Roadrunners compete in two events, eye WAC Outdoor Championships May 9

Juliet Parrilla

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After a very successful meet at the CSULA Twilight Open, the Roadrunners strived to keep the momentum going in two different meets. The team would be dispersed, with eight athletes sent to Torrance, California, and another seven sent to Azusa, California.

The team kicked off the first meet on Thursday, April 19, hosted by Mt. San Antonio College in Torrance, CA. Being a two-day event, the athletes were to return the next day while the other half of their teammates were off to face their own battles in Azusa. 

Sophomore Curtis Threlkeld competed in the 800 meter run. He finished fourth in his heat, and ninth overall. He ran set a new personal record, with a time of 1:51.79. 

Julianne Finch, sophomore pole vault specialist, finished third overall. She cleared a 3.60m distance. 

Angel Valdez was set to face her first 10000m run of the season, so she fought to make her mark.  

Although she competed with other determined elite athletes, she did not let that affect her performance and finished 15th overall. The senior finished with a recorded time of 36:55.34. 

Competing in the hammer throw, David Sellens III threw a distance of 50.21m. The senior finished 14th overall.  

In the midst of the Mt. Sac Relays, the other seven athletes competed in the Bryan Clay Invitational on Friday, April 20. 

Senior Tristian Watson competed in the 110 hurdles. Waston finished sixth in his heat and 18th overall, running 14.95. 

Former basketball star, Jazmyne Bartee competed in the women’s high jump. The senior finished 45th overall, clearing 1.52m. 

The Roadrunners will prepare for their last meet before they begin the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships. They will head to Clovis, California for the Bulldog Invitational on Saturday, April 28. 

The Roadrunners will be off for the WAC Outdoor Championships on Wednesday, May 9 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Photo from gorunners.com