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April 10, 2018 > Chabot excels at international meet

Chabot excels at international meet

Submitted By Matt Schwab

In a shining event for Chabot College and the Track and Field program, the Gladiators hosted the San Francisco Distance Carnival at Gladiator Staudium on March 30-31. The massive meet drew 105 schools from 35 states and Canada, highlighted by the fastest 10-kilometer run in the world this year by Mauricio Gonzalez from Columbia with a time of 28 minutes, 13.49 seconds.

Chabot coach Kyle Robinson says the meet was by far the biggest in its 10-year history, with more than 3,000 participants. ?It was awesome,? Robinson said of the spectacle. Chabot Gladiator athletes appeared to rise to the challenge with inspired efforts. ?Chabot had a phenomenal weekend on the track,? Robinson said.

Gladiator sophomore David Frisbie took the CCCAA NorCal lead in the 5k with a time of 14:54, No. 3 on the Chabot top 10 list behind Ted Quintana and Olympian Doug Padilla.ÿChabot?s Nick Pepares punched his ticket to the NorCal Championships with a Javelin toss of 46.3 meters. He is now the conference leader in the event.

Chabot?s Jordan Kirby ran a seasonal best in the 800 (1:55.90), and Jamie Guzman did the same in the 400 hurdles (1:08.4). Freshmen Thomas Gallagher and Lucas Vigil also qualified for the NorCal meet in the 5k, running 15:49 and 15:54.ÿDante Johnson had a huge personal best in the 100 (11.15).

Roman Johnson was the lone Chabot athlete at Stanford Invitational last week. He took sixth in the 100 Invitational and ran an NorCal leading time of 10.58. ÿHe is the second fastest 100-meter runner to don a Chabot Jersey.

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