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ARC Women Place 7th in the California Community College State Track and Field Championships

Jenica Dodge

Jenica Dodge 1st Place All American in 10K

May 14, 2015

Jenica Dodge was the First Place American finisher in the women’s 10K Finals at the CCCAA Track and Field Championships held in San Mateo on May 14, 2015.  She finished 2nd overall (behind Sequoias foreigner) with her personal best at 37:11, which is the 6th best mark in the nation and second on the ARC All Time Best Marks.

All American Honors also went to the lady beavers 4X100 relay with their second place finish (47.49).  The team was made up with Morgan Simpson, Olivia Brown, Tatiana Bell and Imani Thomas.  Their time marks them as 9th best mark in the history of ARC.

Kandace Compton was the 6th lady beaver to earn All American honors, in the 800m, with her 3rd place finish (2:14.80).  She then doubled back to score again in the ladies 4X400 relay.  Her relay team went 3:56.52 with teammates Morgan Simpson, Keirnan Hawthrone and Imani Thomas.

Other scores for the meet included Shelby Crider’s 5th place in the javelin (38.61m), Jocelyn Stillwell’s 6th place in the 3k Steeple (11:47). Olivia Brown’s 6th in the 100m (12.0) and Siena Morgan’s 8th place in the pole vault (3.10m).

With over 40 qualified teams representing over 100 California Community Colleges, American River College ladies finished 7th in the overall team standing.




















American River






De Anza






Lady Beavers Win the 2015 Northern California Championships

May 8, 2015

NorCal Champs 2015

Freshman Jenica Dodge led the lady beavers to their Nor. Cal. championships hosted at American River College on May 8, 2015.  The ladies battled the 25 teams that qualified by collectively put it together for the title.Dodge earned the most points, as the most valuable ARC track athlete, by putting in 18 points.  She finished 2nd in the 10K (39.08), was third in the 5K (18:24.79) and 5th in the 1500 (4:51.25).

Kandace Compton added 15.5 points from 3rd in the 800m (2:15.97), 2nd in the 1500 (4:42.52) and 2nd in the 4X400 (3:59.27) with teammates Ane Archuleta, Keirnan Hawthrone and Morgan Simpson.

Jocelyn Stillwell contributed 11 points by winning the 3k Steeple (11:28.94) and 8th in the 400H (1:10.08).

Imani Thomas scored another 11 points by finishing 3rd in the 200 (26.87), 5th in the 100m (12.11), and 2nd in the 4X100 (47.49) with teammates Abigail Finlayson, Olivia Brown and Tatiana Bell.

Mackenzie Theiler scored 10 points by winning the heptathlon (4517).

Olivia Brown put in 7 points from her4th in the 100 (11.93) and 2nd in the 4X100.

Tatiana Bell and Siena Morgan both scored 6 points each.  Bell’s came from her 6th in the 100 (12.25), 8th in the 200 (26.37) and the 2nd place 4X100.  Morgan was 3rd in the pole vault (3.25).

Carmen Garcia and Shelby Crider both put in 5 points.  Garcia was 5th in the shot (12.10) and Crider was 4th in the Javelin (39.32m).

Morgan Simpson added 4.5 points from her 6th in the 400m (1:00.08) along with her 3rd place in the 4X400 relay.

Adrianna Reagan put in 3.5 points from her 5th in the high jump (1.56m).

Mayra Villa and Abigail Finlayson both added 2 points.  Villa’s came from her 7th place in the 3k steeple (12:48.10), and Finlayson’s came from her 4X100 relay leg.

Keirnan Hawthrone and Ane Archuleta both added 1.5 points from the 4X400 relay.

Mariah Earl also scored a point with her 8th in the 100H (15.63).

Thirteen ladies qualified onto the State Meet Championships to be in San Mateo May 15-16.

For full results go to

Women’s team scores:


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ARC Women’s and Men’s Track and Field Teams sweep their Big 8 Conference Champs

 April 24, 2015

Big 8 Conference Champs

Mackenzie Theiler led the lady beavers to their most recent victory at their Big 8 Conference Championships hosted at Merritt Community College in Oakland, Ca.

Theiler scored 22.5 points including a big win in the 4X100 with teammates Olivia Brown, Tatiana Bell and Imani Thomas.  Their 47.37 was a new season best mark that places them 4th in the state and 6th best in the history of ARC Track.

In addition to the 4X100, Theiler also finished 2nd in the 100 hurdles (15.66), 3rd in the long jump (5.11m), 4th in the high jump (1.51m) and 8th in the 100m (13.05).

Kandace Compton was next in scoring with her 20.5 points after winning the 800m (2:15).  She also won the 4X400 with teammates, Keirnan Hawthrone, Ane Archuleta and Morgan Simpson (3:58).  Compton also finished 2nd in the 1500 (4:52.28).

Jocelyn Stillwell was next by scoring 18 points after winning the 3k steeple (12:28), and 5th in both the 800m (2:25.03) and the 400 H (1:11.77).

Olivia Brown scored an additional 17.5 after winning the 4X100, Brown also finished second in the 100m (12.24) and 4th in the 200m (25.39).

Imani Thomas added 16.5 points from her 2nd in the 200m (25.06) and 3rd in the 100 (12.37) in addition to her 4X100 win.

Tatiana Bell put up 10.5 more points from her 4th in the 100m (12.46) and 6th in the 200m (25.94) including her 4X100 win.

Siena Morgan scored 10 points from winning the pole vault (3.40m).

Adrianna Reagan contributed 10 points from her winning high jump (1.61m).

Shelby Crider had 10 points from the winning the javelin (37.46m).

Jenica Dodge brought in 10 points from winning the 10k (44:02).

Carmen Garcia added 9 points from her 4th in the javelin (30.23m) and 5th in the shot (11.15m).

Mayra Villa scored 8 points from her second place finish in the 3k steeple (12:37).

Morgan Simpson scored 7.5 with her winning 4X400 and her 5th place 400 (59.62).

Silvana Zuniga-Valdivia brought in 6 points from her 3rd place finish in the 400 (58.70).

Mariah Earl scored 6 points with 100H (15.83) and 8th in the 400h (1:12.66).

Abigail Finlayson scored 5.5 points with her 4X100 win along with 7th in the 100 (12.98) and 8th in  the 200m (29.93).

Keirnan Hawthrone added 5.5 more points after her 4X400 win and her 6th place in the 400 (1:00.44).

Maria Rojo scored 5 points from her 4th place in the 10k (47:55).

Otolose Bloomfield put in 4 points from her 6th in the shot (11.04m) and 8th in the javelin (28.93m).

     Next up for the lady beavers will be the Northern California Trials in San Mateo on Fri. May 1.  The Nor. Cal. finals will be hosted at American River College on Fri. May 8th, before their State Meet Championships, back in San Mateo on May 15-16, 2015.

For full results go to

Women’s team scores:


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Diablo Valley






Crider and Regan
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.



Jenica Dodge 10K at SFSU



ARC competes well at USF and Stanford

April 3, 2015

ARC competes well at USF and Stanford

Freshman Jenica Dodge hit her third State “A” qualification mark at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on Fri. April 3rd.  Dodge went 37:35 in her first ever 10K while smashing the 40:08 State Qualification mark.  Her time gave her the top time in the state and placed her second on the ARC All time record statistics.  Dodge is also the first ARC track and field Beaver to hit the A standard in three individual events including her previous 5k (18:17) and her 1500 (4:49).

Mackenzie Theiler hit another automatic mark in the long jump with her 5.40 meters, which is the sixth best mark in the state.  She also had both the heptathlon (4429) and the 4X100 (47.45) relay state qualification marks.

Jocelyn Stillwell cut fifteen seconds off her 3K steeple with her 11:46, which is the third best mark in the state.


Lady Beavers represent well at the Stanford Invite

Mackenzie Theiler, Olivia Brown, Tatiana Bell and Imani Thomas were second in their heat of the women’s 4X100 at the Stanford Invite with their 47.72.




Lady Beavers perform well at the ARC Invitational

March 27-28, 2015

Jocelyn Stillwell led her squad to some great performances at the ARC Track and Field Invitational held at American River on March 27-28.  The sophomore ran her first 3k Steeple, hitting the State Qualification mark, in route to winning the event in 12:00.92.  Stillwell’s mark is currently the third best mark in the state and places her in the ninth best mark in her school’s history.  She later came back for the “brutal double” and ended up sixth in the 400 hurdles in 1:10.34.

Teammate, Mayra Villa, finished second while running her first 3K Steeple.  Villa hit the Nor. Cal. Standard in the event at 12:47.10.

Also hitting record status was freshman combined events athlete, MacKenzie Theiler.  It was Theiler’s first heptathlon who finished a close second with her 4429 points.  Her performance qualified her for the State mark and is also the third best mark in the state, as well as fourth best in her school’s history.

Sophomore Olivia Brown won the 100m with another State Qualification mark of 12.09.  This impressive mark places her fifth best in the state, and seventh in her school’s history.  She also hit a new personal best mark in the 200 with her 25.41.  As if that weren’t enough, she was also on the second place 4X100 in 47.22 along with teammates Abigail Finlayson, Tatiana Bell and Imani Thomas.

The ladies 4X400 was an exciting finish by .05 behind Chico State.  Ane’ Archuleta, Keirnan Hawthrone, Kandace Compton and Morgan Simpson were second with their 3:56.44, which is currently the fourth best time in the state.

Next up for the lady beavers will be the double meets at both San Francisco Distance Carnival and the Stanford Invitational on April 3-4.




Imani, Morgan, Ane’ and Kandace hit the
4X400 State “A” Standard

Hornet Invitational

March 23, 2015

Kandace Compton, last week’s Big 8 Conference Athlete of the week, hit another state “A” qualification mark today in the ladies 4X400 at the Hornet Invitational hosted by Sacramento State University.

Compton now holds 3 automatic marks this season after her 1500m (4:47.06) last week, at the Aggie Open, and then her lifetime best today in the ladies 800m (2:14.71).  This places her 3rd overall in ARC history for the 800, as well as the third best time in the state.

Teammates, Imani Thomas, Morgan Simpson and Ane Archuleta rounded off the beavers 4X400 that sliced eight seconds off their previous best.

“The 400 relay ladies showed tremendous improvements today.  They also have lots of potential to improve, including better baton passes” adds Coach Powless.

Other season bests went to Jocelyn Schmidt in the 800 (2:24.12), and Siena Morgan in the women’s pole vault (3.40m).  In addition, both Ane Archuleta and Morgan Simpson in the open 400.  Although Ane and Morgan were in separate heats, the ladies both ran season bests of 1:00.14. 

Next up for the lady beavers is the ARC Invitational hosted on Fri. and Sat. March 27th and 28th.


Lady Beavers at Bob Rush Invite in San Mateo


 March 20, 2015

In anticipation for the Hornet Invitational tomorrow, the lady beavers had just eight ladies compete in the Bob Rush Invitational at San Mateo on 3/20/15.

Sophomore Jocelyn Stillwell opened up with her first 400 hurdle race of this season, just missing the Nor. Cal. standard, yet hitting a new best mark. Her 1:08.49 was good enough for winning the event and is currently the third best mark in Northern California.

Siena Morgan also set a new best, in route to winning the pole vault with her 3.25 m.

Tori Randal set new personal bests (in just her 4th track meet in her life) with both the 100 (12.98) and 200 (27.14).

Cadee Crouse also set a personal best in the javelin with her 25.85m.

Tomorrow the ladies will see much more competition at Sacramento State University for the Hornet Invitational.  Go Beavers!


Lady Beavers hit six new Automatic Qualification Marks in the Aggie Open Meet


March 14, 2015

Sophomore standout, Kandace Compton led her track and field squad to some great results including her double automatic state standard marks in the Aggie Open at UC Davis last weekend.

She was the first community college athlete finishing 5th overall in the women’s 1500 at 4:47.06.  Then she doubled with the 800 where she was once again the first community college finisher (7th overall) at 2:18.58.  Both marks are currently the fifth and sixth best marks in the state.

Freshman Mackenzie Theiler also hit two automatic standards when she cleared 1.58m in the high jump and then ran her 200 in 26.72, which completed her 5 events for the women’s heptathlon.  She smashed the automatic qualification of 2400 points with her over 3,000 points in 5 events.

Sophomore Siena Morgan also hit the qualification standard with her 3.25m in the ladies pole vault.

Jenica Dodge, last week’s Big 8 female athlete of the week, also hit the automatic mark in the ladies 1500 with her 4:49.83.

Two more provisional marks were also hit in the women’s 800 from Jocelyn Schmidt (2:27.64) and Ane Archuleta (2:29.25).

Next up for the lady beavers will be the Bob Rush invitational in San Mateo on Fri. March 20th and Sat. Hornet Invite at Sacramento State University on March 21st.



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