Campus Hosts a Track and Field Event

Robert Radich

A warm and sunny day hovered over Stengel and Sartoris Field as four top schools battled out in a number of track and field events.

College of the Canyons came out on top in the women’s competition and Glendale fell into second place by ten points. The men’s competition was dominated by College of the Canyons and Glendale found themselves in third place.

All eyes were on Glendale’s Tove Berg and her supporting cast of runners. Seven out of the ten running events, the lady Vaquero came out on top. In the Women’s 3000 Meter Run, Tove Berg annihilated the competition and finished the race fifty-six seconds ahead of the second place finisher and nearly two minutes ahead of the next runner.

Ashley Baucham was victorious in the women’s high jump with a competition best, 5 ft. 2 in.

“Before I begin my jump, I focus on the first two steps and then I position myself differently so I get a good jump,” said Baucham.

The Men’s competition experienced some bumps in the road as they escaped with a third place finish.

One of the highlights for the men’s was the javelin throw. Alex Murphy led the competition with the longest throw which was also a self-best with 156 ft. 2in.

“I like to first start out slow, then speed up and be at my fastest and get a hard plant to launch that sucker (the javelin),” said Murphy. “I think this season we have come together quite well and hope we can go to state.”

James Poet was the standout and winner on the discus throw with a competition best 137 ft 2 in. He also finished second place in the shot put with a distance of 39 ft 8 in. The next competition will be held at Mt. SAC on Saturday.