Men's Track & Field Takes 2nd Place at 2017 CCCAA State Championships

Mt. SAC Men's Track & Field Team - 2nd Place
Mt. SAC Men's Track & Field Team - 2nd Place

(Sacramento, CA) The Mt. SAC Men's Track & Field Program kept up the longstanding tradition of bringing home a state championship trophy with a second place finish at the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships.  Despite having no individual state champions, the depth of the team propelled them into second place, 33 points behind team champion, College of the Sequoias and 30 points ahead of third place finisher, Riverside City College.  

The Mounties highest individual finisher was freshman Manuel Fernandez in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.  Fernandez ran a personal best of 9:24.42 to lead a strong contingent of Mounties in that race (17 team points), which included sophomore Nicholas Medina (4th place, 9:31.38) and sophomore Hector Peralta (5th place, 9:27.31).

The Men's Pole Vault was the other individual event to score 17 team points.  The team was led by 3rd place finisher, freshman Asa Martin and 4th place finisher, Christian Mueller who both jumped personal bests of 16'06"3/4 (5.05M).  Sophomore Ryan Polakiewicz (6th place, 16'00"3/4 (4.90M)), freshman Kyle Beck (7th place, 16'00"3/4 (4.90M)) and freshman Aleksandris Eglitis (8th place, 15'01" (4.60M)) rounded out the point scorers in the pole vault.

The men's 4X100 meter team of freshman Tyrin Wells, sophomore Spencer Danner, sophomore Chaio Winters and sophomore Cavan Bluitt ran a season best of 40.65 to take the second place.

Top 8 Mountie individual finishers (scorers) at the 2017 CCCAA Track & Field State Championships. Top four receive All-American recognition.

Kyle Beck Pole Vault 7th 16'00"3/4
Spencer Danner 200M 7th 21.77
Aleksandris Eglitis Pole Vault 8th 15'01"
Manuel Fernandez 3,000M Steeplechase
2nd 9:24.42
Manuel Fernandez 5,000M 3rd 15:19.71
Hunter Ficenec 1,500M 3rd 3:55.70
Jasher Foster 110M H 3rd 14.31
Alexander Hammond Long Jump 5th 23'06"
Alexander Hammond Triple Jump 5th 47'10"3/4
Gary Hawkins 110M H 6th 14.80
Kevin Herrera 5,000M 5th 15:20.98
Asa Martin Pole Vault 3rd 16'06" 3/4
Brandon McLaurin Long Jump 7th 23'03"1/2
Brandon McLaurin Triple Jump 3rd 48'08"
Nicholas Medina 3,000M Steeplechase 4th 9:31.38
Dominique Mosley 400M 7th 48.70
Christian Mueller Pole Vault 4th 16'06" 3/4
Brandon Nicely Decathlon 6th 5713 points
Hector Peralta 3,000M Steeplechase
5th 9:37.31
Ryan Polakiewicz Pole Vault 6th 16'00"3/4
Tyrin Wells 100M 8th 10.99

Congratulations to Head Coach Ron Kamaka, his staff and the Mt. SAC Men's Track & Field Team Student/Athletes for another outstanding season that captured a South Coast Conference Championship, Southern California Championship and a 2nd place finish at the CCCAA State Championships!

For complete results from the 2017 CCCAA Track & Field State Championships, please CLICK HERE.

For additional information, please contact the Mt. SAC Sports Information Office at 909.274.4630.