August 12, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

16 SMC Athletes Qualify For So Cal Championships: Corsairs Track And Field Aim For Gold At Upcoming Track and Field Meet

The Santa Monica College track and field team is anticipating the Southern California Championships that will be held this weekend at Antelope Valley College after sixteen Corsairs qualified to participate in the track and field event Saturday afternoon.

SMC track and field head coach Larry Silva said that many of the Corsairs have gotten better over the course of their junior college careers.  Silva singled out Terrance Luevano and Drew Brown as having progressed remarkably since their graduation from high school.

“Terrance is really coming into his own right now in terms of development,” said Silva.  “His last year in high school he didn’t even qualify for the city championships and now he is ranked top ten in the state in the 800 meter and 1500 meters.”

Brown, who ran track at Palisades Charter High School, also improved after joining the SMC Track and Field team.

“Drew wasn’t very fast in the 400 at Pally,” said Silva.  “But he has come a long way and has improved his time from 53 seconds in the 400 meters to 48.2.”

SMC qualifiers in the women’s division for the 4×100 relay include Jenicie Thomas, Elia Sanchez, Kristin Kitabayashi, and Ariel Alexander.

Jocelyne Ferrufino will represent SMC in the women’s 800 meters and Shaynah Patton qualified for the 400 meter hurdles.

Sanchez, Ferrufino, Kitabayashi, and Shaynah Patton will represent the Corsairs in 4X400 meters.

SMC qualifiers in the men’s division include Brown who will run the 800 meters along with Luevano and  Riddick.   Riddick will also run in the men’s 1500 meters.

For the men’s 4X100 meter relays, Marcus Nembhard will take the first leg followed by Carzel Vickers, Justin Peters, and anchor Zachary Stern.

In the men’s 4X400 meter relays, Zachary Stern will take the first leg  followed by Vickers, Justin Peters, and anchored by Brown.

Vickers will also be participating in the triple jump and is ranked fourth in the state.

In the men’s discus and javelin Jacob Trudahl qualified to represent SMC.

The SMC Track and Field team looks to advance in the So Cal Prelims all day Saturday, May 4 and to the So Cal Finals the following weekend Saturday, May 11 at Antelope Valley College.

For more information on the meet visit the Antelope Valley College website.

in Sports
Related Posts

Update: Santa Monica Girls Softball Team Fundraising for USA Softball National Championships

July 25, 2022

July 25, 2022

By Ashley Sloan The Santa Monica Girls U14 Softball Fastpitch team has advanced to the USA Softball National Championship in...

Super Bowl Pre-Game Show to Be Broadcast From Santa Monica Pier

February 10, 2022

February 10, 2022

The Santa Monica Pier will be the location for the Super Bowl Pre-Game show broadcast. Learn more in this video...

Santa Monica Youth Basketball Staying and Playing Strong

October 13, 2021

October 13, 2021

By Dr. Paul Drew Hello everyone, I’m Dr. Paul Drew.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to...

Local Hoopers Rejoice As Venice Basketball League Returns

September 6, 2021

September 6, 2021

The Venice Basketball League is officially back on the courts after nearly 2 years of closure. Nick Ansom joins us...

Westside Olympic Swimmer Shares Her Journey To The Games

August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

Two time Olympian, Westside Local, and Medical Student Andi Murez has returned from the Tokyo games, hear about her journey...

Local Little League All-Star Team Wins More Than Just Championships

August 10, 2021

August 10, 2021

The Venice Baseball Academy’s little league team, the Tide, recently won the SoCal State Championships but it’s more than winning...

Crossroads Wins CIF and State Regionals

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

The Crossroads Varsity Boys Soccer Team had a stellar championship season starting with a true underdog story with CIF Division 6 Playoff...

Samohi Vikings Frosh-Soph Defeat Culver City Centaurs in Final Seconds

April 20, 2021

April 20, 2021

2020 was a tough year for Santa Monica High School football as Covid-19 restrictions forced all high school sports to...

Pali Riptide Baseball Club Tryouts

January 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

January 9th and 10th at Pali Rec Center The Pali Riptide Baseball Club is preparing for a spring season and...

Grand Jury Indicts Former Angel Employee in Tyler Skaggs’ Fatal Overdose

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Fort Wayne grand jury indicts Eric Prescott Kay on drug distribution and drug conspiracy charges By Sam Catanzaro A federal...

Column: How to Play it Safe to Prevent Deadly Heat Exhaustion

August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

By Shawn McCann  As the Southland region broils in a summer heatwave, the coronavirus pandemic has created additional concern for...

Former Angels Employee Charged in Tyler Skagg’s Fatal Fentanyl Overdose

August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

Former Angels Communications Director Eric Prescott Kay faces up to 20 years in prison By Sam Catanzaro An ex-employee of...

LA Marathon to Exclude Santa Monica

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

Race organizers, citing “bigger footprint at the finish line”, choose Century City end point By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica has...

High School Sports Pushed Back Until Winter

July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020

All California high school sports will not begin until mid-December By Sam Catanzaro High school sports in Santa Monica and...