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Ochoa wins WSC title in discus; 3 Vaqueros qualify for So Cal Prelims

Alana Ochoa, a freshman from San Marcos High, claimed the WSC discus title with a 40.47-meter toss (132 feet, 9¼ inches) at Bakersfield College.
Alana Ochoa, a freshman from San Marcos High, claimed the WSC discus title with a 40.47-meter toss (132 feet, 9¼ inches) at Bakersfield College.

Alana Ochoa earned a WSC title in the discus on Friday during the WSC women's track & field prelims at Bakersfield College.

Ochoa, a freshman from San Marcos High, won the discus with a 40.47-meter heave (132 feet, 9¼ inches). She also took fourth in the shot put final (11.13m).

"Alana had a really solid series today," said SBCC throws coach Juan Zavala. "She was relaxed and concentrated throughout the competition and she simply did what she does, which is win.

"She remained locked in and kept increasing her lead with every throw. I'm very happy for her to be the conference champion. She has put in a lot of work and I'm glad to see it paying off."

Tiffany Costello was second in the 10,000 final in 40:06.41, the fifth-best time in school history. She advanced to the Southern Cal Prelims along with Ochoa and Andrea Mueller, who was fourth in the high jump (1.52m) and sixth in the long jump (5.04m).

Three more Vaqueros qualified for next week's WSC Finals at Moorpark College at 2 p.m. Carolin Bothe was second in her heat (2:24.29) in the 800, Kiley Rutledge ran a season-best 12.87 to take sixth in the 100 and Mueller advanced with a season-best 15.45 clocking in the 100 hurdles.