Hartnell sophomore Haley Romero used the opportunity to compete in the highly competitive Stanford Invitational to record a season best leap in the long jump of 5.39m. Romero is a returning All-American in the long jump looking to repeat the feat this spring along with contend for her first regional title.
Each spring the SFSU Distance Carnival gives the Panther distance core the opportunity to compete against colleges/universities from all levels with an opportunity to improve season best marks and attain state qualifying marks. This year's version also provided the Panther team an opportunity to compete at Chabot College for a conference preview. The 2018 Coast Conference Championship will be held at Chabot College on April 25 and April 28.
Two Lady Panthers were able to secure individual state "B" qualifying marks. Freshman Lauryn Orozco became just the eleventh woman in Hartnell College history to complete the 5000 meter race in under 19:00 minutes. Orozco lowered her lifetime best by 15 seconds to 18:51.38 to take over the regional lead from Butte College's Talia Swangler. Orozco returned on Saturday to record a lifetime best in the rarely run 2 mile with her 11:46.30. Sophomore Sherise Robinson remained ranked in the top two in Northern California in the 400 meters as she dipped under the State "B" mark with her second best mark of 58.76. Robinson also aided the 4x100 (49.93) and 4x400 (4:09.27) to state "B" marks. The 4x100 relay consisted of Robinson, Romero, Veronica Aguilar, and Gerilynn Omictin. Robinson, Aguilar, Dakota Peebles and Olivia Jimenez comprised the 4x400 team. Sophomore Jocelyn Cervantes lowered her 5000 meter best to 19:05.53. Veronica Aguilar ran a season best 400 meters in 1:02.66. Frosh Anesa Vanderlipe improved her long jump to 4.74 meters.
The Lady Panthers will compete next at home at the Ed Adams Invitational on Friday-Saturday, April 13-14.