The West Los Angeles College Women’s Track and field team have taken the Western States Conference Championship once again with 268 points and having defeated 2nd place Moorpark College by over 100 points and rival Santa Monica College, which finished 10th, by over 200 points. This is the 11th WSC title for the Lady Wildcats. The ladies also broke the 4×400 Championship record set by the Wildcats in 2011. The Men’s team celebrated a 2nd place finish with 1st place wins in the 4×400 relay, 110 hurdles and 400 hurdles as well as 2nd place in the 4×10 relay. Adding to the good news, the Wildcats won the coveted combined team title which they also captured in 2019.
The team’s focus now turns to the Southern California Championships which begin this Friday, May 5at San Diego Mesa College. The field events kick off with the long jump at 11:00 pm and the running events begin at noon.
“It has been a treat to watch the coaches in action this year. Coach Dan Fitzpatrick and his staff have had many hurdles to overcome this season and has continued to hold the West LA athletes to a high standard. Through this time, our student-athletes have answered the call to whatever challenges that have been placed before them. Even though Track and Field is considered to be an individual sport, our coaches continue to impress me with the ability to compete as a team. This is why we are champions today,” said Anthony Jones, WLAC Athletic Director.