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COC Insider: Cougars wraps up big week

Tim White has impressive jump; men’s golf wins another tourney

Posted: March 31, 2013 10:18 p.m.
Updated: March 31, 2013 10:18 p.m.
 

It was an action-packed week for several sports on campus at College of the Canyons this week as many teams try to continue successful seasons.


Track and Field

Freshman triple jumper and Hart graduate Tim White came in fifth place at this past weekend’s Stanford Invitational with a jump of 49 feet, 11 inches, marking a personal-best jump and the second-best leap among all community college triple jumpers in the nation.

White competed in the invitational event and finished behind Marcus Robinson, a former member of the University of Virgina track and field team, who won the event with a jump of 52-10 1/4.

“Tim White is a highly competitive athlete and always comes through when it counts,” said COC head track and field coach Lindie Kane. “He had a great series of jumps, breaking his own school record three times. I feel it is extremely important to put our elite athletes in competitive situations, and White did not back down.”

Freshman Anthony Fowler also made the trip up north to Stanford, where he ran in the 400-meter race. He came in 26th with a time of 49.53 seconds. Fowler was one of 12 community college athletes to compete in the 42-man field and finished in sixth among his fellow California community college athletes.



Baseball

The COC baseball team went 1-2 last week when the team traveled to San Luis Obispo for the annual Spring Tourney on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Cougars opened with an 8-4 loss the No. 11 team in Northern California, Merced, followed by a 10-3 victory over Cuesta. They then finished off the tournament with a 3-2 loss to Cypress College.

COC (15-11) has been on a hot streak in conference play, rattling off nine consecutive Western State Conference, South, victories. The Cougars started off the conference season going 1-4, but have catapulted themselves to the top of the conference standings and are currently tied for second with Bakersfield College and behind first-place Glendale College, who the Cougars will host on Tuesday.

“Our offense has gotten better,” said COC head baseball coach Chris Cota. “We are excited to play Glendale this week.”

During its nine-game conference winning streak, COC have posted double-digit hits in every game except one, notching 73 runs and eight stolen bases along the way.



Softball

The state 11th-ranked College of the Canyons softball team easily silenced Los Angeles Mission College last week with 18-3 and 17-3 victories over the Eagles in a doubleheader on Thursday. Mission is currently tied for second place in the Western State Conference, Blue Division standings and had only lost one conference game before meeting the Cougars last week.

Canyons (17-7-1 overall, 9-0 WSC Blue) will host Fullerton at 3 p.m. on Tuesday before hitting the road for nine straight conference games away from home in addition to the Ventura Tournament this weekend.



Men’s Golf

The men’s golf team has continued to dominate its competition after winning its fifth Western State Conference tournament on March 25 at Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai. The Cougars turned in a total score of 358, marking their lowest score of the season, and they were led by Riley Hayfield and Sidney Wolf. The two of them both tallied 68s and co-led the tournament field.

“This year’s team is solid from the No. 1 golfer to the No. 6 golfer,” said COC he

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