The College of the Canyons track and field program will send a combined 14 student-athletes to compete in 13 events at the 2017 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championship meet hosted by American River College May 19-20.
Hall emerged as the Southern California Champion in the women's high jump with a leap of 1.75m and will next try to jump her way to a state title. She will also compete for a championship in the 100h, long jump and javelin, as well as the heptathlon.
Likewise, Ellis finished first in the women's 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 11:26.91, and will advance to the state finals.
Sophomore Jessica Ruiz will have a busy weekend after qualifying to compete in the 1,500m (4:48.76), 5,000m (18:39.59) and 10,000m (39:24.61) events.
Also representing the women's track & field program will be Shalyn Mabritto (5,000m/18:31.83), Stephanie Martinez (10,000m/40:02.39), Samiyah Hawkins (shot put/11.59m) and Kaitlyn Matthews (high jump/1.65m).
Sophomore Zachary Larson will represent COC in the decathlon.
The heptathlon and decathlon events will get underway at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, with field events (javelin, long jump and hammer throw) beginning at 3:25 p.m. The men's/women's 10,000m event will follow beginning at 7:45 p.m.
On Saturday, decathlon action picks up at 9:30 a.m. and the heptathlon continues at 11:45 a.m. The remaining field events will begin at 3:30 p.m. Running events will get underway at 4 p.m. and continue through the afternoon and into the evening.
A listing of all meet events and entries can be found here.
Live results from the event can be viewed here.
In addition, a live stream broadcast of the event will be available from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, and 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday via Bay Area Sports TV.