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Mt. SAC Men and Women Athletes Perform Well at Cal State Long Beach's Beach Opener Meet

Photo Courtesy of DavesSportsImage
Photo Courtesy of DavesSportsImage

(Long Beach, CA) Despite rainy weather, the 2019 Beach Opener at Long Beach State University saw several Mt. SAC Student-Athletes turn in impressive performances against a large field of the community college and university competitors.

Christopher Weiland (8:22.97) and Salvador Capetillo (8:32.02) placed first and second, respectively, in the 3,000-meter run. Calvin Oury and Ryan Lopez tied for fourth in the pole vault clearing a height of 13'04" 3/4.

On the women's side, Terra Valadez placed third for the women in the 100-meter hurdles, with a time of 14.76 seconds. Darla Gonzalez tied for first with Cal State Bakersfield's Julianne Finch in the pole vault, clearing 12'00" 3/4. Teammate Amy Campos tied for fourth place with a vault of  3.38 meters. Javelin thrower Senna Forkner placed second in her event with a throw of 127'01".

"The weather didn't stop the men and women from setting new personal and season bests," said Men's Head Coach Ron Kamaka. "Both squads continue to improve and grow as we prepare for challenging meets ahead."

Next up for the Mounties is the Ben Brown Invitational at Cal State Fullerton on Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th, and the Occidental College Distance Carnival (distance runners) also on Saturday, March 8th.

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