Cougars Begin 2020 Season at WSC Relays

COC track & field student-athlete Julius Herrera at WSC Relays on Feb. 14, 2020.

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director  

CULVER CITY — College of the Cougars got the 2020 campaign underway by competing at the Western State Conference (WSC) Relays hosted by West L.A. College on Friday.

COC freshman Julius Herrera was the only event winner for the Cougars after winning the men's 100h at a time of 15.81 to edge runner-up Brent Oru-Craig (16.02) of Cuesta College.

Freshman David Salazar, who enjoyed a strong cross country season in the fall, took second in the 5000m event at a time of 16:02.46

The Canyons relay teams also fared well at the event. The 4x100 combination of Evann Adams, Keyjon Wooton, Herrera and Hasani Fields took third at 43.64. 

Later, it was Fields, Miguel Galvan, Cole Shirakata and Austin Rose slotting into the fifth spot in the 4x400 relay at a time of 3:30.43. 

In the field events Adam West finished runner-up in the pole vault after clearing a height of 3.90m (12' 9.5"). Gaetano Ferrera did well in the throws, taking second in the shot put at 14.10m (46' 3.25") and third in the discus with a mark of 41.64m (136' 7").

COC sophomore Megan Carbajal was the top performer om the women's side. She finished second in the 400h at 1:16.88 and sixth in both the 200m (31.30) and long jump (4.51m/14' 9.75").

Freshman Jaszaya Pardue ran to a second-place result in the 200m after being clocked at 27.26. Aaszah Moore also represented the Canyons contingent in the 200m, finishing fifth at 29.42.

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—Photo by Lindie Kane/COC Athletics