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Aichinger, Jones win field events at WSC North Meet

Edward Jones captured the shot put at 13.41 meters and took second in the discus. (Photo by Scott Fickerson)
Edward Jones captured the shot put at 13.41 meters and took second in the discus. (Photo by Scott Fickerson)

Chris Aichinger and Kyle Whitaker went 1-2 in the pole vault on Friday and Edward Jones topped the shot put field in the WSC North men's track and field meet at Ventura College.

Aichinger, a freshman from Santa Ynez High, and Whitaker, a sophomore from San Marcos High, both cleared 4.27 meters (14 feet) for season bests. Jones, a 6-4, 250-pound defensive lineman on the football team, was first in the shot put (13.41m), second in the discus (37.38) and third in the javelin (43.19).

Canyons won the six-team meet with 143.5 points. Bakersfield was second with 111 and the Vaqueros were fifth with 73.5. 

The 4x100 relay of Marcus Tran, Said-Kamal Webster, Whitaker and Andres Castro was second in 43.67. Alex Ramirez took third in the 3000 in 9:06.85.

The Vaqueros return to action on Friday, March 10 in the Occidental Invitational in Eagle Rock.