Wildcat junior Lindsay Nelson led for most of the race in the women’s 10,000-meter run. She finished ahead of Cal State L.A.’s Maribel Cespedes and Christina Jimenez of Cal Poly Pomona.
In the men’s 10K, Batres, No. 2 on Cal Poly Pomona’s all-time list, won his third CCAA championship in a strong time of 30:59.55. He won the event in 2004 and 2006. Cal State Stanislaus’ Bobby Olivera came in second and Jeff Wilson of
Cal State Stanislaus’ Kevin Bull captured the Decathlon competition by winning the final event, the 1,500-meter run, with a point-total of 6,302. Bull’s teammate Bryan Robbins placed third, behind Robert Nooney of
In the men’s throwing events,
Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles swept the men’s long jump with Desi Burt winning the event. He had a season-best mark of 23-10.25 to beat teammate and three-time CCAA champion Kevin Finney (23-08.25). Marcus Carroll was third with a 22-10.00.
Whitney Johnson set a new UCSD record in winning the long jump with a leap of 19-05.50. In the final event on Friday,
Highlighting men’s preliminary action, Cal State Stanislaus’ Joel Stallworth turned in the fastest time in Division II with a time of 46.09 in the 400-meter. Stallworth is also looking to repeat as the 200-meter champion with top qualifying time of 21.35.
Topping the women’s preliminary highlights is UC San Diego’s Laiah Blue, who is looking to win titles in both hurdle events as she clocked 13.79 in the 100 and cruised to qualifying in the 400 with a 63.49.
After two days of competition, Cal State Stanislaus and
The CCAA Championships concludes on Saturday with 32 Finals events. Both the men’s and women’s team champions will be crowned with Chico State looking to win its fourth straight men’s title and UCSD seeking their third consecutive women’s win.