WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD BREAKS RECORDS, SENDS EIGHT TO STATE
American River College standout Hannah Hardy, who just came off being named Most Valuable Field Athlete by the Big 8 coaches, is now named the Northern California Most Valuable Field Athlete. Hardy broke two more school records while winning three events. After winning the heptathlon (4146 points), she set a new school record by winning the triple jump at 11.66m. Another school record fell with her second place finish in the 4x100 (45.98) along with teammates Olivia Brown, Holly Miller and Alexis Browner. In addition, Hardy won the long jump (just missing the school record by ½”) with her new personal best (5.75m). She also finished in a three-way tie for eighth in the high jump (1.42m), for an impressive contribution of 32.33 combined points to her team.
Several other Beavers contributed to the team’s success at NorCals. Alexis Browner just missed the 1980 school record of 23.70 in the 200m, set by Donna Carley, by finishing second (23.86). She currently has the second best mark in the state. Along with anchoring the 4x100, Browner scored a total of ten points. Holly Miller also scored team points by winning the 4x100 and taking third in the long jump (5.53m). Miller qualified to state in both events. Ariel Maroon was second in the pole vault with her personal best of 3.47m. This gives her the fifth best mark in the state. Hailey Parkhouse-McAllister also hit a personal best and qualified to the state meet by finishing second in the 400 hurdles (1:05.02), followed by Ashley Stubbs who finished sixth (1:07.99). Parkhouse-McAllister also finished eighth in the heptathlon (3384). Destiny Standifer finished fourth in the triple jump (10.91) and qualified to state. She also finished seventh in the long jump (5.15m). Kayla Rossi also qualified to state with her fifth place finish in the 3k steeple (12:15). Alexa Lua was sixth in the 10K (42:31).
The overall team totals could not have been closer. American River College finished in fourth place behind Modesto College by less than one point, and Sacramento City fell below ARC by an even tighter margin. Congratulations to the eight Beavers who qualified to the State Championships in San Mateo later this week. Olivia Brown, Alexis Browner, Hannah Hardy, Holly Miller, Hailey Parkhouse-McAllister, Destiny Standifer, Ariel Maroon and Kayla Rossi…Go Beavers!!!
TWO NEW SCHOOL RECORDS SET AT BIG 8 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Hannah Hardy was named the Most Valuable Field Athlete by the Big 8 coaches after winning four events and then some at Sacramento City College on Friday, April 26th. She was the highest Beaver scorer with 45 points. She won the long jump (5.62m) and then broke the 21 year old school record in the triple jump by nearly 2” (11.51m). She was also on the school record breaking 4x100 along with teammates Holly Miller, Olivia Brown and Alexis Browner (46.39). Hardy also finished third in the high jump (1.52m), fourth in the javelin (27.27m), and third in the 100m hurdles (15.41).
Alexis Browner was also named Most Valuable Track Athlete in the Big 8 Conference. Browner scored 25 points for the Beavers in route to winning four events. She won the 100m (11.94) and 200m (24.24) and was on both winning relay teams. Along with the 4x100, she also anchored the 4x400 with her 57.37 split (4:00.06). Browner’s teammates in the record breaking relay included Miller, Brown and Ciara Richardson.
Miller also scored 25 team points by winning both relays and finishing second in the 200m (24.63), third in the 100m (12.17), and third in the long jump (5.22m). Ariel Maroon won the pole vault with her personal best of 3.57m, which puts her at second best all time for ARC. Brown scored 14 points for her team from both winning relay teams, her fourth place finish in the 200m (25.48), and fifth in the 100m (12.48). Destiny Standifer scored 12 points by placing third in both the triple jump (10.95m) and long jump (5.22m). Hailey Parkhouse-McAllister scored 11 points with her second place finish in the 400m hurdles (1:06.55). She was followed by teammates Ashley Stubbs in third (1:08.11) and Hailey Cooley in fourth (1:10.61). Parkhouse-McAllister was also sixth in the 100m hurdles (16.91) followed by Cassondra Evans in seventh (18.30).
Kayla Rossi came in third in the 3k steeple (12:11) and was followed by Monica Madavi in seventh (13:35) and Georgia Cambra in eighth (14:05). Cambra was fourth in the 10K (42:41) followed by Natalie Berania in seventh (43:56) and Alexa Lua in eighth (43:59). Lua also placed fifth in the 1500m (5:06.28) and sixth in the 800m (2:28.52) followed by Berania in eighth (2:34.53). In the women’s 5K, Lua led the Beavers again with her fifth place finish (20:09), followed by Cambra’s eighth place finish (20:24).
A close second place team finish at Conference has seventeen Beavers qualified through to the Northern California Championships to be hosted at ARC on Saturday, May 4th and Saturday, May 11th. Go Beavers!!!
HARDY WINS NORCAL HEPTATHLON
Hannah Hardy won the 2013 Northern California Heptathlon in San Mateo. With her combined score of 4146 points, she hit personal bests in six out of the seven events. She went 15.69 in the 100m hurdles, 26.47 in the 200m, and 2:34 in the 800m. Her field events were strong as well. She finished the high jump at 1.48m, shot put at 7.71m, long jump at 5.33m, and javelin at 24.2m. Her top honors qualified her for the State Championships to be held back at the College of San Mateo on May 17-18. She also holds the fifth best mark in the history of ARC track and field for this event.
Hailey Parkhouse-McAllister finished in a respectable eighth place to score for the Beavers with her 3384 points. She went 16.61 in the 100m hurdles and 2:39 in the 800m. She finished the high jump at 1.24m, shot put at 7.43m, long jump at 4.26m, and javelin at 23.88m. Congratulations to Hannah and Hailey for their outstanding representation for American River College!