Story By Omar Reyes/Staff Writer/@salar0895
The LBCC’s women’s track and field athletes competed during the Occidental Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic at Occidental College on Friday, March 11.
Freshman Sherrice Pelle, a hurdler, finished third in the 100 meters with a time of 15.18.
She said she “felt pretty OK about completing in third but I could’ve done better.”
Pelle said she wanted to capture second place, but her placing would inspire her to improve her time in the next races. She said, “I’m going to keep working over the hurdlers and get over them.”
Other noticeable accomplishments included freshman Francine Contreras taking 10th for a 19.71-meter throw for javelin and freshman Breonna James gaining 16th place in the 100 meters at 13.19, according to the LBCC athletics website.
Viking field coach Alex Godoy said she thinks the team could improve: “We need to improve and work harder, but most athletes are new so it took a lot of work to teach them the techniques.”
Godoy said, “One of the things that amazes me is how new students learn the techniques and their performance surprises me. I look forward to what the athletes are capable of achieving after practicing and working hard.”
The Vikings will compete in the Antelope Valley College Invitational on Friday, March 18. Then, the Vikings will travel to San Diego Mesa College for the Arnie Robinson Invitational on Saturday, April 2.