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Cougars Fare Well At Bakersfield Invitational

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The College of the Canyons track and field team traveled to Bakersfield College Friday and Saturday to compete in the Bakersfield College Invitational. The team used this meet as an opportunity to tune up their skills to prepare for the second half of the season and try their hand at events they wouldn't normally participate in.

The women's track team placed in several events including Nouneh Assadouria who took second place in the triple jump event ending with a jump of 10.13 meters. Ariel Williams also took home a second place win for the Cougars in the javelin event where she threw 23.16 meters. Also for the women's team, Jessica Gill finished in fifth place with a time of 2:33.45 in the 800-meter race.

The men's team also did well at the invite, Justin Vaughn took first place in the javelin throw with a 47.26-meter throw, and Connor Bellina finished not close behind in second place with a 43.66-meter throw. Cody Moore placed in several events: first place in the triple jump with a 11.98 meter jump, third place in the high jump with a 1.82-meter leap, and third place in the javelin with a 43.61meter throw.

The Cougars also placed in many track races. In the 800-meter, Anthony Fowler finished in 1:59.21 earning him second place. Also, the team of Sanchez-Weaver-White-Fowler came in second place during the 4x100 race with a time of 43.07.

The next meet for the track team will take place Friday, March 22 at WSC No. 2 in Antelope Valley.