(Cerritos, CA) The Mt. SAC Men's Track & Field Program captured their third consecutive California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Championship, "soaring" over their competition, scoring 185 points. Riverside City College was 81 points behind, scoring 104 points, to take second.
The Mounties were led by a strong finish from the pole vaulting squad who took 7 of the 8 scoring places, for an incredible 31 points in that single event. Freshman Kyle Beck took the championship with a leap of 16'08"3/4 (5.10M), defeating favorite and state leader Jett Gordon of Golden West College. An amazing 1 foot season improvement from 15'03" to 16'03" for freshman, Christian Mueller, put him into the 3rd spot. The Mounties also claimed the 4th through 8th slots and will take 7 of the 12 spots at next weeks CCCAA State Championships, a historical feat that has never happened before.
Mt. SAC also excelled in the men's horizontal jumps, where the team scored a combined 29 points in the long and triple jumps.
On the women's side, the Mounties scored in the triple digits (117 points), taking second to defending SoCal and state champion Cerritos College, who scored 195 points for the win. Mt. SAC was led by sophomore Kieana Butler who captured the 100M (11.77), 200M (24.38) and was a member of the 2nd place, 4X100M Relay Team (46.31). Butler was the lone individual event winner for the Mounties.
The Mounties will conclude the 2017 season at the CCCAA State Championships on Friday and Saturday (05/19-05/20) at American River College (Sacramento, CA). The men's team has advanced 28 individuals and both relay teams, while the women's team advances 19 individuals and both relay teams.
For more information on the CCCAA State Track & Field Championships please CLICK HERE.
For complete results from the CCCAA Southern California Track & Field Championships please CLICK HERE.
For additional information, please contact the Mt. SAC Sports Information Office at 909.274.4630.