By Tadzio Garcia
Shawnta Barnes scored all 34 of the Huskies points at the Coast Team Invite hosted by Orange Coast College, giving the women’s team enough points to upset Concordia University on Friday, April 6.
The Huskies only fielded about one-third of their team in Costa Mesa. The women’s team placed 11th also beating Santa Ana and Santiago colleges.
The men’s team didn’t score. Eleven of the Huskies 19 results were best marks of the year.
Barnes longest long jump of the year at 5.69 meters was good enough for second place and is the sixth farthest jump in the state for community college women.
Dominique Scott also recorded her top long jump of the year in 4.30.
Barnes second place finish in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.10 seconds, her best time, bolted her individual status in this race to the 13th fastest time in the state.
Barnes won the javelin throw and placed 3rd in the high jump to round out the Husky scoring. Barnes has the top javelin throw in the state.
Linda Alvarado and Gloria Hernandez ran their best 1,500-meter runs of the season in 5:32.68 minutes and 5:39.74, respectively.
Carlos Segovia and Jesus Hurtado topped their previous best steeplechase runs by 25.12 and 29.78 seconds, respectively. Segovia placed 10th in 11:02.52 and Hurtado finished in 12th place in 11:09.22.
Also posting their best times of the season were Antonio Oropeza in the 200-run (25.76), Alejandro Collazo (57.18) in the 400 and Marcela Collazo (3:03.28) in the 800.
Jessica Herrera threw 28.14 meters in the hammer throw placing 7th in her heat at the Cal State LA Tommy Tiny Classic across town on the same day as the Coast Invite.
It was Herrera’s farthest toss of the year. Herrera spun the discus in 30.32 meters placing sixth in her heat, and 22 out of 26 overall.
The Huskies return to action Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, at the Cal State Long Beach Classic all day at Cerritos College.