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Young wins twice at PCAC Championship; track and field falls short of title

Palomar’s De’ondra Young (center) and Samone Everett (third from left) finished first and second in the hammer throw and shot put. Everett took first place in the discus and Young finished second during the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship held April 18, 2015 at Mesa College, San Diego, Calif. (Philip Farry/The Telescope)
Palomar’s De’ondra Young (center) and Samone Everett (third from left) finished first and second in the hammer throw and shot put. Everett took first place in the discus and Young finished second during the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship held April 18, 2015 at Mesa College, San Diego, Calif. (Philip Farry/The Telescope)

Palomar women’s track and field team didn’t finish with the results they wanted, but they did take home a few first place titles.

The Comets finished fourth out of six teams at the PCAC Track and Field Championships at San Diego Mesa’s Merrill Douglas Stadium April 18. Southwestern won the meet with 260 points, followed by Mesa at 179. Cuyamaca finished third with 89, with San Bernardino Valley 76 and Chaffey College 18 taking the final two spots.

For the Comets, De’ondra Young won in both the hammer throw and shot put. Young, a freshman out of Vista Murrieta High School, won the hammer throw with a distance of 167 feet, 3.08 inches. The throw was actually the second best in both the men’s and women’s categories. In the shot put, she won with a throw of 37 feet, 0.49 inches.

Teammate Simone Everett finished in second place in both events, but finished first in the discus throw with a distance of 118 feet, 10.77 inches.

The team’s other first place finish came from Jessica Betancourt, who won the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:55.04. Sarah Martinez placed fifth with a time of 12:54.59.

Palomar’s De’ondra Young (center) and Samone Everett (third from left) finished first and second in the hammer throw and shot put. Everett took first place in the discus and Young finished second during the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship held April 18 at Mesa College, San Diego Calif. Philip Farry/The Telescope.
Palomar’s De’ondra Young (center) and Samone Everett (third from left) finished first and second in the hammer throw and shot put. Everett took first place in the discus and Young finished second during the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship held April 18 at Mesa College, San Diego Calif. Philip Farry/The Telescope.
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Young wins twice at PCAC Championship; track and field falls short of title