Saddleback shows strong in the field

Cerise Ostrem

The Saddleback track and field team faired well in both the men’s and women’s pole vault at the Cerritos Invitational at Cerritos College last weekend.

Griffin Simmons tied for first place with two Mt. San Antonio athletes with a vault of 15 feet, while Rachel Tears placed third in the women’s pole vault with a mark of 10 feet.

Adam Jeff placed 11th in the men’s high jump and Danny Warner placed sixth in the long jump with a mark of 22 feet to round out the Gaucho’s solid showing in the field events.

In distance running, Ines Flores took home the women’s bronze medal in the 5000-meter run with a time of 18:41.37 and Matt Van Dyke placed 12th with a time of 15:51.88 in the men’s competition.

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