American River women claim success during the Beaver Relays


Sophomore Alexa Browner competing during the 100-meter dash at the Beaver Relays March 11. Browner went on to take first in the event. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Ed Gebing and Ed Gebing

On March 1 and 2, ARC hosted the 26th annual Beaver Relays.

The women’s track and field team finished the event with four wins in the 23 event field. The ladies placed highly in several other events. The relays included 17 schools, such as Laney College, Shasta College, Modesto Junior College, and Fresno Junior College.

Ariel Maroon continued her state title run on the pole vault. She claimed her second victory in her second event this year with a final vault of 3.32 meters. The second place finisher hit a vault of 3.17 meters.

The 100-meter dash saw three women finish in the top 10. Sophomore Alexis Browner won the race with a time of 12.28 seconds, beating the runner-up by .04 of a second. Olivia Brown claimed fifth and Holly Miller finished in seventh.

Browner’s day didn’t end with the 100-meter dash. In the 200-meter dash she claimed third, followed by Brown who placed ninth giving the team another multiple top ten finish.

In the long jump, Hannah Hardy finished second with a jump of 5.36 meters, 0.4 meters behind first place. Fellow ARC long jumper Destiny Standifer finished in third with a mark of 4.91 meters. Hardy did, however, go on to win the triple jump event with a distance of 11.24 meters. Standifer followed in suit again, claiming second with a distance of 11.06 meters.

The women’s 4×100 relay team, featuring Ciara Richardson, Holly Miller, Hannah Hardy and Alexis Browner, claimed second place, in which the women edged out Laney College by .15 of a second.

Ashley Stubbs took home third place for the Beavers in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing with a time of 1:11.42. Hailey Cooley finished in sixth overall.

In the 1500-meter run, Natalie Berania of ARC finished third with a time of 5:12.08. She finished in seventh in the 800-meter run, almost three seconds out of first, with a time of 2:31.09.

In the heptathlon event, which combines aspects from all of the events, the ladies entered Hailey Parkhouse-McAllister, who ended up finishing in fourth with 3093 points, 602 points behind the leader.  She won the 200-meter dash in the heptathlon, with a time of 27.75, winning by .06 of a second.

The ladies next meet will be held in Walnut Creek, Calif., at the Mt. SAC 4-way at 10 a.m. on March 9.