Track and Field

Palomar’s Jessica Betancourt (#1) and Sarah Martinez (#5) led the pack during the the 3000 meter steeplechase, Betancourt won the race with a time of 11:55 and Martinez finished in fifth place. The Comets were participating in  the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Mesa College. Philip Farry / The Telescope.

Palomar’s Jessica Betancourt (#1) and Sarah Martinez (#5) led the pack during the the 3000 meter steeplechase, Betancourt won the race with a time of 11:55 and Martinez finished in fifth place. The Comets were participating in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Mesa College. Philip Farry / The Telescope.

Coach Jennifer Williams and her Comets’ track and field team enjoyed moderate success this season, finishing fourth in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Led by cross-country standouts Jessica Betancourt and Jessie Steinhoff, the team got a few first-place finishes during this season; none more impressive, however, than the performance turned in by freshman De’ondra Young at the PCAC Championships.

At the championship meet, Young finished first in both the hammer throw and shotput. With a distance of 167 feet, 3.08 inches, Young had the second-best distance between both the women and the men at the meet.

Earlier in the season, Betancourt and Steinhoff proved their worth against some of the best four-year universities in the state; claiming second and third place in the 3,000-meter race at the La Verne Invitational.

Author: Christopher Bullock

Christopher Bullock has been with the Telescope since 2013, originally starting as a Communications major. After his first semester with the paper, he found that Journalism was his calling, and has since pursued his AA degree in the field. He hopes to attend either CSU-Northridge or Sacramento State in order to continue his education. When not in school, he plays guitar for a local metal band. Chris is also engaged to his longtime crush, Ashley.

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