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CSM Notebook: NorCal Track and Field Trials Kick Off Championship Weekend

NorCal trials to showcase CSM throwing champions, world class sprinters.

The Northern California Community College Track and Field Trials kick off a weekend of championship competition at CSM.

The trials will feature CSM contenders in every men's and women's throwing event.

The Bulldogs won seven of the eight throwing titles in last week’s Coast Conference Championships.

Nikki Uikilifi (Mills High) won three of the four women’s throwing events in the conference championships and will contend for titles and state meet berths at the NorCals. She ranks No. 1 in Northern California in the javelin and No. 2 in the shot put, discus and hammer.

On the men’s side, double conference event champion Evan McDaniel ranks No. 2 in the nation on the junior college circuit in the shot put (55-10 ¼). He is No. 6 in the discus throw and No. 10 in the javelin throw in the NorCal rankings.

Conference javelin champion Zeke Edwards ranks No. 5 in Northern California  and conference hammer champion Josh Uikilifi (Mills) ranks No. 3.

Uikilifi is No. 3 in the state in the shot put (53-1 3/4).

CSM also fields strong track entries.

Roman Skovronski ranks No. 2 in the 400 hurdles (53.90 seconds), and sprinter Keith Richardson ranks No. 2 in the 100 and 200 (10.81 and 21.53).

CSM also hopes to contend with its 4 x 100 relay (42.09).

 

World class speed:

World ranked sprinters Ashton Purvis (Laney College) and Diondre Batson (American River College) are among the meet's featured attractions.

Purvis, the 2010 Gatorade National High School Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2010 at Oakland’s St. Elizabeth High, ranks No. 8 on the all-time high school 100 meter list (11.17 seconds) and No. 9 on the 200 chart (22.90). Both marks were set winning state high school championships.

Her best early times this Olympic season are 11.40 and 23.38 – both ranking on the current international lists. Although Purvis originally attended Miami on a scholarship last year, this is her first season of college competition. 

Batson has run 10.13 (wind-aided) for 100, the number 8 clocking by any American so far this season and No. 31 in the world.  His “legal” 200 time of 20.50 ranks No. 11 in the USA and No. 23 in the world.

Purvis and Batson won both sprints for men and women against national fields at the Stanford Invitational last month

 

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WHAT’S ON TAP AT CSM:

FRIDAY

Track and field

Northern California Community College Championship Trials (with two track finals) at College of San Mateo.

Field events, 9:30 a.m.  Track events 11 a.m. (10,000 meter finals).

Other running events begin at 1 p.m. with 4 x 100 meter relays.

CSM will also host the NorCal Finals on May 11.

 

SATURDAY

Baseball

California Community College Athletic Association first round regional tournament: Cabrillo College (22-15) at College of San Mateo (27-9), 1 p.m.

 

Softball

California Community College Athletic Association first round regional tournament: American River College (23-15) at College of San Mateo (36-4), 2 p.m.

 

SUNDAY

Baseball

California Community College Athletic Association first round regional tournament: Cabrillo College at College of San Mateo, 11 a.m. (Second game of best of three series; third game to follow, if needed.)

 

Softball

California Community College Athletic Association first round regional tournament: American River College at College of San Mateo, 12 noon. (Second game of best of three series; third game to follow, if needed.)

 

2012 CCCAA Baseball Playoff Information:

Tuesday May 1, 2012 - Single Elimination play-in results (Northern California):

Los Medanos (18) 1 @ Cabrillo (15) 5

Butte (17) @ Sacramento (16) 10

Sat/Sun May 5 & 6 2012 - Best of Three Series:
Game Times: Sat at 1 p.m.; Sun at 11 a.m. & 30 minutes after if third game needed

Northern California
Sacramento (16) @ Feather River (1)
Cabrillo (15) @ College of San Mateo (2)
Chabot (13) @ Ohlone (3)
Canada (14) @ Fresno (4)
West Valley (12) @ Merced (5)
**Sierra (11) @ Laney (6)
Sequoias (10) vs Cosumnes River (7) @ American River
Diablo Valley (9) @ Santa Rosa (8)


** Sierra & Laney starting game time on Sunday is 12 noon 

Fri - Sun May 11 - 13, 2012

Super-Regionals – 4-team double elimination tournaments, 2 each in the north and south; seeds 1 & 2 host.

Fri - Sun May 18 - 20, 2012

CCCAA State Championships at Bakersfield College (4 team double elimination tournament with 2 each from north and south)

North Seeding

Seed

Team

Record

Conference

RPI

1

Feather River

30-6

Golden Valley

.6324

2

San Mateo

27-9

Coast- Golden Gate

.5962

3

Ohlone

26-10

Coast-Pacific   

.5931

4

Fresno

25-11

Central Valley 

.5917

5

Merced

25-11

Central Valley 

.6005

6

Laney

28-7

Bay Valley 

.5789 

7

Cosumnes River

20-15

Big 8 

.5581

8

Santa Rosa

22-13

Big 8 

.5716

9

Diablo Valley

22-14

Big 8 

.5687

10

Sequoias

23-13

Central Valley 

.5630

11

Sierra

20-15-1

Big 8 

.5558

12

West Valley

22-13

Coast- Golden Gate

.5545

13

Chabot

22-12

Coast- Golden Gate

.5725

14

Canada

22-14

Coast-Pacific   

.5413

15

Cabrillo

21-15

Coast-Pacific   

.5376

16

Sacramento

18-18

Big 8 

.5311

17

Butte

20-16

Golden Valley

.4992

18

Los Medanos

21-14-1

Bay Valley 

.4892

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