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By Grace Smith

Jordan Herrera and Sharieff Reed of SMC Finish First, Second in Conference Finals

SMC Announces Results of Western State Conference Championships at Moorpark College


Lane 5, Sophomore Devyn Deckard, lane 6, Freshman Sharieff Reed in the 100 meters preliminary heat at WSC Championships

Results of the SMC Corsairs Men's Track and Field Team as well as the Women's Track and Field Team in the Western State Conference Championships held this weekend at Moorpark College.

The Santa Monica College Corsairs Men's Track and Field Team took third place. The 4x100 Meter Relay kicked off the track meet with a spectacular victory, posting the second fastest time in the state with a 40.83. The team was led by Devyn Deckard, who handed off to Sharieff Reed, then James Rincon, and finally to freshman sensation Jordan Herrera, who brought it in for the gold.

The lineup of individual men who are Western State Conference Champions from SMC is:

Devyn Deckard 400 Intermediate Hurdles

Jordan Herrera 100 Meters

Sharieff Reed 200 Meters

4 x 100 Meter Relay First Place (second best time in state):

Devyn Deckard, Sharieff Reed,

James Rincon, Jordan Herrera

100 Meters

Jordan Herrera First Place (personal best time, SoCal leading time)

Sharieff Reed Second Place (personal best time)

James Rincon Seventh Place

200 Meters

Sharieff Reed First Place (personal best time)

Jordan Herrera Second Place (personal best time)

400 Meters

Omar Carranza Seventh Place

1500 Meters Shane Brower Fifth Place

400 Intermediate Hurdles Devyn Deckard First Place (second fastest time in state)

Gentaro Sasaki Fourth Place (personal best time)

Carnell Lewis Fifth Place (personal best time)

High Jump

Stirling McCulloch Third Place

Shot Put

Chimechi Oparanozi Second Place

4 x 400 Meter Relay Third Place

Gentaro Sasaki, Omar Carranza,

Sharieff Reed, Devyn Deckard


The Santa Monica College Corsairs Women's Track and Field Team also had some victories in the Western State Conference Championships. Returning sophomore sensation Amanda Yager won the Women's 400 Intermediate Hurdles with her second fastest time of the season at 63.81. The win did not come easy for her, as she was suffering from an allergy attack. Yager showed the resolve of a champion, knowing she was going to have to run a near perfect race in terrible weather conditions.

The team was also led by sophomore transfer Michaela Cosentino, who scored points in four events: 4x100 Meter Relay, High Jump, 100 Meter Hurdles, and the 4x400 Meter Relay.

The lineup of individual women who are Western State Conference Champions from SMC is:

4 x 100 Meter Relay Sixth Place

Amanda Yager, Michaela Cosentino

Shanna Bolden, Maria Martinez

High Jump . Michaela Cosentino Fourth Place

400 Intermediate Hurdles

Amanda Yager First Place

Lane 5, freshman sensation Jordan Herrera. Lane 4, sophomore James Rincon at the WSC 100 meter prelims

1500 Meters

Jessica Roberts Sixth Place

100 High Hurdles

Michaela Cosentino Eighth Place

4 x 400 Meter Relay Seventh Place

Shanna Bolden, Jessica Roberts,

Maria Martinez, Michaela Cosentino


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