(Norwalk, CA) For the first time this season, the mighty Mt. SAC Mounties Track and Field Team came out in full force, putting on a extremely strong showing at the 2018 Cerritos College Opener (Falcon Stadium-Norwalk, CA). The Mounties captured six individual event titles and took second in nine events against a mixed field of open and collegiate athletes. Early in the season, the Mt. SAC Men are strong contenders in capturing their 12th California Community College Athletic Association State Championship.
Individual event champions for the Mounties include:
- David Potts (Shot Put - 47'08"1/2)
- Ruben Retana (Javelin - 195'09") *State Leading Mark
- Deondre Spruill (200M - 21.87)
- Christopher Weiland (3,000M - 8:36.01) *State Leading Mark
- Mt. SAC (4X100M - 41.03) *State Leading Mark
- Mt. SAC (4X400M - 3:18.32)
Against a world-class triple jumper from Japan, 2017 US Junior Championships Finalist (6th), Bradon McLaurin took second, but posted the state's leading community college mark of 47'09".
Other highlights included the high flying pole vaulters who took six of the eight top places and the swift sprint group which captured both heats of the 4X100 Relay and posted the fastest two times in that event.
The Mounties will compete next Friday and Saturday at the Beach Opener at Cal State Long Beach.
To view complete results from the Cerritos Opener please visit: https://www.directathletics.com/results/track/53209.html
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For additional information, please contact the Mt. SAC Sports Information Office at 909.274.4630.