Pasadena City College’s [PCC] track and field had a difficult season this spring semester as they faced multiple injuries throughout their meets, including Jared Whitt one of team’s promising athlete.
With no event wins for the men’s track and field team at this years South Coast Conference Prelims and championships from April 23-27, they were ultimately left out of the winners circle in the SCC finals, placing fifth out of six scoring colleges with a score of 34 points.
Jared Whitt honored Pasadena City College with a gold medal in the triple jump as well as contributed in getting silver medals in 4×100 and 4×400 meter relays, while Kessa Rychlik took fourth place in 400 meter and brought a bronze medal to the team in 4×100 meter relay on Friday in Arnie Robinson International at San Diego Mesa College.
Injuries sustained by a few key players faltered PCC’s spirit early this spring, but promising jump athletes might assure a second wind for the team.
In the world of sprints, where a fraction of a second can mean the difference between the best runners and the rest of the pack, one lap catapulted Brennan Doyle, PCC’s second year track standout, from relative obscurity to the radars of college recruiters around the country.
Coach Egbunike stands firmly and watches his athletes train, carefully scrutinizing their technique and form. His posture and expression tell the story of a man acutely aware that his team is in the midst of two of their most daunting tournaments this season.
A group of runners in red jumpsuits stretched on the ocean-blue grass of an endzone and turned their heads in unison at the sound of a starting gun towards a handful of sprinters, their silhouettes flickering through the maze of competitors awaiting their events in the Cerritos Opener, where the Lancers won two events this past weekend.
Pasadena City College has named Cedric Hill as the new men’s and women’s track and field coach.