The Lancers Track and Field team had a busy and surprisingly underwhelming week at Cerritos College Tuesday and Saturday, as the South Coast Conference (SCC) Prelims and Championship meets transpired.
Rising star Jared Whitt did not show his best result in the triple jump, as everybody expected, and took only third place at the Occidental Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic on Saturday Mar. 9.
Coach Egbunike stands firmly and watches his athletes train, carefully scrutinizing their technique and form. His posture and expression tell the story of a man acutely aware that his team is in the midst of two of their most daunting tournaments this season.
A pair of PCC men’s track & field runners shined bright during an early test of fitness at the Oxy Distance Carnival on Saturday.
In less than a year the cross country and track and field team has gone through two head coaches. One was terminated before the cross country South Coast Conference Championships and the other left for another coaching position at East Los Angeles College. The lack of access to a proper coach is harmful to an athlete’s career, which was why PCC was eager to hire Innocent Egbunike as someone who could bring his experience and stability to a floundering team.
Though she is not currently a Lancer, assistant track and field coach Miki Barber is yet another success story to bolster the reputation of PCC as she trains for her spot on the U.S. Olympic team for this summer’s Rio Olympics.
In just his first year as part of PCC’s track team, sophomore Stewart McKenzie is leading the way to victory as the team’s star performer and inspiration. He is admired by those who know him for his gentle, lamb-like personality off the track, and for his lion-like ferocity on the track.
A new head coach has been hired for the Lancer track and field team to replace Armand Crespo, who was terminated last year following an alleged altercation with a student.
PCC track and field athletes competed at both the community college and university levels in the Mt. SAC Relays earlier this month.
Despite the unreasonable heat, athletes showed up to compete in various track and field events last weekend when PCC hosted the 72nd Pasadena Games