College of the Canyons track & field will compete in a combined 17 events at this weekend's California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Regional Championships hosted by Cerritos College on May 13.
Canyons put together a successful qualifying run at the SoCal Prelims, claiming 17 spots on the women's side and seven for the men's team. A combined 16 athletes from both teams will compete for the Cougars.
COC's women's team qualifiers include Jasmine Hall in the high jump (1.60m), long jump (5.28m), javelin (36.10m) and 100h (14.76). Hall will also compete as a member of the 4x100m relay team (50.98) alongside teammates Ariana Cooper, Tayler Stiverson and Keyana Session.
Kaitlyn Matthews will also move on in the high jump (1.60m).
Cooper moves on in the 400h (1:04.94), as will Jessica Ruiz in the 1,500m (4:55.22).
Díani Ellis clocked a time of 11:34.36 in the 3,000m steeplechase to represent the time top in the region. Ellis also qualified in the 5,000m (19:03.44) along with teammate Shalyn Mabritto (19:01.91).
The CCCAA SoCal Championships will get underway at 9 a.m. on Saturday.