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Women's Track Runs Season-Best 47.60 Relay At CSLA Meet
The Pasadena City College women's track and field team is in preparation mode for the upcoming South Coast Conference Championships. The Lancers are among the state leaders in a slew of events and expect to be a force in the 4x100 meter relay. At the Cal State Los Angeles Invitational April 5-6, PCC won the event with a season-best 47.60 mark, good enough for No. 5 currently among state community colleges.
The Lancers foursome of Breanna Clark, Omhunique Browne, Sophia Amodia and Taylor Matthews beat several 4-year university squads and upset West Los Angeles College, the region's leader (47.57 at an earlier meet) at CSLA.
PCC is represented on the state top 10 in nine different events, led by Browne's state best mark in the 200 meters.
Here is a current update of the top Lancers in state listings for each event:
100 meters, Browne, state No. 2, 11.63 seconds (March 9), Clark No. 8 (12.19 at CSLA)
400 meters, Clark, state No. 9, 57.04 (March 22)
800 meters, Diane Lombardi, state No. 20, 2:22.59 (March 22)
3,000 meters, Arielle Barragan-Steimer, state No. 13, 10:50.16 (at CSLA)
5,000 meters, Barragan-Steimer, state No. 15, 18:33.71 (March 9); Lombardi, No. 21, 18:49.98 (March 9)
10,000 meters, Barragan-Steimer, state No. 4, 39:29.88 (March 15); Linda Barillas-Flores, No. 10, 42:42.27 (March 15)
100 hurdles, Kia Smith, state No. 7, 14.97 (won her heat and was sixth overall at CSLA)
400 hurdles, Amodia, state No. 5, 1:04.11 (March 22)
3,000 steeplechase, Christina Shamirian, state No. 22, 12:39.60 (March 22)
4x100 relay, PCC, state No. 5, 47.60
4x400 relay, PCC, state No. 5, 3:56.79 (March 1)
Javelin, Rossha Harris, state No. 9, 118 feet, 6 inches (Feb. 15)
[Photo--Lancer hurdler Kia Smith (4) in action at the Pasadena Games, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]
Release Date: 04/10/13