On track despite weather


The gloomy weather this weekend had most people staying indoors.

That wasn’t the case for the track and field teams from more than 10 community colleges, who showed off athleticism at the Raydell Barkley Relays on Saturday. March 19 despite the cold, rain and wind.

Delta College, the host if this years relays, had four first place finishers and came in fourth place overall for men and women.

Fresno took home the win for the men while Hartnell was victorious for the women.

Delta Freshman Alex Ballard came in first in woman’s shot put and discus two of the four throwing events while other Mustangs Ray Garcia (sophomore) and Amanda Carter (freshman) both won the 300-meter steeplechase.

“I was feeling pretty good, the weather didn’t affect me too much, I like running in cloudy weather like that,” said Garcia
Though Garcia has ran all personal records this season he is still seeking improvement.

“I’ve got to keep working hard during practice and it will pay off,” said Garcia.
The Mustangs will next meet on Saturday, April 2. in Sacramento for the American River Invitational.