(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"|
|Karla Espindola-Vazquez||3,000M Steeplechase||6th||11:52.78|
|Kayla Rodriguez||400M Hurdles||6th||1:05.91|
|Julia Sambvani||400M Hurdles||2nd||1:02.54|
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.