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Track & Field News

College of San Mateo Jack Phillips claimed the community college state championship in the men’s high jump. And he put himself in the Bulldogs history books doing it.

Year in and year out, the Bulldogs’ discus, hammer and javelin throwers, in addition to their shot putters, are among the best not only in the Coast Conference, but all of Northern California — and even the state.

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.

These are just two precursors to the stories of the 17 inductees composing the 2014-15 class to be enshrined in the CSM Athletics Hall of Fame. Since the CSM Hall’s inception in 2011-12, this year’s class marks the largest class ever inducted.

The three-day event held Friday through Sunday at CSM’s breathtaking mondo track marked the first time the event has ever been hosted in California.

Paralympian Jerome Singleton hails from Irmo, S.C., a small town northwest of Columbia. Singleton had never heard of San Mateo, which is hosting this weekend’s U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships at the College of San Mateo.

There is a happy ending to what seemed like a difficult and painful story when we first reported it this past spring. You may remember the young man who chose to have his foot amputated because it caused him so much pain. We caught up with him Thursday at the College of San Mateo.

Taking place at the College of San Mateo on the Bay over three days from June 20 until June 22, the competition, the first to be held on the US west coast, will be a major target for top US stars in the absence of a World Championships in 2014.

There will be at least one familiar face at CSM when the school hosts the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships June 20-22. Gary Dilley has been a face of the Peninsula track and field scene for the better part of three decades.

Scott Chiesa set a CSM record in the men’s javelin throw while Moreen Pahulu and Aaron Volkman won individual titles at Saturday’s Northern California Community College Track and Field Championships.