Tri-C Indoor Track Athletes Heading to Nationals
March 01, 2016
John Horton, 216-987-4281 email@example.com
Six individuals to represent the College at championships
Representing Tri-C will be:
- Karen Barrientos: 5,000-meter, 3,000-meter and mile runs
The sophomore from Ashtabula holds the school record in the 5K and clocked the nation’s fourth-fastest time in the event this indoor season. She is ranked sixth nationally in the 3K and 21st in the mile. Barrientos is a two-time cross country All-American.
- Rashida Harris: Shot put and 20-pound weight throw
The freshman from Euclid holds the school record in both events. In the shot put, she posted the fifth-longest throw in the nation this season. She ranks 18th in the weight throw.
- Amber Ruiz-Bueno: 400-meter and 600-meter runs
The freshman from Eastlake ranks 15th nationally in the 600 and won the regional championship in the 400.
- Aarionna Banks: Triple jump and the 60-meter and 200-meter runs
The freshman from Parma Heights posted the nation’s 26th longest triple jump this indoor season and won the regional meet in the two sprint events.
- Sara Leamer: Triple jump and 800-meter run
The sophomore from Warren enters the competition with the nation’s 22nd longest triple jump and the 31st fastest time in the 800.
- Maria Curren: 5,000-meter run
The freshman from Marion, Ohio, ran the nation’s 27th fastest 5K this season.
The National Junior College Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Championships will take place Friday and Saturday (March 4-5) at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C.