Teams from Colleges, universities and high schools from around California and even out of state participated in the 70th Pasadena Games at Robinson Stadium on March 22 and 23.
The menâ€™s 4×400 M Relay Pasadena â€˜Aâ€™ runners Christian White, Bryant Johnson, Kymoni Bellamy and Chineek Favors took first place with a time of 3:16.84.
â€œWe have a good amount of schools participating this year,â€ said Larry Wade, track and field head coach. â€œI want for the athletes to get out of this event as much as they can. Itâ€™s their time to show what they can do, and hopefully they can get a scholarship and go to a four- year school.â€
Sabrina Martinez was racing for the first time in a track and field event. â€œIâ€™m excited and a bit nervous, I just want to go out there and run,â€ said Martinez. Martinez is also a former basketball, and was invited to join the team by Coach Wade.
Nicky Hutchinson, came to support her husband Eugene Hutchinson who would be participating in the high jump. â€œHe and I were both on the team at CSU LA â€“ we have always been cheering on each other,â€ said Hutchinson.
Tori Bowie, short distance runner, is currently in training for the USA Track and Field try-outs. â€œIâ€™m here to practice and to make sure Iâ€™m in shape for June,â€ said Bowie.
Caleb Wood got second place in menâ€™s javelin throw finals with a distance of 52.35 meters.
Rossha Harris got third place in womenâ€™s javelin throw with a distance of 34.98 meters.
In the menâ€™s 400-meter Dash Christian White took second place with a time of 47.44 seconds.
The Track and Field team will be participating in the Long Beach Challenge Meet, in Long Beach City College on Saturday March 30.