RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Dons Track & Field program traveled to Riverside for its first Orange Empire Conference meet of the season on Friday. As a team, Santa Ana came in third behind Riverside and Saddleback for both men and women but had a couple individuals that stood out in their events.
Alexandria Owens had a great day on the women's side, taking the top spot against stiff competition in the 100m dash with a time of 12.86. Owens also excelled in the 200m dash, recording a time of 26.15 to place third in the race.
The only other Don on the women's side to finish in the top three in an event was Monique Azpeitia, who placed third in the 800m run with a time of 2:31.65.
Santa Ana's lone hurdler, Octavio Moreno, held his own in both of his events as he placed in the top two for both and brought home eight points for the team. In the 110m hurdle race, Moreno clocked in at 16.03 for a second place finish. He followed that up with a dominating performance in the 400m hurdles, placing first with a time of 56.82.
The Dons will compete again on Saturday, Fed. 24th at the Carl Rossi Relays hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripts College.