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Lady Beavers Take the Win and Title - NorCal Champs


ARC Track & Field

11 Qualify on to State Meet

May 2 & 10, 2014

The Lady Beavers won the Northern California Championships on Fri. May 2nd hosted at De Anza College. Their 105 points provided a 15 point margin up on second place San Joaquin Delta.

ARC's Most Valuable Athlete went to top scorer, Gina Wood with 19 points. On Friday May 2nd she ran the 10k (39:58.41) finishing 2nd and hitting a new personal record in addition to the State Qualifying standard (39:59.60). Then she finished 2nd in the 3K steeple (11:49.53) which was good enough for 4th best in the history or ARC. As if that weren't enough, she later ran the 5k (19:35.29) with a 6th place finish, en route to her double qualification to State Champs.

Second most ARC points (18) was Kandace Compton who won the 800m (2:15.21), with a personal best which moves her up to 5th place ranking in the state. It also places her third in the ARC All Time Top 10. In addition she was also 2nd in the 1500 (4:46.48), qualifying to State in both events.

Shelby Crider was another Nor Cal Champion in the Javelin (10 points) with her best throw of the day being 121' 4" (36.98m).

Kyrah Vaughn brought in 9.25 points by finished just behind Compton in the 800 with her (2:15.56), getting 8 points from the event. She also ran a personal best and moved up to 6th in the state rankings, in addition 4th on the All Time List. Vaughn also ran a let on the 4th place 4x400m relay. The team ran in the order of Vaughn, Richardson, Hawthrowne, and Rowe running a pr of 3:56.96 to make it to the finals (and bumping them up to 7th in the state) qualifying them to move on to the state meet.

Olesya Khokhlan scored 8 points for her team with a 2nd place finish in the Triple Jump (11.11m/ 36' 5.5") as she makes her way to the state meet. Khokhlan also competed in Long Jump (5.15m/ 16' 10.75").

Ariel Maroon also scored 8 points with a 2nd place finish in the Pole Vault (3.24m/10' 7.5"), directly followed by teammate, Siena Morgan earning 6 points, vaulting the same height.

Cheyenne Drury also earned 8 points for the Lady Beavers finishing 3rd in the 3k Steeplechase (12:02.28). Her personal best also hits the 7th best mark in ARC history and qualified her on to the state meet. Drury also finished 7th in the 10K with two new personal bests (42:06), in addition to her 5K (20:20.38). Drury was followed by teammates Zoe Worobel in 3k steeple finishing 9th (12:43.52) and Jocelyn Schmidt 12th (13:08.26).

Schmidt also ran the 800m in trials (2:24.85) ending her season with a personal record.

Jocelyn Stillwell brought 4 points to the table with 7th place finishes in both the 1500m (4:59.59) and the 400m hurdles (68.35) for a new personal best.

Mariah Earl brought in 3 points with her 6th place finish in the 100m hurdles and new personal best (15.55). Hailey Cooley also ran (16.60). Fellow hurdler Autumn Edgar also brought in 3 points with her 6th place finish in the 400m hurdles (67.99).

Ciara Richardson helped bring in 2.25 points. She ran a pr in the 400m, (60.27) and was also a part of the State Qualifying mile relay.
Keirnan Hawthrone was also a part of the State Qualifying mile relay bringing in 1.25 points.

Freshman Carmen Garcia competed in the Shot Put ending her season with a personal record (10.98m/ 36' 0.25"). She also qualified into the finals with a personal record of 10.70m/36 feet 1/2".

The 4x100m relay ended the season with a personal record as well (49.97 at the Trials meet) consisting of Ashley Reddic, Ashley Stubbs, Ciara Richardson, and Olesya Khokhlan.

Natalie Berania also ran the 1500 (5:11) and 800 before posting her personal best in the 5K (20:24.35).

Congratulations to the two Nor Cal Champions Kandace Compton (800m) and Shelby Crider (Javelin)!
Also, great job to the nine other ladies moving on to the State Meet: Kyrah Vaughn (800m), Gina Wood (10K & 3K Steeplechase), Cheyenne Drury (3k Steeplechase) Ariel Maroon (Pole Vault), Siena Morgan (Pole Vault), Olesya Khokhlan (Triple Jump), Vaughn, Ciara Richardson, Keirnan Hawthrowne, Katelynn Rowe (4x400m relay).

A huge congratulation again to the American River College Lady Beavers Track and Field Team winning the Northern California Championships! Look for them at the State Meet being held at Mt. SAC (May 16-17).

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