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Track and Field: Long Beach racks up 29 top-10 finishes at Pasadena Relays

Freshman Jared Jones finished second in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:08.38 at the Pasadena Relays (Photo by Julio Jimenez)
Freshman Jared Jones finished second in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:08.38 at the Pasadena Relays (Photo by Julio Jimenez)

The Long Beach City College track and field team put together an impressive effort to total 29 top-10 finishes at the 2015 Pasadena Relays at Pasadena City College's Robinson Stadium on Saturday.

The Viking men had 15 top-10 showings, including six in the top three. Travis Thomas was one of two Vikings to earn gold, taking first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.29. Jose Ochoa was also a winner in the javelin with a toss of 48.31 meters in the javelin. Ochoa went on to total three top-10s, taking sixth in the shot put and seventh in the discus.

Other top-3 finishes included Bayron Manuel (second place) in the 110-meter hurdles, Kendrick Miller in the 400 hurdles (second), Jared Jones in the steeplechase (second), and the 4x100 meter relay team (second).

On the women's side, Long Beach had 14 top-10s including four among the top three.

In throws, Jocelyn Ochoa had four top 10 showings, taking fourth in the javelin, eighth in the shot put, eighth in the discus, and ninth in the hammer throw.

Danasia Richards had the women's best individual performance, taking first in her heat and second place overall in the 100 meters with a time of 12.10. She also added a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters at 25.47. Also in sprints, Chantel Dunson was third in the 200 and sixth in the 100.

LBCC is back in action next Saturday (April 4) when it will compete at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational at Pomona College.

Pasadena Relays – March 27, 2015
LBCC – Top 10 Finishes

Men's (15)

Damond Burns, 4th, 200m, 21.85
Justin Weaver, 5th, 800m, 1:57.96
Phillip Powell, 6th, 800m, 1:58.75
Omar Torres, 9th, 1500m, 4:17.39
Bayron Manuel, 2nd, 110m Hurdles, 14:58
Travis Thomas, 1st, 400m Hurdles, 54:39
Kendrick Miller, 2nd, 400m Hurdles, 54:97
Jared Jones, 2nd, 3000m Steeplechase, 10:08.38
4x100m Relay, 2nd, 41.91
Jacob Thorton, 4th, High Jump, 1.70m
Jordan Nimble, 10th, Long Jump, 6.17m
Jose Ochoa, 6th, Shot Put, 11.02m
Jose Ochoa, 7th, Discus, 30.84m
Jose Ochoa, 1st, Javelin, 48.31m
Joseph Wagner, 4th, Javelin, 34.18m

Women's (14)
Danasia Richards, 2nd, 100m, 12.10 (1st heat)
Chantel Dunson, 6th, 100m, 12.46
Chantel Dunson, 3rd, 200m, 24.88
Danasia Richards, 5th, 200m, 25.47
Deborahnay Love, 6th, 400m, 59.82
Malika Spencer, 7th, 800m, 2:30.96
4x100m Relay, 2nd, 49.82
4x400m Relay, 3rd, 4:06.16
Jocelyn Ochoa, 8th, Shot Put, 7.51m
Jocelyn Ochoa, 8th, Discus, 22.39m
Jocelyn Ochoa, 9th, Hammer, 18.97m
Linda Izabal, 10th, Hammer, 13.26m
Jocelyn Ochoa, 4th, Javelin, 21.60m
Linda Izabal, 6th, Javelin, 13.45m