Panther Women Come Up Short Versus Rival DeAnza

Sophomore Dakota Peebles clears the hurdle on her way to a season best.
Sophomore Dakota Peebles clears the hurdle on her way to a season best.

Despite taking the top spot in nine events, the Panther women came up seven points short. Sophomore Monica Ruelas won two events and guided her teammates to a wins in a third. Ruelas lowered her lifetime best in easily winning the 3000 meters in 10:49.75. Sophomores Maria Aceves (12:22.89) and Nina Arias (12:31.67) picked up State "B" marks in the 3k steeplechase season debuts. They go to second and third ranked in Northern California. Isabelle Torres and Nerina Campos went 1-2 in the 1500 meters in 5:09.40 and 5:09.74. Campos also dipped under 2:30 for the first time ever in the 800 meters (2:29.89). The women's 4x1 relay team of Shaelynne Smith, Veronica Aguilar, Dakota Peebles, and Anesa Vanderlipe ran a season best 51.80. Aguilar, Peebles, Ruelas, and Arias teamed up for a season best 4:17.31 in the 4x400 relay. Smith also lowered her 100 hurdles to 16.42 in taking second. Aguilar was the winner of the 400 meters in a lifetime best 61.30. Peebles moved to #8 in Norcal with a lifetime best 1:10.46 in the 400mLH.  Vanderlipe hit a big personal best long jump 5.22m that moved her to fith in the region. She also tossed the javelin to a lifetime best 27.62. 

The Panthers will rest until the CSM Last Chance Meet on Thursday, April 18th.