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PCC Track And Field Season Begins

The Pasadena City College men's and women's track and field teams participated at the Cerritos Invitational meet Feb. 20, marking another new season for the historic sport. PCC Sports Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson, Mack Robinson, Anthony Miller, and Dick Railsback are just a few of the many talented athletes that excelled in track and field here.

At Cerritos, PCC's Richard Zarazua took fourth place in the premier heat in the 800 meter run. Zarazua, a freshman, raced a strong 1:58.36 time. Zarazua also was 16th overall in the 5,000 meters (16:20).

In women's competition, 2009 cross country sensation and freshman Tracee van der Wyk highlighted the Lancers' top marks by taking ninth in the 5,000 meters (19:17) and winning her heat in the 800 meters at 2:30.58. Her time was 12th overall in three heats of the 800.

On Friday, Feb. 26, Pasadena, under the guidance of head coach Armand Crespo, takes part with four other teams at a South Coast Conference mini meet at Long Beach City College.

Other Lancer finishers at Cerritos College Invitational

Men:

4x400 meter relay, 9th, 3:27.98

Alexander Brown, 19th, Long Jump, 19-9

Daniel Rodriguez, 29th, 400m hurdles, 1:02.34

Gary Terzian, 37th, 800m, 2:08.22

Robert Carbajal, 58th, 800m, 2:22.64; 69th, 1,500m, 4:48.76

McKinley Murphy, 54th, 800m, 2:21.58; 63rd, 1,500m, 4:41.73

Danny Verdin, 77th, 1,500m, 4:56.56

Women:

Abby Read, 33rd, 800m, 2:52.19; 39th, 1,500m, 5:41.72;

RaiAnne Bowlin, 25th, 100m, 14.13; 31st, 200m, 28.90

Tasia Butler, 29th, 200m, 28.77; 29th, 100m, 14.31

4x400 meter relay, 13th, 4:36.36

Release Date: 02/25/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu