Mt. SAC Women's Track & Field Team Places 3rd at 2017 CCCAA State Championships

Mt. SAC Women's Track & Field Team - 3rd Place
Mt. SAC Women's Track & Field Team - 3rd Place

(Sacramento, CA) The Mt. SAC Women's Track & Field Program improved on their 4th place finish last season to take 3rd place at the 2017 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships.  The Mounties were led by sophomores Kieana Butler (100M, 11.93), Julia Sambvani (400M Hurdles, 1:02.54) and Teuila Gardner (800M, 2:16.16), who each placed second in their respective events.  The team finished with 75 points in the field of 53 teams that competed in the hot summer weather at American River College (Sacramento, CA).

In the relays, Mt. SAC took 2nd in the 4X100 meter relay with the team of Kieana Butler, Rahmah Baaree, Victoria Sandoval and Julia Sambvani.  Mt. SAC also took 5th in the 4X400 meter relay with the team of Lenaya Griffin, Kayla Gibson, Julia Sambvani and Teuila Gardner.  

All but one of the team points scored came on the track, with 13 points coming from the 100 meters where Mt. SAC had three point scorers - Kieana Butler (2nd), Rahmah Baaree (5th) and Julia Sambvani (8th).

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

Brianna Aguirre Pole Vault 8th 10'07"
Rahmah Baaree 100M 5th 12.19
Rahmah Baaree 200M 6th 24.74
Kieana Butler 100M 2nd 11.93
Kieana Butler 200M 5th 24.69
Karla Espindola-Vazquez 3,000M Steeplechase 6th 11:52.78
Teuila Gardner 800M 2nd 2:16.16
Kayla Gibson 400M 8th 56.82
Lenaya Griffin 400M 7th 56.56
Crystal Jardines 10,000M 5th 38:55.59
Danielle Murrietta 1,500M 3rd 4:42.75
Danielle Murrietta 5,000M 5th 18:21.23
Kayla Rodriguez 400M Hurdles 6th 1:05.91
Julia Sambvani 100M 8th 12.34
Julia Sambvani 400M Hurdles 2nd 1:02.54
Sophy Tsabadze 1,500M 6th 4:52.80

Congratulations to Head Coach Doug Todd, his staff and the Mt. SAC Women's Track & Field Team Student/Athletes for another outstanding season.  The Mounties finish the season with a runner-up finish at the South Coast Conference Championship, runner-up finish at the Southern California Championship and 3rd 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.