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Ochoa, Kimumba combine for five wins at WSC North Meet

Marie Kimumba won the 200 and 400 meters on Friday. She ran the fourth-fastest 200 in school history in 25.23. (Photo by Scott Fickerson)
Marie Kimumba won the 200 and 400 meters on Friday. She ran the fourth-fastest 200 in school history in 25.23. (Photo by Scott Fickerson)

Alana Ochoa won three throwing events on Friday and Marie Kimumba sprinted to a pair of victories in the WSC North women's track & field meet at Ventura College.

Ochoa, a sophomore from San Marcos High, topped the field in the shot put (10.99m), the hammer (37.87m) and the discus (36.08m). Marie-Aime Cochet was second in the hammer (30.23) and discus (33.17) and Stephanie Keenan took fourth in the shot put.

Kimumba, a freshman from Stockholm, Sweden, won the 200 and 400 meters and took third in the 100. Her 25.23 in the 200 is No. 4 on SBCC's all-time list. She ran 1:00.46 in the 400 to beat Bakersfield's Jocelind Currie by 1.73 seconds. Her time of 12.58 in the 100 is ninth on the SBCC list.

The Vaqueros' seven-woman team placed second in the six-team field with 102 points. Ventura won the meet with 170 points.

Isabella Molony won the triple jump with a leap of 10.23 meters.

"I'm really proud of what the girls did, coming to the first conference scoring meet and performing really well," said first-year head coach Scott Santella. "Everyone who competed scored points and helped get the team to second place. Marie continues to get faster each week and really came out strong and showed the conference what she is capable of. Ochoa and Cochet have consistently been among the top throwers at every meet."

The Vaqueros will compete in the Occidental Distance Carnival on Saturday, March 10.