San Mateo grabs record five field titles at Coast Championships

San Mateo grabs record five field titles at Coast Championships


MONTEREY, Calif. - Freshman Patrick Ng helped College of San Mateo dominate the men’s “field” at Saturday's 2017 Coast Conference Track Championships at Monterey Peninsula College, alone scoring 28 points.

The Bulldogs grabbed gold in perhaps a modern record five of the eight field events, plus had “top 3” podium medalists in two more.

Ng was all over the field, winning the hammer throw with a season best 170 feet, 7 inches, and the shot put (49-11), plus taking second in the discus throw (148-6) -- just ahead of teammate William Sapp (132-4). 

Jack Phillips, who equaled the 53-year-old CSM high jump record of 6-10 1/4 a week ago, won easily with a 6-4 3/4 clearance -- as the only jumper to better six feet. Ted Winfield set the CSM record in 1964. 

Talon Galvez-Bennett was an impressive winner in the pole vault -- by more than two feet -- with a 15-3 3/4 season best clearance.

Deverick Meacham won the long jump with a season best 23-6.

Chris Garvey took the bronze medal in the javelin throw with a personal best 162-2 and Sapp placed fifth (149-10).

On the track, Kevin Jim Arevalo was second in the 110 meter high hurdles in 15.80 seconds, with Nick Pallas third (15.96) and Andres Abarca sixth (16.58). Abarca was also fifth in the 400 hurdles in a personal best 1:00.22.

Pallas, who has already qualified for the May 19-20 state finals in the decathlon with his bronze medal performance at the NorCal Combined Events Championships, also placed fifth in the shot put (40-1 1/4).

San Mateo was second in the meet concluding 4 x 400 meter relay in a season best 3:25.7.

CSM TEAM THIRD: San Mateo finished a strong third overall in the men’s team scoring with 113 points, nearly double fourth place Chabot. De Anza used its depth to win the title with 220 points, edging Hartnell (211).

Tulouna Langi threw the women’s discus 135 feet to win the Coast Conference title in that event. She was also second in the shot put (38-9), and fifth in the hammer throw (111-10). Caroline Trevithick placed fourth in the triple jump (36-4 3/4) and sixth in the high jump. Yashvee Patel was fifth in the triple jump at 35-4 1/2.

UPCOMING: Next up for the Bulldogs is the Northern California Trials at De Anza College on Friday, May 5.