We are two meets in to the young 2019 season and we have already seen encouraging results. The goal for this season is to create a foundation for a complete track and field program. Traditionally, Laney College has been lead by elite sprinters. While this tradition will continue, our goal as a staff is to build out the rest of the team, including field events.
Our first two meets went great, with our thrower getting a PR in the shot put and our sophomore sprinters building off a solid freshman season. In our first meet, Jasmine McNary competed in both the 400m and 200m, posting a 27.22 in the 200m and 1:01.12 in the 400m. Zion Glasper was close behind Jasmine running a 27.23 in the 200m and finishing 3rd overall in the 100m with a 12.78. Da’ja Archer also ran the 100m and 200m, posting a 29.06 and 13.97 respectively.
As the rainy season extended into our second meet, the track at the Beaver Mini Meet in Sacramento was soaked. However with some encouragement and excitement to compete, we waited it out and put up great times as we competed for the second week in a row. The highlight of the meet was Shona Christensen throwing a 9.04m in the shot put, which was a personal best. Following a rainy 400m and 100m, we finished our second meet and continued to build on a young season.