After long season of training for the California Community College Athletic Association’s track and field state championships, Panther’s Lovina Akaoula can officially call herself a state champion — two times over.
Sophomore Akaoula took home two gold medals in shot put and discus May 9 at the College of San Mateo. On her final throw of the shot put event, she threw 14.36 meters to beat out Cerritos’ Sisilia Puaka’s 13.38-meter throw.
It took only one throw in the discus event for Akaoula to take first place. She threw 42.28 meters to beat out second-place finisher Imani Bierly from Yuba College.
Of the other City College athletes to qualify for state, sophomore Henry Sharoyan finished third place in the men’s shot put event with a 15.99-meter throw. Long distance runner Amanda Rodriguez finished fourth place in the women’s 1500-meter run with a season-best time of 4:40.45, and men’s 4x400m relay team finished in seventh place.
For more stats and information on City College track and field, visit http://sccpanthers.losrios.edu/landing/index