Pirates post solid marks at Vaquero Invitational

Pirates post solid marks at Vaquero Invitational

GLENDALE -- The Orange Coast College men's and women's track and field teams headed up to Glendale College for the 2019 Vaquero Invitational and the Pirates made the most of their trip up there with several solid performances.

Coast earned top marks in both the men's and women's javelin events. On the men's side, sophomore Drew Dobbs topped this year's impressive field of throwers with a winning mark of 160-feet, 7-inches. Close behind was OCC teammate Yuki Ishida, who placed second overall with a throw of 158-1. Two other Pirates cracked the top-10 as Tyler Young placed seventh at 135-0, while Noah Kilberg finished eighth at 134-11.

On the women's side, it was a 1-4 finish in the javelin, led by freshman Charlotte Kraushaar, who cleared the entire pack by nearly three feet with a winning throw of 104-4. Teammate Raelynn Denson placed fourth overall with a solid mark of 99-2, while Julie Mariano finished 10th with a mark of 70-5.

Coast earned several top-5 times and marks throughout the two-day event, including Katherine Ngo in the 400-meter run (2nd, 1:00.25), Isabella Alston in the 400 hurdles (5th, 1:13.61), Andrea Anaya in the 5,000 (4th, 19:32.06), Meagan Silves in the 5,000 (5th, 19:47.54), Mariano in the high jump (2nd, 5-0 1/4), Kraushaar in the high jump (3rd, 4-10 1/4), Alexandria Stuart in the pole vault (4th, 7-0 1/2), Tyler Young in the 400 (4th, 57.66), OCC men's 4x100 relay (4th, 43.1), Ian Koontz in the high jump (4th, 5-10), Isaiah Galloway in the triple jump (2nd, 46-2), Bradley Bryant in the triple jump (3rd, 45-7 1/4) and Brendan Jordahl in the hammer throw (142-2).

The Pirates will return to action this weekend at the Cerritos College Invitational, which kicks off on Friday, beginning at 10 a.m.