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Track and Field Prepares For CCCAA Championships
The Pasadena City College men's and women's track and field teams are now down to a small group of qualifiers for this week's CCCAA State Championships to be held Friday-Saturday, May 20-21 at Sacramento's American River College.
Women's track phenom Tracee van der Wyk qualified for the 1,500 and 800 meters events for the second consecutive season. The two-time, 1,500 Southern California champion is looking to become the first PCC female athlete to win a state event since Elizabeth Heskett captured the pole vault title in 2001. No Lancer has ever won a running event at the state meet (three field events).
PCC is in the running for both the men's 4x100 and 4x400 relay races. In individual events, Steven Williams qualified for the high jump while both Korey Brown and Stephen Peevy advanced in the 400 meters. The 4x100 relay is made up of Marques Stanley, Ron Spears, Peevy, and Brown while the 4x400 team is Eddie Tripp, Brown, Spears and Peevy.
The last time a PCC men's athlete won a state meet event was in 2008 when Chris Hicks took home the high jump title.
PCC is guided by first-year head coach Larry Wade.
[Photo--Pasadena's Ron Spears, a running back from the 2010 football team, is seen here during the Southern California Championships at Mt. San Anonio College.]
Release Date: 05/16/11