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Canyons Track & Field Headed to CCCAA State Championship Meet

Canyons Track & Field Headed to CCCAA State Championship Meet

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.

COC sophomores Jasmine Hall and Díani Ellis will lead the women's team after both claiming CCCAA SoCal Championships at last week's regional final meet.

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.

Marcel Sylvester (1.95m) and Weston Lombardo (1.95m) will both compete in the high jump. 

The men's 4x400m relay team of Leo Lambert III, Blake Beeler, Keion Broadus and Tochukwe Eze also qualified for the state meet with a time of 4:12.65.

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.