Several Vaqueros Qualify for State Track Final


AHEAD OF THE PACK: Nelson turns the corner and heads for the finish line at the Southern California regional final at Riverside College. Nelson is transfering to Cal State Northridge after a her track career ends for the Vaqueros when this season over.

Jonathan Williams, Sports Editor

The postseason is coming to a close for the both track teams as members qualified for the state meet on Friday and Saturday.

The Glendale women’s track and field team tied with Cerritos College with 54 points Saturday for fourth place and the men finished 14th at Riverside College.

Elizabeth Nelson’s two wins were the most among Glendale competitors as athletes from both teams qualified for the state championships May 16-17 at Mt. SAC. Nelson won the women’s 1500-meter and 5000-meter Saturday at the Southern California track and field finals.

Decathlete Quaid Vuncannon will represent Glendale in the 10-event decathlon Friday and Saturday while Caitlyn Selve will run the 10,000.

Last week, the Lady Vaqs captured the WSC title and another postseason appearance for the track and field program in the last five years.

The action starts on Friday at 8 a.m. and continues Saturday at 10:30 a.m.