PCC Advances to SoCal Track Finals

Published : Friday, May 8, 2015 | 8:47 PM

Alexander McElwee (6) and Vincent Ogbehi (far left) qualified for the SoCal Championship Finals on Saturday, May 9 at Cerritos College, image by Richard Quinton.

Pasadena City College sprinter Alexander McElwee raced to the top seed in the 400 meters and second seed in the 200 meters for Saturday’s Southern California Track and Field Championship Finals at Cerritos College. McElwee raced 47.31 in the 400 and 21.49 in the 200 at the SoCal Prelims meet held May 2 also at Cerritos.

The freshman McElwee also was a part of the Lancers’ No. 3 seed for the 4×400 relay as the Lancers raced a season-best 3:18.13. Sophomore Vincent Ogbehi, a member of the relay, qualified as the eighth seed in the 400 with a 49.02 mark.

The only other qualifier for the Lancers was from the women’s team in freshman Julia Sambvani, who raced to a No. 7 seed in the 400 hurdles on her top ’15 time of 1:05.37.