By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
College of the Canyons is sending 12 student-athletes to the CCCAA Southern California Regional Championships this weekend at San Diego Mesa College, to compete in a combined 11 events.
Additionally, COC sophomore Stephanie Martinez has already qualified to run at the upcoming State Championship meet by placing third in the 10,000m with a time of 40:57.65 at last Saturday's SoCal Prelims.
Representing the Cougars' women's team at the regional championships will be Sophia Stephan (1,500m) and Takaira Beard (high jump, long jump). Beard will also run alongside teammates Sydni Jordan, Amber Gatewood and Alicia Hurst as part of the 4x100m relay team.
COC's men's 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams will both compete at the SoCal Championships.
Last week the foursome of Leo Lambert, Steven Arrington, Blake Beeler and Slade Cavallaro set a new school record with a time of 3:14.22 to finish second in the event.
The arrangement of Lambert, Cavallaro, Beeler and Calel Christian also placed second in the 4x100m relay at 42.12.
Lambert later qualified to compete in the 400m, moving on with an eighth-place time of 49.25.
Cavallaro was an eighth-place finisher in the 400h with a time of 55.22, and likewise will move on.
Marcel Sylvester will also get another opportunity to compete after clearing a height of 1.95m in the high jump.
The CCCAA Southern California Regional Champions get underway at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
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