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Cougars Turn In Personal-Bests at APU Franson Classic

By Mari Kneisel/COC Sports Information

AZUSA — College of the Canyons competed at the Azusa Pacific University Franson Classic on Saturday, gaining another chance to compete against student-athletes from four-year schools with several Cougars posting personal-best marks and times. 

COC freshman Milca Osorio ran her personal best in the 1500m (5:03), just 10 seconds shy of the California Community College Athlete Association (CCCAA) state qualifying time. Maylani Perez also established a personal record of (5:55.79) in the same event. 

Simone Barries made her debut for the Cougars jumping into the competition in the 100h (18.09) and the triple jump events (10.03, 32'11"). 

On the men's side, Tylyn Cook ran in the 100m (11.10) taking 11th in the field of 43 and was also 14th in the 200m (22.55), producing his best time of the season so far. Right behind Cook in the 200m (22.59), Layne Buck finished 15th overall. 

Buck also represented Canyons in the long jump event (6.62, 21'8.75"), leaping his furthest yet this season. 

Keeping on trend, Javelin thrower Matthew Ballentine threw his best of the season with a mark of (48.51m, 159'2").

The men's 4 x 100 relay team (43.47) of Simon Sampson, Kory Bacon, Keyjon Wooten and Cook worked for a sixth-place finish.

Top Performers (W)

Top Performers (M)

  • Tylyn Cook – 11th, 100m (11.10); 14th, 200m (22.55)
  • Layne Buck – 15th, 200m (22.59); 5th, LJ (6.62, 21'8.75")
  • Matthew Ballentine – 6thJAV (48.51m, 159'2")
  • 4x100m Relay – Sampson, Bacon, Wooten, and Cook posted a time of 43.79.

Upcoming Schedule

The Cougars are set to attend the UC Riverside Spring Track Classic for decathletes on MARCH 24-25, with both days beginning at 9 a.m. Another group of Cougars will travel to Pasadena City College for a meet that same Friday, starting at 10 a.m. The Cougars will be back competing in conference events on Friday, April 1 at Bakersfield College. 

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—Photo by Lindie Kane/COC Track & Field