By Kiara Paul |Asst Sports Editor|
With the new season quickly approaching, Coyote Track and Field have been preparing to have their best possible season.
Coyote Track and Field kicks off their season Feb. 27 in Claremont, California.
Track and field have multiple events that take place through out daylong competitions.
The team is timed or measured based on which event they take place in. There are two ranks that the women are able to score in, the “A” or “B” ranks.
Last season, Coyotes statistics averaged; the highest placer in every category came in slightly below or just above the “B” ranking.
The Coyote Chronicle broke down each section to shine a little light on the Coyotes who ranked the best for CSUSB in their inaugural season.
For the 100 Meters, the top five women for Coyote Track and Field were Sa’Cora Goodin with 13.05 seconds, Chinwe Nwankwo with 13.46 seconds, Witley Simpson with 13.75 seconds, Cecila Patino with 13.96 seconds and Jayln McDermott with 14.14 seconds.
The “A” ranking for the 100 Meters was 11.56 seconds and the “B” ranking was 12.04 seconds, Goodin was only one second away from being in the “B” rank.
The 200 Meters, Goodin ranked first again, her time at 27.01 seconds, about 3 seconds after the “B” rank.
Sabrina Sewell followed close behind at 27.15 seconds, Simpson came in with 28.12 seconds, Jade Turner ranked fourth with 28.25 seconds and McDermott ranked again in fifth with 28.54 seconds.
For the 400 Meters, Sewell came in first and topped the Coyotes’ chart with 62.94 seconds, McDermott followed with 63.82 seconds. Ana Avalos came in with 65.32 seconds, Sierra Marrero with 68.76 seconds, and Turner close behind Marrero with 68.96 seconds.
Marrero stated, “All the returning teammates have improved and we have some fast recruits, this year more of us should make it to the finals.”
Eveyln De La Luz, came in on top for both the 5,000 Meters and 10,000 Meters. Her time for the 5,000 Meters was 30 seconds past the “B” rank; she came in at 17 minutes 50 seconds.She did much better on the 10,000 Meters, she missed the “B” rank by 2 seconds.
Goodin also topped the Coyotes’ charts for high jump and long jump.
Kassandra Rico-Alvarez and Heidi Felberg placed at the top three for discus. Rico-Alvarez was about 40 meters away from being the “B” rank, her discus throw at the distance of 104 meters
Felberg placed first for Shot Put as well, her distance at 31 meters.
Most of the women who placed highest in the CSUSB stats were only off by a small amount to be in the “B” rank.
The Coyotes have definitely been putting in the hours to up their game this coming season.
The Coyote Chronicle interviewed Shanna Shernaman, a new Track and Field team member. Shernaman gave a great insight as to what the Coyotes have been working on for this upcoming season.
“The coach has been working on a bond between all the team members, he wants all the women on the team cheering on other team members at their events,” said Shernaman.
She also shared the training and practice the team has been partaking in.
“We practice distance running at least 6 days a week and lift weights to build strength Monday and Wednesday, I personally practice the hurdles every Tuesday and Thursday,” said Shernaman.