College of the Redwoods

Hartwell wins state championship for CR, Peterson places second

Submitted photo – Hannah Hartwell on the podium after her state championship victory on Saturday.

The Corsairs capped an historic season in track and field with four top-two finishes at the state championships on Saturday, including Hannah Hartwell, who won a state championship in the women’s 5,000 meters.

According to head coach Reed Elmore, Hartwell is the first CR woman ever to win a state title in the sport.

The Carlsbad native finished in a time of 17  minutes 29 seconds and rounded out a huge individual day by also placing third in the 1,500m.

St. Bernard’s graduate Josie Peterson also had a big meet and placed second in the women’s javelin to cap a remarkable debut season in the event.

Peterson threw 39.43 meters.

Chance Hefter had two second-place finishes on the day, as both the CR men’s and women’s teams placed ninth in the team competitions.

Hefter was second in both the shot put (15.72m) and the hammer (50.18), as well as finishing fourth in the discus.

CR’s Addi Slaybaugh was seventh in the javelin, Brianna Green was eighth in the 400m and Daegan McClary was 12th in the men’s javelin.

“This was a great end to an historic season,” Elmore said.

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