The College of the Siskiyous was strong in distance events, throws, and jumps at the Golden Valley Conference Track & Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Yuba College. Several athletes showed why they have a good chance to medal at the State Meet.

The College of the Siskiyous was strong in distance events, throws, and jumps at the Golden Valley Conference Track & Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Yuba College. Several athletes showed why they have a good chance to medal at the State Meet.

Most likely to have a top-five performance is discus thrower Dominique Narrette. He won his event with a throw of 50.37 meters or 165-05.5 feet, just a foot shy of his California Community College-leading throw. He finished second in the hammer throw at the GVC’s with a 43.78m toss.

Decathlete Thomas Dodgen qualified for the state meet with a fourth place finish at the NorCal Multis. He is ranked fifth in the state. He finished fourth in the javelin with a 44.61m throw at the conference meet.

High-jumper Parker Lapsley won his event with a 1.90m, or 6-02.75 feet, clearance at the GVC’s. He’ll likely have to equal his season best of 6-06 that ranks him fifth in the state to medal.

Javelin thrower Emily King ranks eleventh in the state, but a 5-foot improvement of her season best throw of 111-08 would get her into top-five territory. She won the javelin by 9 feet at the GVC’s, throwing the spear 34.03m.

Hope Dodgen pulled off a rare distance triple, winning the 800m, 2:36.41, the 1500m, 5:11.78, and the 5000m, 22:05.63. She won the 2 longer races handily but had to go all-out to edge her 800m opponent by a foot.

Eagle men almost won every distance event, with Ooh-Shook McDarment missing a 1500m win by a few yards with a 4:30.42 second place finish. He edged teammate Alejandro Quinonez by a second to win the 3000m steeplechase in 10:31.71.

Quinonez won the 800m in 2:09.17, beating the second place finisher by .06 seconds. Blake Chitwood won the 5000m, 16:46.61, and the 10,000m in 40:07.

Caitlin Bennett was second in both the shot put, 11.04m, and the discus, 35.51m. She was less than a foot out of first place in both events..

Marissa Macken won the pole vault, clearing 2.25m and was fourth in the long jump, 4.40m. Christian Dowdell took second in the triple jump, getting out to 13.27m.

The COS men finished second in the meet with 76 points, while the women amassed 44 points for fourth place.

COS qualifiers next compete at the NorCal Trials on Saturday at Modesto.