By: Rene Gomez
The ACCAC Regional meet for track and field was held on April 18 at John D. Riggs Stadium and T-Bird athletes competed in a majority of events with some success.
Sophomore Alexander Mbali placed second for Men’s High Jump with a height of 2.03 meters.
Freshmen Kristi Heathcote and Alysha Thomas finished in second and third place for Women’s Pole Vault with heights of 3.53 and 2.9 meters respectively.
Sophomores Emily Wilkinson and Eduardo Roa both finished in second place for the Women’s and Men’s 1500-meter Run with times of 4:50.67 and 4:02.03.
Martin Moriel placed third in the Men’s 400-meter Dash with a 48.46 second run.
Sophomore Jessica Schmitt and freshman Malia Ta’ase placed in second and third place for the Women’s Shot Put event with distances of 13.05 and 12.73 meters.
“To get a first place it wouldn’t be as important as beating myself and anyone else so I could say I beat myself and personal goals,” Schmitt said.
Sophomore Veronica Vasquez finished the Women’s 100-meter Hurdles event in third place with a time of 15.22 seconds.
Sophomore Andre Hewitt also placed in the Men’s 110-meter Hurdles event with a time of 14.419 seconds which was good for second place.
Freshman Matthew Garcia competed in Men’s Discus, Hammer Throw, and the Shot Put events and in the hammer throw had a distance of 53.25 meters, but the results of the event were not posted on the board to confirm where he or other T-Bird field athletes in those events placed.
“We did good as a team; Erik (Johnson) pulled a big one out of the disc and did pretty well in the shot, but it was pretty good and I did well on the hammer,” Garcia said.
Times have not been announced on athletics.mesacc.edu as of yet, but check often to confirm the schedule