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PCC's Clark Wins Women's 100 At Season-Opening Cerritos Track Invite
Breanna Clark raced a 12.40 seconds time to win the 100 meters to highlight the Pasadena City College women's track and field team's season opener at Saturday's rain-shortened Cerritos Invitational meet. A sophomore, Clark was a repeat winner in the 100, winning last year's Cerritos meet in 12.42 seconds.
Only 14 events were completed at the Norwalk meet before officials ended the event early due to impending storm warnings.
Clark is one of just a few individuals left of a PCC women's program that has nearly a completely new roster under first-year head coach in Cedric Hill, who made his Lancers' debut in directing both the college's men's and women's teams. Hill is assisted by distance runners coach Armand Crespo and long-time track jumper specialist coach Pat Williams.
As a freshman, Clark won a third place medal in the 4x100 relay at the '13 CCCAA State Championships as a freshman when she raced with 100 and 200 state champion and teammate Omhunique Browne. Browne was not eligible to race with PCC this season. The Lancers placed ninth at the state meet, the last directed by then head coach Larry Wade, who resigned his position in the off season.
In the 1,500 meters, the Lancers placed five runners in the top 10. In order, sophomore Kailadnni Chavez took fourth place (5:23.40), freshman Crystal Yanez fifth (5:25.35), frosh Ashley Medina seventh (5:26.28), first-year Tansica Sunkamaneevongse eighth (5:26.32), and Edna Bailon 10th (5:31.51).
Sophomore Yvette Bastidas was ninth in the shot put at 9.66 meters while freshman Bianca Addison took 14th in the discus throw at 13.42 meters.
MEN'S TRACK BEGINS 2014 SEASON
The PCC men's track and field team saw competition for the first time in '14 at the Cerritos Invitational. In the 400 meters, freshman Vince Ogbehi won the third heat and was seventh overall in a time of 52.58 seconds.
Freshman Nathan Wolitarsky placed seventh in the shot put in 12.71 meters and was 12th in the discus (34.16 meters). In the 1,500 meters, sophomore Brendan Greene took 13th at 4:26.22.
[Archive Photo--Lancers sprinter Breanna Clark in action last year.]
Release Date: 03/02/14