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Comets win third PCAC team title in four years

Comets win third PCAC team title in four years

EL CAJON, CA (4/20/2019) – The women's track and field team clinched a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference title on Saturday. The team scored a total of 208 points and San Diego Mesa finished in third, scoring 188 points.

Jessica Dutton scored several personal bests and will move onto regionals in all four of her events. She threw the javelin for 30.11 meters and the discus for -0.93 meters. Dutton finished third in both the hammer throw and shot put with distances of 32.81 meters and 10.03 meters, respectively.

Maia Chaffin took second place in the 10K with a time of 45:08.34, a time that allows her to advance to regionals. She also placed second in the 1500 with a final time of 5:28.87 and third place in the 800 meters with a time of 2:42.91. In the 5000-meter, she finished with a time of 21:26.27, a time that also qualifies her for regionals.

Tria Ismay finished in third with a time of 16:78 for the 100-meter hurdles and finished second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:07.74. In the 200-meter she finished in third with a time of 26.47 and in the 100-meter she finished fourth with a time of 12.71. Ismay also qualifies for regionals in several of her events.

Jennifer Pedroza finished in first place for the heptathlon with 3413 points. In the 100-meter hurdles, she finished in fourth with a time of 17:03 and in the 400-meter hurdles she finished third with a time of 1:08.61. Pedroza took fourth in the 200-meter with a time of 26.70.

Hannah Lopez took third in the 5000-meters with a time of 20:57.50 and third in the teeplechase with a time of 12:29.42. Lopez took third in the 1500-meter with a time of 5:33.75.

Brianna Frain finished in third place in the 10K with a time of 50:13.61 and took fourth place in the steeplechase with a personal best of 13:19.57. in the 800-meter she finished sixth with a time of 2:49.61. Frain qualified for regionals in the steeplechase event.

Lessly Maldonado competed in five events in the finals and helped the team score 14 points. She will be advancing to regionals in the 800-meters.  Her personal best in this event is 2:35.97.

Also competing in the heptathlon was Ashley Duniphan who placed sixth. In the javelin she finished in third with a 24.48-meter throw. She placed fifth in the discus with a mark of 25.90 and was fifth in the hammer with a 18.75 throw. She finished in sixth place for the shot put with a 8.24 meter throw. She Duniphan had several personal bests.


Candice Ballard was another contender in the heptathlon where she finished above Dunipahn in fifth place. She finished in fifth in the shot put with a mark of 8.84 meters and sixth in the javelin with a mark of 21.94. Ballard finished fourth in the hammer throw with a mark of 21.20 meters and sixth in the discus with a throw of 24.71.

Alicia Zappia finished in third in the long jump with mark of 5.25 meter.

Kyra Hendrickson had a second-place finish on the pole vault with a vault of 2.40 meters.

Hannah Lauritzen took fourth in the heptathlon. She will be advancing to regionals in the 100-meter hurdles and the high jump.  She placed sixth with a personal best of 18.55.  She also contested the shot put and the javelin at finals.

Mya White took second in the triple jump with a personal best of 34'5" and she will be moving on to regionals.

The 1600 relay included Ismay, Maldonado, Ballard, Chaffin, Lopez and Frain as the anchor. They finished in third place.

Pedroza, Ballard, Lauritzen and Zappia as the anchor took third place in the 4x100 relay.

Regionals will be at Riverside Community College on May 4th and events will begin at 9 a.m.