BEAVERS SWEEP 4X100 AND 3K STEEPLE AT MT. SAC
The American River College women’s track and field team swept the 4x100m relay and 3k steeple at the Mt. Sac. Relays in Los Angeles on April 14th. Hannah Hardy, Olivia Brown, Holly Miller and Alexis Browner won the 4x100m for the second week in a row at 46.83, hitting their best mark this season (with the second best mark in the state). Kayla Rossi also hit a personal best in route to winning the 3k steeple in 12:08. She was followed by Monica Madavi who finished in 13:08.
Other great finishes went to Alexis Browner who was second in the 100m (11.99), followed by teammate Holly Miller (12.47) who finished fourth. Miller hit another personal best with a fourth place finish in the 200m at 25.44. Hannah Hardy finished third in the triple jump (11.20m); another third place was turned in by Ariel Maroon in the pole vault (3.32m). Personal bests were turned in by Hailey Colley in the 100m hurdles (17.70) and Hannah Hardy in the shot (7.55m). Hardy’s results qualify her for the Northern California Heptathlon Championships next week along with teammate Hailey Parkhouse-McAllister.
HANNAH HARDY LEADS BEAVERS AT ARC INVITATIONAL
The Beavers had some great performances at the American River College Track and Field Invitational on Saturday, April 6. ARC sophomore standout, Hannah Hardy (Woodcreek HS) led the Beaver squad by hitting a new personal best in the long jump at 15.66m (18’6”). Currently, this is the second best mark in Northern California and the sixth best in the state. She also posted her first 100m hurdles in 15.80, which is the fifth best mark in Northern California.
Hardy helped win the 4x100m relay with a time of 47.2, the second best time in the state, along with teammates: freshman Olivia Brown (Del Campo HS), sophomore Holly Miller (Whitney HS), and sophomore standout Alexis Browner (Inderkum HS). In addition, Hardy hit the team’s best javelin mark with her 28.10, and completed the high jump at 1.42m. As if that weren’t enough, she also helped to post this season’s best 4x400m relay mark of 4:05.79, along with teammates Brown, freshman Natalie Berania (Pleasant Grove HS), and Browner.
The ARC hurdlers also turned in great performances with all new personal bests. In addition to Hardy’s 100m hurdles in 15.80, freshman Hailey Cooley (El Dorado HS) finished in 16.90, sophomore Hailey Parkhouse-McAllister (Del Oro HS) went 17.54, and freshman Cassondra Evans (St. Francis HS) went 17.79. The 400m hurdles brought on two more personal bests with freshman Ashley Stubbs (Galt HS) finishing in 1:08.53, and Parkhouse-McAllister finishing in 1:11.03.
Second place in the pole vault went to freshman Ariel Maroon (Roseville HS) with her 3.47m (11’4.5”). Currently this is good enough for second best on the ARC All-Time Performance List and the fourth best mark in Northern California. ARC alumni, Jenna Yowell (currently attending California State University - Northridge) won this year’s event in 3.62m.
Three other Beavers finished with noteworthy performances on the day. Freshman Ciara Richardson (Laguna Creek HS) hit a personal best in the 400m with her 1:03.54. Sophomore Monica Madavi (El Camino HS) hit a new personal best in the 3k steeple at 13:15.03. Freshman Grace Cambra (Oakmont HS) finished third in the 10K in 42:20.84. Congratulations to the team on their great performances, and to Hannah Hardy for getting nominated for the Big 8 Conference Athlete of the Week.
BEAVERS COMPETE AT STANFORD
Congratulations to the Beavers who captured their season best in the women’s 4X100m at the Stanford Invitational. Hannah Hardy, Olivia Brown, Holly Miller and Alexis Browner finished in 47.25 seconds, good enough for the second best time in the state for community colleges. Browner also hit a personal best in the 200m, after finishing the 100m in 12.02 seconds. Currently, she holds the fourth best time on the community college state list at 24.55 seconds. ARC Beaver alumni, Jenna Yowell (currently attending California State University - Northridge), won the collegiate pole vault with her 3.91m (12’10”). Also, Courtney Anderson (attending California State University - Stanislaus) finished her 3k steeple in a respectable 10:24.