Track and Field Look to Finish Season Strong

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El Vaquero Staff Writer

As the track and field season wraps up, the team is still going strong. The men and women qualified for the finals on Saturday at Bakersfield College, with seven men and five women making it to the State meet.

Holding down fort for the men, Chris Wells-Anders and Argisti Beglaryan both qualified for the finals straight out of their 800-meter heat races. Wells-Anders finished with a time of 1:54.46 with Beglaryan in tow at 1:55.49.

Both Wells-Anders and Beglaryan are competing with fellow runners David Catchings and Duriel Porter on the 4×400 relay, which placed a respectable seventh in 3:19.60.

Henry Nunez qualified for the finals in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 10:02.08, with teammate Humberto Espino right on his rear, less than a second behind in 10:02.56. Another men’s notable, Omar Limon, had previously qualified for the 5000 meters.

On the women’s side of things, Pilar Delgado, who is one of the fastest women runners in the state, finished on the podium in third in the 10000 meters with a time of 38:14.26, qualifying her for the finals.

Delgado had also previously qualified for the 5000 meters. Naira Bagumyan, who has been running well this season, finished first, qualifying straight out of her heat race in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 11:56.90. In the 400 meters, Stephanie Fabia put in a good run, finishing in the fifth spot in 59.24.

Sandra Prado competed in the 1500 meters, finishing ninth in 5:04.62. Prado along with teammates Fabia, Bagumyan, and Debra Mosombite competed in the women’s 4×400-meter relay and finished sixth in 4:07.35.

In the finals, Saturday in Bakersfield, Glendale will be looking to bring home a championship.