SAN MATEO -- The Orange Coast College women's track and field team took on the best of the best at the California Community College Athletic Association State Track and Field Championships last weekend at the College of the San Mateo and overcame nasty weather and stiff competition to post solid results.
Leading the way for the Pirates was freshman Charlotte Kraushaar, who competed in the heptathlon and used a solid, two-day performance to finish second overall with 3,934 points. The Pacifica HS grad earned three third-place marks in the long jump (16-feet, 6 1/2-inches), the high jump (4-10 1/4) and 800 meters (2 minutes, 36.83 seconds) and a fourth-place throw of 91-3 in the javelin to earn the overall silver medal. Yuba College's Hanah Smrt took the top spot with 4,477 points.
In the pole vault, Pirate freshman Alison Young finished fifth in the state with a mark of 10-4. After clearing 9-10 on her first attempt, the Huntington Beach HS grad needed just two tries to clear 10-4 and earn her top-five position before just missing at 10-10 on three tries.
In the 10,000 meters, freshman Andrea Anaya (Santa Ana HS) battled the elements and a top field to finish seventh overall with a time of 39:16.84.
Sophomore Julie Mariano (Newport Harbor HS) capped off her solid OCC career with a trip to the State Meet in the high jump and finished 11th overall with a successful jump of 4-11.