San Bernardino Valley College’s track team had several athletes put in strong performances at the California Community College Athletic Association state championships, held May 19-20 at American River College in Sacramento.
Sophomore Savanna Perez (Carter High School) completed her season as the top woman’s 800-meter runner in the state, winning the race in a time of 2:12.15, taking a half-second off her top time of the season. She recorded the top seven times in the state at the community college level.
Jurupa Hills graduate Luis Ortega earned a silver medal for the Wolverines at the meet, finishing second in the 10,000-meter run. Ortega, who won the first-ever Run SBVC 5K on June 3, will transfer to Chico State in the fall.
Alyssa Hebb (Redlands East Valley) finished her Valley career with a ninth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, as she was slowed by an illness in her final race.
The Wolverines also placed a champion in the Southern California regional event. Hector Hernandez, of Moreno Valley Canyon Springs, won the 1,500 meters at the event.