Newcomers highlight track and field performance at Azuza Pacific

Samantha Miller at the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azuza Pacific University
Samantha Miller at the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azuza Pacific University

Complete meet results

  AZUZA, Calif. – Two newcomers who did not participate indoors for Mesa in track and field highlighted the T-Birds' performance at the huge Bryan Clay Invitational Thursday and Friday at Azuza Pacific University.

  Antwan Ross-Jones and Alex Kellybrew both have qualified for the NJCAA track and field championships in events in which MCC did not have national participants indoors.

  Ross-Jones, who played basketball for Mesa during the winter, won the high jump competition over a field of 38 participants with a leap of 6-10 ½. He had already cleared 6-9 at the ACCAC championships.

  Kellybrew beat the NJCAA standard in both the 100 and 200 meters and helped the 4 X 100 relay team to a qualifying mark. He ran 10.63 in the 100 meters, 21.38 in the 200 and joined Jaylen Higgins, Carver Dumas and Keith Morgan on the relay which posted a time of 41.64.

  In addition for the MCC men, Cameron Lewis posted a 153-10 in the discus and Riley Korcuska cleared 14-11 ¾ in the pole vault, although both already have better NJCAA marks this season.

  On the women's side, Sayge McKrill improved her mark in the discus to 140-10 ¾. Samantha Miller added her name in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:21.04. Calla Reed cleared 11-5 in the pole vault but already has a better mark and Allyson Girard significantly improved her qualifying standard in the 5000 with a 17:23.16, 27 seconds better than her previous time.

  MCC will host its own invitational meet on Friday prior to entertaining the Region I championships which will begin April 24.

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