Women’s track finishes strong

The Sonoma State Seawolves headed down to San Francisco to compete in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship at Cox Stadium.

During the past weekend Sonoma State University competed in San Francisco for the Championship, but: Chico State, Cal Poly Pomona, Dominguez Hills, CSU Stanislaus, CSU Los Angeles, CSU East Bay, CSU Monterey Bay, CSU University of San Bernardino, Humboldt State, San Francisco State and UC San Diego were present as well.

Every single competitor this weekend fought long and hard in their respective areas in order to gain points for their school. 

Sonoma State athlete Tori Dwyer ran her third-best time of the 2015 season in the 3,000 meter steeplechase as she crossed the finish line with a time of 12:11.91. She placed 15th in an event holding 18 competitors.

Although the women at Sonoma State gave it their all, it would be the reigning champ, Chico State, to take home the title of CCAA Champions for the sixth year in a row.

Yet, it was not an easy road for Chico as they fell behind Friday with UC San Diego in the lead by only 10 points, making it anyone’s meet. 

It would be the Chico State Wildcat’s perseverance and desire to win the title once again that helped them win with a total of 213.5 points.

Following suit would be Cal Poly Pomona at 142, UC San Diego at 138.5, CSU Stanislaus with 100, Humboldt State at 95, San Francisco State at 63, CSU Dominguez Hills at 36.5, CSU Los Angeles at 13.5, UC Santa Barbara with 6, Cal State Monterey Bay with 6 and CSU East Bay with 4.

The Seawolves would not place in the meet.

As the championships came to a close, so did the 2015 Women’s Track season. With plenty of records being set this season, including Angelique Lopez in the 100 meter dash at Kim Duyst Invitational, Tori Dwyer had recorded three different times, each breaking the one prior, in the 3000 meter Steeplechase. 

Maria Hurtado would set a best time for Sonoma State in the 1500 meter run as she crossed the line at 4:57.00 at San Francisco State Distance Carnival.