The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.

College of San Mateo track and field athletes produced several season-best performances at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays Saturday, the last invitational heading into this Saturday’s Coast Conference championships at Laney College in Oakland.

Freshman Jane Taufa placed second in the women’s shot put at 39 feet, 3 ¾ inches, a state meet standard mark, losing the gold medal by just six inches. Teammate Melo Petelo placed sixth at 36-2. Jordan Flowers was third in the women’s javelin throw with her season best, 99-10 – a Coast Conference-pacing performance.

On the track, freshman Arianna Hathorne was sixth in the women’s 100 meters in 12.56 seconds, running in the “fastest” section. She won the second section of the 200 meters in a just slightly wind-aided 26.29. That was sixth overall on the day – although the “fast” seeded section, which produced the top-five times, had a substantial 4.2 meters per second wind, more than double the legal limit.

Hathorne also ran the third leg on CSM’s third place 4×100 meter relay team that clocked a season-best 51.63 for third place with leadoff Halle Ichiuji, Lia Mora-Ramirez, and anchor Zoe Thompson. The same group finished second in the 4×400 relay in 4:21.72.

Ichiuji was also fifth in the triple jump with a season best 39-3 3/4.

Brandon Beard was CSM’s top male field performer, placing second in the javelin throw with a season best and state standard throw of 168-10, which was the top NorCal finish. San Mateo had three throwers in the top five, with Milo Greenwood (162-11) fourth and Damian Greenwood (159-1) fifth – all season bests.

 Brevan Rhode had a pair of season best hurdles marks, 15.56 in the 110 meter highs, which ranks as the second-fastest time in the Coast Conference. He also had a 57.68 in the 400 hurdles, No. 3 in the conference.

Daren Randolph and Alydan Baque each high jumped 6-2 3/4.


Chabot 6, CSM 1

The Gladiators gained on conference leading Skyline with the win over the Bulldogs.

Chabot’s win, coupled with with Cañada’s 13-8 win over Skyline, moves the Gladiators a game behind the Trojans in the Coast Conference North standings.

Chabot (12-4 Coast North, 25-10 overall) and CSM (10-6, 20-13) were tied at 1-all when the Gladiators erupted for five runs in the top of the ninth inning.