The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.
Several of the USA’s top all-around community college athletes will be competing at College of San Mateo on Tuesday and Wednesday (April 14-15) as the Bulldogs host the Northern California decathlon and heptathlon championships.
Top finishers will qualify for the California Community College Athletic Association Track & Field Championships, which CSM will host May 15-16.
Top entry Jeff Lam of American River currently ranks No. 2 in the nation among community college decathletes with a score of 6,453. Spencer Stockton of Butte is No. 4 at 6358.
In the heptathlon, Katie Baxter of De Anza ranks No. 4 with 4,460 points and Mackenzie Theiler of American River is No. 6 (4,429).
Competition on Tuesday begins at 11 a.m. with the men’s 100 meters and at 11:30 a.m. with the women’s 100 meter hurdles. Wednesday’s concluding competition gets underway at 10 a.m.
Additional top men’s decathlon entries (with their current national rank): No. 10 Anthony Cota, De Anza, 6,094; No. 15 Kendrick Murphy, Siskiyous, 5,843.
Other top women’s heptathlon entries: 14. Kossiwa Tossoukpe, CCSF, 4.96; 15. Casie Johnson, Siskiyous, 4,187; 20. Julia Grimm, Santa Rosa, 4,113.