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Mt. SAC Women's Track and Field competes at SoCal Regional Prelims, several Mounties advance

2019 So Cal Prelims - Photo Courtesy of Ken McLin
2019 So Cal Prelims - Photo Courtesy of Ken McLin

Riverside, CA) The Mt. SAC Women's Track and Field Team qualified 11 individuals and a relay team to the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern Regional Championships.  The finals will be held on Saturday (05/11), at Riverside City College and will determine those advancing to the CCCAA State Championships to be held on May 17th through 18th at the College of San Mateo.

Three Mounties already punched their ticket to the state championships with top finishing places in their respective event, which held finals during the regional preliminaries.  Rebecca Ruiz captured an individual Southern California Championship in the 10,000 meters while Montserrath Celis (10,000M), Katherine Chidester (Heptathlon) and Senna Forkner (Javelin) qualified for the state championships in their respective events. 

List of qualifying and noteworthy performances/qualifying marks by the Mountie women:

* Qualified for Southern California Championships

+ Advances to the CCCAA State Championships



3rd       Rebecca Ruiz (4:58.09)*


1st       Ruiz (38:50.38)+

6th       Montserrath Celis (41:03.84)+

100-Meter Hurdles:

5th       Terra Valadez (15.18)*

8th       Kayla Rodriguez (16.23)*

400-Meter Hurdles:

5th       Rodriguez (1:06.25)*

3,000-Meter Steeplechase:

3rd       Yesenia Flores (12:19.03)*

9th       Evelyn Peralta (12:44.51)*

4X100 Meter Relay:

9th       Elizabeth Chidester, Rodriguez, Maia Harvey, Valadez (50.62)

4X400 Meter Relay:

4th       Rodriguez, Valadez, Lizette Manese, Chidester (4:03.07)*


High Jump:

9th       Chidester (4'07")*

Pole Vault:

1st       Darla Gonzalez (9'10")*

T-2nd   Kiersten Wilbourn (9'10")*

T-2nd   Mayara De Souza (9'10")*

T-2nd   Amy Campos (9'10")*


3rd       Senna Forkner (123'10")+


5th       Chidester (3,687 points)+