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