Allan Hancock College freshman Eduardo Uribe finished third in the 3,000 meter race walk exhibition on Saturday during the Southern California Regional Prelims at San Diego MEsa College. Uribe was one of four Bulldogs who competed in the prelims, and the only male student-athlete from Hancock.
Freshman Haleigh Batty finished second in the women's long jump to advance to next week's Southern California Regional Finals where she will compete for a spot in the state championship. Batty, the Western State Conference champion in the event, easily advanced to next week's final by registering a jump of 18 feet, 8.5 inches on her second attempt. Kierra King of Cerritos finished first out of the 25 competitors with a top mark of 19'10.75". The top twelve advanced to the long jump final.
Two freshman women's hurdlers competed for the Bulldogs. Cherry Inay finished sixth in her heat and 20th overall in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17.85 seconds. The Pioneer Valley High School graduate later finished 18th overall in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:12.45. Freshman Amaris Baxter ran the 24th fastest time in the 100 hurdles by crossing the finish line in 19.43 seconds. The top two finishers in each heat and the two next fastest times qualified for next week's finals.
San Diego Mesa College will host the SoCal Regional Championship Finals next Saturday, May 12. The 2018 Track and Field State Championships will take place May 18-19, at Bakersfield College.