By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
BAKERSFIELD — College of the Canyons picked up its first meet victory of the season with the Cougars' men's team winning three events, and placing top-three in 11, to finish first at the Western State Conference (WSC) North Meet hosted by Bakersfield College on Friday. The Lady Cougars' team finished fifth on the day.
COC sophomore Evann Adams won both the 100m (11.03) and 200m (22.25) to give the Cougars a leg up in the sprint events. Freshman David Salazar won the 1500m (4:06.66) in addition to a second-place run in the 800m (1:57.06).
Freshman Terek Khezri was fifth in the 3000m (9:40.95).
Lucas Corbin scored points by taking second in the high jump (1.73m/5' 8") and fourth in the pole vault (3.35m/10' 11.75"). Demajay Williams placed third in the high jump (1.68m/ 5'6") and fifth in the long jump (6.33m/20' 9.25").
In the throws, it was Gaetano Ferrera coming away second in the shot put (14.00m/45' 11.25") and fourth in the discus (41.48m/136' 1"). Cole Shirakata took fourth in the javelin (30.32m/98' 6") with Wooten checking in fifth (29.08m/95' 5") in the same event.
Canyons (129.5) was able to edge host Bakersfield (123.5) in the team standings, with Cuesta College (122) not far behind in third. Ventura College (70), Santa Barbara City College (68) and Allan Hancock College (33) rounded out the field.
On the women's side, Jaszaya Pardue was the top finisher after taking second in 200m (27.09) and following up with a fourth-place run in the 400m (1:01.84).
Megan Carbajal added points by taking fifth in both the long jump (4.68m/15' 4.25") and shot put (8.55m/28' 0.75").
Bakersfield (183) won the women's meet with Cuesta (122), Ventura (97), Allan Hancock (53), Canyons (43) and SBCC (18) following behind.
COC will be back in action on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Long Beach City College Invitational. Events are scheduled to begin at noon.
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—Photo by Lindie Kane/COC Athletics