Pirate women take third overall at OEC Invitational

Pirate women take third overall at OEC Invitational

RIVERSIDE -- The Orange Coast College women's track and field team earned 84 points and a third-place overall finish at Friday's Orange Empire Conference Invitational, hosted by Riverside City College.

Coast compiled several top-three performances, led by freshman pole vaulter Alison Young, who claimed first place overall with a jump of 10-feet, 6-inches. After already winning the event with a jump of 9-5, Young took a crack at 10-6 and managed to clear the mark on her second attempt, topping a four-way crew of jumpers who cleared 9-0 1/4 for second place.

Sophomore jumper Julie Marinaro earned three runner-up marks for the meet, placing second in the high jump (4-7 3/4), long jump (15-0 1/2) and triple jump (32-6 1/2).  

Other top-three performances for the Pirates went to Paige Fults in the 100 (third, 13.13 seconds), Meagan Silves in the 5,000 (second, 19:44.23), Charlotte Kraushaar in the 100 hurdles (third, 16.92), the 4x100 relay of Fults, Katherine Ngo, Tiffany Ginger and Jordyn Martin (third, 52.72).

The Pirates will return to action on Saturday at the Long Beach City College Invitational, beginning at 10 a.m.