National meet wraps up track season

CCC sophomore Allison Hiatt hands the baton to sophomore Aileen Gurrola in the 4x800m relay at the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 16-18 in Hobbs, N.M.
CCC sophomore Allison Hiatt hands the baton to sophomore Aileen Gurrola in the 4x800m relay at the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 16-18 in Hobbs, N.M.

The Colby Community College men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up the year at the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 16-18 in Hobbs, N.M.

The women's 4x800m quartet of Emery Swan, Brooke Navarro, Allison Hiatt, and Aileen Gurrola finished in 9th place with a time of 10:09.79. 

Gurrola returned to the track and earned All-American status with a 7th place finish in the 1500-meter final with a time of 4:54.49. She also was an All-America in the 800m, finishing 4th with a time of 2:16.58. She now owns the top two fastest 800m times ever run at CCC.

Erika Alvarado placed 14th in her 10,000m performance with a time of 44:46.41.

In the women's 5K, Brooke Navarro closed out her freshman year with a 13th place finish.

 

On the men's side, Nehemiah Too completed a "triple crown" performance of first place finishes. He capped off the first night of the meet with a national championship in the 10,000m while posting a stadium record time of 31:26.48.

In field events, Weston Lewis is an All-American after scoring a 7th place finish with a jump of 1.98 meters.

The 4x800m relay team of Caleb Carrasco, Tito Gonzalez, Too, and Mauro Arancibia finished 9th with a time of 8:03.40.

Wesley Banguria secured All-American recognition with a 4th place finish in the steeplechase, running in 9:36.29. This places him in the top of six of the CCC record books.

In the 1500m, Too ran away with his second national title of the meet and a stadium record time of 3:54.47. Wesley Banguria also scored an All-American performance in 8th place with a 4:06.36. Caleb Carrasco rounded out the field, placing 12th.

In the 5K, Too won his third national title of the meet with a stadium record time of 15:12.79. Wesley Banguria finished his freshman year with a 12th place finish.