Ventura College Athletics

School Record in Men's 4x200 Highlights WSC Relays

VC freshman Kamar Wilson won the high jump Friday in Bakersfield at the WSC Relays.
VC freshman Kamar Wilson won the high jump Friday in Bakersfield at the WSC Relays.

Ventura's 4x200m relay team of Max Carmona, Richard Celedon, Jordan Gibson, and Kamar Wilson highlighted the Pirates' performances at the Western State conference relays in Bakersfield Friday, turning in a school record mark of 1:31.59, leading 16 top three finishes for VC. Karen Reyes won in the 400 hurdles and Serenity Valoaga took first in the shot put for the VC women. Meanwhile, Kamar Wilson took home gold in the high jump.

The meet got off to a rocky start when the women's 4x100 meter relay scored a decisive 10-meter victory, then moments later getting disqualified because of a lane violation. After that little speed bump, the Pirates go rolling to 16 top three finishes, with four first places.

Karen Reyes trailed by 10 meters with only two barriers to go in the 400 hurdles, but put on a furious attack and won going away. Serenity Valoaga, took first in the shot put, and Kamar Wilson improved on his seasonal best in the high jump for the top spot. The highlight of the gold medal performances came from the 4x200 meter relay of Carmona, Celedon, Gibson, and Wilson bested the school mark.

"This meet served as a nice preview for us in preparation for the conference meet next week," commented head coach Tony Veney. "I have to do a better job preparing the relays, but overall, we had a good meet with over a dozen seasonal bests."

The Pirates play host to Canyons, Santa Barbara, Cuesta, Allan Hancock, and Bakersfield Friday Feb. 23 for the WSC 6-way scoring meet. Field events start at noon and the first running event goes off at 1:00 pm at the VC Sportsplex. 

WSC Relays at Bakersfield College
Top Pirate Finishers

1st Place  
Karen Reyes   Women's 400 hurdles
Serenity Valoaga  Women's shot put
Kamar Wilson   Men's high jump
Men's 4x200m relay  
2nd Place  
Andrea Rios Women's 100m hurdles
Sandra Harness   Women's high jump
Serenity Valoaga  Women's discus
Women's 4x400m relay  
Women's sprint medley relay  
3rd Place  
Krystal Tapia   Women's discus
Sandra Harness  Women's javelin
Dillon Chong  Men's 400m hurdles
Men's 4x100m relay  
Women's 4x800m relay  
Women's distance medley relay