Spring sports programs close out seasons

Many of the American River College spring sports teams are wrapping up their seasons with some making their way to the playoffs. Others are sadly packing it in until next season.
The men’s baseball team lost its final home game of the season with a disappointing 11-0 loss to Diablo Valley College. It bounced back to win its final game of the season at DVC 4-1.

The team finished with an overall record of 11-24 on the season and were 4-17 in conference. The final nine games of the season were played against three Big 8 rivals. ARC won two of those games.

The women’s softball team ended its season with a four-game winning streak and with a record of 17-20. The women went 10-11 in Big 8 conference play, but failed to make the playoffs.

The men’s  track and field team won the Big 8 Conference Championship, beating out San Joaquin Delta College by 90 points.

Freshman Edwin Matthews placed first in the men’s high jump followed by fellow freshman teammate Xavier Howell.

Sophomore Michael Mathews placed second in the men’s 110-meter hurdles and third in the 400-meter hurdles.

ARC had a trio of freshman that swept the men’s 800-meter with David French winning, followed by Logan Stahl and Alex Chorn.

Freshman Robert Ellis won the 100-meter with a time of 10.58 seconds, and the 200-meter with a time of 21.60 seconds.

The women’s track and field team finished second in the Big 8 championship meet, losing to San Joaquin Delta College by five points.

Freshman Kandace Compton won the 800-meter with a time of 2 minutes 18.78 seconds. Compton also finished second in the 1, 500-meter.

Sophomore Autumn Edgar won the women’s 400-meter hurdles with a winning time of 1:06.94.  Rounding out the top four, ARC’s Jocelyn Stillwell finished second and

Ashley Stubbs finished fourth.

Freshman Gina Wood placed second in the 10,000-meter with a time of 40:15.33, followed by teammate Cheyenne Drury who finished fourth with 42:07.71. Wood also finished second in the 5,000-meter with a time of 18:44.30.

ARC had three runners finish in the top five of the women’s 100-meter hurdles.  Freshman Mariah Earl finished second with a time of 15.88, followed by sophomore Hailey Cooley, who finished third. Edgar rounded out the top five with a time of 17.14.

Sophomore Olesya Khokhlan finished the long jump in third with a distance of 5.23 meters.

Freshman Shelby Crider finished fourth in the javelin throw with a distance of 31.03 meters.

Sophomore Ariel Maroon won the women’s pole vault with a height of 3.53 meters and freshman Siena Morgan finished third, also with a height of 3.53 meters.

The men’s tennis team finished its season with a perfect Big 8 record of 8-0 and overall play with a record of 15-3. ARC was the only team in the Big 8-North to finish undefeated.

The last team match of its season was a loss to Fresno, the eventual CCCAA Team State Champions.

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