The Dons Track and Field Team split up this past weekend to compete in two events, at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival and the Cal-Nevada Championships at UCLA. Once again there were many remarkable individual performances at both meets. The USF track team has consistently gotten great performances out of its members.
Highlights from the Cal-Nevada Championships included Fr. Eva Krchova who won a 2nd place plaque finish in the women’s 1500m (4:32). She also placed 4th in the women’s 800m (2:12).
Also, Sophomores Ganbileg Bor and Steven Garboden finished 4th (14:41) and 6th (14:55) respectively in the men’s 5,000m race. Garboden improved his time by over 30 seconds from his freshman season.
Sophomore William Marquardt finished a respectable 6th place in the top heat of the men’s 3,000m steeplechase. Freshman Heather Zytkewicz and Sophomore Hillary Kigar finished 3rd (17:01) and 6th (17:03) respectively in the women’s 5,000m race. Senior Alex Delgadillo earned a 5th place finished in the men’s javelin. Finally Alex Nelson earned an overall 4th place finish (3:54) in the men’s 1500 for the dons.
For the event the Dons placed 12th out of 28 against some strong competition such as Cal State Northridge, Cal State Fullerton and UCLA.
Highlights at the S.F. State distance carnival include accomplishments by sophomore Jeremy Grace who broke his own school record in the men’s 10,000m by 25seconds and set a new record of 31:10.
Junior Ravi Amarawansa won his heat of the men’s 5,000m race in 15:08. Sahar Bala earned a second place finish in her heat of the women’s 1500m. Overall, the track team had a solid outing at both events.
The Dons will compete at their next event, the Johnny Mathis Invitational, Saturday, April 3 at San Francisco State University.