M. Track & Field: Relay teams highlight performance in San Diego

Falcon men's track and field team took part in the Triton Invitational at UC San Diego
Falcon men's track and field team took part in the Triton Invitational at UC San Diego

With the Cerritos College men's track and field team sending many of their runners to the Triton Invitational at UC San Diego over the weekend, the team saw several strong performances come through. The Falcons, who will compete in the Twilight Open at Cal State Los Angeles on Thursday and then host the Cerritos Open on Friday, turned in several fine times in multiple events.

The highlight for Cerritos was the 4x400-meter relay race that was dominated by community colleges, who took three of the top four places. The foursome of Jordan Crowdus (Cabrillo HS), Caleb Dunomes (Long Beach Poly HS), Konnor Handy (St. John Bosco HS) and Elijah Jones (Long Beach Jordan HS) recorded one of their best times of the season at 3:18.91, which put them in fourth place out of 15 entries. In the 4x100-meter relay race, Jones, Sebastian Lopez (Downey HS), Te'Quan Chatman (Fort Meyers, FL HS) and Crowdus finished in eighth place with a clocking of 42.82.

In individual races, Lopez came in 13th place out of 56 runners in the 100 meters with a time of 10.83, which was just .01 off his personal best time this season. Chatman, who finished in 10.92, took 16th place and was his best time of the year. Lopez also placed 22nd out of 80 runners in the 200 meters with a time of 22.20. Crowdus registered a personal best time of 49.45 in the 400 meters to come in 14th place out of 40 participants, with Dunomes right behind in 17th place in a time of 49.83, his personal best time of the year.

Joshua Melendez (St. Paul HS) broke the 4:00 mark in the 1500 meters for the first time, as he recorded an 11th place time of 3:58.04. There were 73 runners who took part in the race.

Below is a list of Falcons who competed in the Triton Invitational at UC San Diego.

Sebastian Lopez 100 Meters 10.83 13th Place
Te'Quan Chatman 100 Meters 10.92 16th Place
Kal-El Osbey 100 Meters 11.27 38th Place
Dy'mere Burrell 100 Meters 11.65 48th Place
Sebastian Lopez 200 Meters 22.20 22nd Place
Te'Quan Chatman 200 Meters 22.53 30th Place
Kal-El Osbey 200 Meters 23.00 Tied 47th Place
Dy'mere Burrell 200 Meters 24.32 74th Place
Jordan Crowdus 400 Meters 49.45 14th Place
Caleb Dunomes 400 Meters 49.83 17th Place
Konnor Handy 400 Meters 50.58 20th Place
Tyler Villanueva 800 Meters 1:58.08 23rd Place
Noah Addison 800 Meters 1:59.81 34th Place
Luke Dias 800 Meters 2:02.43 47th Place
Justin Smith 800 Meters 2:03.26 48th Place
Aiden House-Ortiz 800 Meters 2:05.91 53rd Place
Shanal De Silva 800 Meters 2:12.06 67th Place
Kyle Nelms 800 Meters 2:12.40 69th Place
Joshua Melendez 1500 Meters 3:58.04 11th Place
Tyler Villanueva 1500 Meters 4:06.76 33rd Place
Robert Guerrero 1500 Meters 4:13.15 41st Place
Jacob Cosio 1500 Meters 4:21.39 51st Place
Jeffrey Chmiel 1500 Meters 4:24.08 54th Place
Edwin Matias 1500 Meters 4:26.83 59th Place
Matthew Alvarez 1500 Meters 4:28.76 62nd Place
Angel Serrano 1500 Meters 4:40.68 65th Place
Jose Ortiz 1500 Meters 4:56.97 73rd Place
Jacob Begay 110-Meter HH 18.44 26th Place
Elijah Jones 400-Meter HH 59.39 19th Place
Elijah Jones, Sebastian Lopez, Te'Quan Chatman, Jordan Crowdus 4x100-Meter Relay 42.82 8th Place
Ahmad Diouf, Kal-El Osbey, Konnor Handy, De'mere Burrell 4x100-Meter Relay 44.14 10th Place
Jordan Crowdus, Caleb Dunomes, Konnor Handy, Elijah Jones 4x400-Meter Relay 3:18.91 4th Place
Te'Quan Chatman Long Jump 5.70 Meters 35th Place