Cougars Get Back On the Track at WSC Relays
By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
LANCASTER — College of the Canyons track & field opened its 2022 campaign at the Western State Conference (WSC) Relays hosted by Antelope Valley College on Friday, with sophomore Milca Osorio wasting no time in stamping her ticket to this year's CCCAA State Championship meet.
Osorio was the top finisher for Canyons after running to a second-place time of 18:54.68 in the 5000m event. Osorio was also a member of COC's cross country team that finished ninth at the state championships last fall.
COC freshman Joshua Christopher was the top finisher on the men's side with a third-place result in the long jump. Christopher, also a contributor for COC on the gridiron, turned in a mark of 5.90m/19'4.25" in his spring season debut.
As a relay event meet points were not tracked and schools not slotted into any final finishing order. Participating programs included: Allan Hancock, Antelope Valley, Bakersfield, Canyons, Cuesta, Glendale, Moorpark, Santa Barbara City, Santa Monica, Ventura and West L.A. College.
Friday's meet was the first competition for COC Track & Field since the Cougars took part in the 'Beach Opener' meet hosted by CSU, Long Beach on March 6-7, 2020. Canyons did not compete in 2021 due to cancellations brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Full results from season-opener WSC Relays event are available here.
The Cougars are back on the track Friday, Feb. 25 at WSC Meet No. 1 hosted by Bakersfield College. Events are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Canyons Top Performers (W)
- Milca Osorio — 2nd place, 5000m (18:54.68)
- Sarah Zamudio — 4th place, 5000m (20:43.54)
- Maylani Perez — 7th place, 5000m (21:43.75)
- Trinity Winslow — 4th place, 100h (18.28)
- 4 x 200 Relay — 5th place - The combination of Lauryn Bailey, Sarah Zamudio, Trinity Winslow and Rebekah Brooks posted a time of 1:59.79.
Canyons Top Performers (M)
- Joshua Christopher — 3rd place, LJ (5.90m / 19' 4.25")
- Matthew Ballentine — 9th place, HJ (1.55m / 5'1")
- Victor Omorodion — 9th place, HJ (1.55m/ 5'1")
- 4 x 200 Relay — The team of Kory Bacon, Kyle Fabella, Keyon Wooten and Layne Buck posted a time of 1:33.68.
- Spring Medley Relay — 4th place – The combination of Tylyn Cook, Layne Buck, Felix Breitbach and David Salazar posted a time of 3:52.17.