College of the Redwoods

Hartwell, Peterson expected to lead CR challenge at state meet

Submitted photo – CR’s Hannah Hartwell on the podium at last week’s NorCal championships.

Six College of the Redwoods athletes will compete at the state championship track and field meet at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut this weekend, including NorCal champs Hannah Hartwell and Josie Peterson.

Hartwell, who has set multiple CR records during her sensational freshman season with the team, won the the 1,500 meters at last weekends NorCals in a time of 4:30, which was not only a new school record but also the second fastest time ever in championship history.

She also won the 5,000m in 17:30 and placed second in the 800m in 2:14.8, which was her second new school record of the day.

The Carlsbad native, who spent a year running cross country at Humboldt State (now Cal Poly Humboldt) before transferring to CR, will advance to the state championships in both the 1,500m and 5,000m and has the top time in state this spring in both events.

Peterson, a St. Bernard’s graduate, also has the top mark in the state in the women’s javelin and won this past weekend with a throw of 35.86 meters.

Peterson is competing in the javelin for the first time ever this spring and appears poised to challenge for a state JC championship.

Both Hartwell and Peterson’s strong showings at the NorCals helped the CR women place a very impressive sixth out of 22 teams.

Brianna Green placed second in the 400m in a time of 57 seconds, her fastest time of the year, and will also advance to this week’s state meet, as will Addi Slaybaugh, who placed fourth in the javelin.

Other CR athletes advancing to week’s state championships include Chance Hefter, who qualified in the shot put, the hammer and the discus, as well as Daegan McClary, who qualified in the javelin.

The state meet gets under way on Friday.

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