Track and Field Place High at Western State Conference

Anahit Kardzhyan, Editor in Chief

Glendale’s track and field teams participated in the Western State Conference Finals Friday at Bakersfield College.

The men finished third in team competition with 128 points while the women finished fifth with 54 points.

Manuel Delatorre won the men’s 100-meter dash in 10 minutes, 88 seconds and the 200 21:62. He also ran the opening leg in the 4×100 meter team winning in 42:12.

Matthew Manalo won the 1,500-meter in 3:58.16.

Shane Thompson won the 5,000-meter in 15:33.85.

Vahagn Isayan won the 10,000-meter in 32:02.75 and also placed fourth in the 5,000-meter in 15:40.54.

Jeremy Kimmer won the high jump with a leap of 6-8 3/4 and was third in the pole vault with a vault of 15-3 3/4.

Alejandro Ambrossio won three events. He placed sixth in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters and fifth in the 10,000.

Matthew Velasco was fourth in the discus and sixth in the javelin, Christopher Cabrera was sixth in the 100 Meters and the 4×400 relay team and Keyon Hardin and Dante Johnson in the 200 meters, qualified as well.

Brenda Sanchez was a three-time qualifier with a second place finish in the women’s 5,000-meter, third in the 1,5000 and fourth in the 10,000.

Giselle Masedo was second in the 1,500.

Agnes Kirakosian was fourth in the 800.

Lucik Minassian was fourth in the 5,000 and Fabiola Naranjo placed fifth.

Gabriela Munguia was fifth in the pole vault and the 4×400 meter relay team placed fourth to qualify as well.

The top six qualifiers in each event advance to the Southern California Prelims May 7 at Antelope Valley College.