March 13-14, 2015
Season PR’s were few and far between on the slow surface at UC Davis. Isaiah Roybal PR’ed in the 200m in 22.60. Also bettering their best mark were Charlie Flournoy and Gibran Zaman in 22.82 and 22.90. In the 400m, Richard Finical, Devan Sawyerr and Jonathan Lopez all improved their 400m times by running 49.06, 49.60 and 50.28. In the 1500m, newcomer Alan Quintero, despite getting a gash in his heel from a spike on the first lap, ran a lifetime best of 4:07.82. Casey Aguirre ran a PR in the 5000m in 16:14.84. Nelson Quinley PR’ed in the shot put at 13.49m. There were several good marks from the weekend, but with the hot and humid conditions they were few and far between.
Complete results can be found at http://www.directathletics.com/results/track/38532_m.html
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Winners Shelby Crider and Adrianna Regan
Mt. Sac. Relays
April 11, 2015
Shelby Crider set a new meet record at the Mt. Sac. Relays on April 11, 2015. Her javelin mark of 40.65m (over 139’), was also good enough for second best in the state and second best on ARC’s history best ten list.
Freshman Adrianna Reagan won the high jump with her 1.66m. Her mark is now the third best mark in the state.
Other top marks at the Mt. Sac. Relays included Jocelyn Stillwell in the 3k steeple. She placed 2nd with her 11:36.69, which is currently the third best mark in the state.
Jenica Dodge was second in the 5k at 18:24.02.
The 4X100 relay also finished 2nd in 47.45 with Abigail Finlayson, Olivia Brown, Tatiana Bell and Imani Thomas.
Kandace Compton was third in the 1500 at 4:44.20.
Next up for the lady beavers is their Big 8 Conference Championships on Fri. April 24th.
Northern California Community College heptathlon
Freshman Track and Field athlete, Mackenzie Theiler just won the Northern California Community College heptathlon in San Mateo on April 15th. This gives her the second best mark in the state and third best mark in the nation.
She was just 67 points off our school record, with her new personal best, in just her second time ever competing in the Heptathlon – 4517 points.
She went 100h 15.47, high jump-1.52m, shot-9.53m, 200-26.01, long jump-5.29m javelin-29.45m and 800 2:30.17 (5 second personal best). She is now qualified to compete in the State Championships to be held back in San Mateo on May 15th.
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Beavers drop wild one 4 - 2 at Sierra
April 17, 2015
American River College missed out on an attempt for the sweep of the 3 game series against Sierra College on Friday, dropping game three 4-2 in a game that was very exciting all the way to the end. The Beavers defense allowed Sierra to score a couple of their runs, but the Beavers defense also took away some opportunities, throwing out two runners at the plate, catching a runner stealing and turning a line drive with runners at 2nd and 3rd with one out into an inning ending double play. Offensively the Beavers didn’t get on the board until they were down 3-0 in the 6th inning. Sophomore 1B Dalton deVries (Oakmont) laced a two out single to right to score SS Steve Mercado (Antelope) who had walked. A.R.C. closed the gap in the 7th when C Bryan Babcock (Antelope) scored from second on a single to left by 2B Cameron Bennett (Rio Linda). On the tail end of that play Steve Mercado had advanced to second then moved to third when Sierra’s catcher made an errant throw trying to pick Mercado off second. Sierra got the run back in the bottom half of the inning though when a one out line drive to left was misplayed by LF Jimmy Lunardelli (Oakmont). As the runner on first raced towards the plate Steve Mercado’s relay throw to the plate was just in time to get the Sierra runner. The next batter singled off of reliever Kyle Grant (Burbank) to put the Wolverines up 4-2. The Beavers made it interesting in the 9th after Babcock led off with a walk, pinch-hitter Colton Freeman (El Camino) singled up the middle. Steve Mercado then bunted to put the tying run at 2nd with one out. Cameron Bennett fouled out to first and RF Alex Gaskin (Jesuit) hit a ground ball to the left side that looked sure to get through but Sierra’s third baseman was deep enough to get a glove on the ball ad throw Gaskin out at first to end the game.
A.R.C. hosts Diablo Valley College in the last week of the regular season on Tuesday and Friday. The Beavers are still in the playoff hunt, with a sweep of DVC most likely earning them a playoff bid.
Beavers earn 4th straight conference title
March 20, 2015
ARC-9 Folsom Lake-0
Overall: 13-1 Conference: 8-0
The Beavers were able to put all 12 players in the lineup in their final regular season conference match of the season. At #3 doubles AJ De Castro and Nick Shirk stepped in to the lineup and played solidly, winning their match 8-4. In the singles, Elias Burbick beat Forrest Bacchi at #5 singles, holding off a late charge by Bacchi at the end of the second set 6-2, 6-4. Alex Bgatov competed in his 5th singles match in dual team play this season and remained undefeated, beating Moyo Gbadamosi 6-2, 6-3. The Beavers finished the regular season with a 13-1 overall record and their 4th straight conference title. They will next compete in the individual Big 8 North Conference Tournament, hosted by ARC on April 2nd-4th. After the Big 8 North Conference Tournament the Beavers will begin dual team postseason play as the #2 seed in the Northern California team playoffs.
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