M. Track & Field: Team competes in biggest meet of the season

Men's track & field team won a pair of events at the Cerritos Invitational
Men's track & field team won a pair of events at the Cerritos Invitational

Over the weekend, the Cerritos College men's track and field team went up against nearly 20 other community colleges at the Beach Opener, which was held at Cal State Long Beach. The Falcons had eight top 10 finishers, while they won three events. The team will now compete in the Occidental Invitational at Occidental College on Saturday.

In the field events, Keyaun Sterling came up with first place finishes in both the long jump and triple jump. He posted a winning distance of 6.27 meters in the long jump and defeated a field of 36 entries, while his distance of 13.33 meters held off an abbreviated field of six entries. Teammate Christian Macale posted a fifth place distance of 11.67 meters.

The Falcons took the top three spots in the high jump, as Alan Tabales won the event with a height of 1.96 meters. He saw Trysten Minter and Bryce Pearson tie for second place after they were able to clear 1,81 meters.

Sprinter LaVelle Sowell turned in a time of 10.94 in the 100 meters and finished in fifth place out of 57 runners, while he also ran the first leg of the 400-meter relay team that posted a fifth place time of 42.93. He was joined by Jaheim Williams, Colby Owens and Sterling. In other running events, Williams placed 16th in the 200 meters at 22.96, with Jemar Armstrong finishing in 23rd place with his clocking of 23.30. In the 1500 meters, Joshua Granados turned in a time of 4:19.96, which put him in 15th place and was the best time of the five Falcon entries.

Cerritos also entered throwers Casanova Ah-Fook and Micah Norfles in with the four-year university competitors. The best result for Ah-Fook was in the hammer, which his distance of 38.59 meters put him in 27th place overall and was the four best result for a community college entry. Norfles placed 35th in the event at 28.72 meters.