CERRITOS, Calif. – The Don's Track and Field team continued its success at the 2017 CCCAA Southern California Championships with a few top 10 finishes in the Men's and Women's 5,000-meter events.
Sophomore Toni Lopez was on top of her game again as she took second on the podium with a time of 17:57.86 in the 5,000-meter race. In the same race, Santa Ana's Lizbeth Luciano-Luis had a solid performance and finished 15th with a time of 19:05.78.
In the men's 5,000-meter event, the Dons had two athletes finish in the top 10. Freshman Eric Jimenez impressed with a seventh-place finish, coming in at 15:28.57. His teammate Paulino Sanchez was right behind him and placed eighth with a time 15:29.56, while Brian Ambrocio claimed 17th place by recording a time of 15:44.93.
By placing in the top eight, the two Jimenez and Sanchez will join Toni Lopez in the State Championships for the 10,000 and 5,000-meter events. The 2017 CCCAA State Championships will be held at American River College in Sacramento, Calif. on May 19-20.