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Costello captures 5000 in Soka Invitational

Tiffany Costello won the 5000 against Community College and four-year runners. Her time of 17:58.67 was the fastest in the state this year.
Tiffany Costello won the 5000 against Community College and four-year runners. Her time of 17:58.67 was the fastest in the state this year.

Tiffany Costello captured the 5000 meters on Saturday in a state-leading time of 17:58.67 to highlight SBCC's performers at the Soka Invitational women's track and field meet in Aliso Viejo.

The sophomore from Coto de Caza recorded a personal best and the No. 4 time on SBCC's all-time chart. She beat Emily Ransom of Biola by 6.5 seconds in the meet which featured Community Colleges and four-year schools such as Biola, Westmont, Concordia, The Master's, Vanguard and Soka University.

Andrea Mueller took second in the high jump in a season-best 1.56m (5-1¼), which is No. 5 on the CCCAA season list. She was also fifth in the 60 hurdles (9.51). Alana Ochoa was second in the weight throw at 13.27m.

Mueller, a freshman from Switzerland, will compete in the  WSC Heptathlon on Thursday and Friday at West L.A. The Vaqueros will compete in the WSC Relays on Friday at West L.A., starting at 10 a.m.