Congratulations to Lovina Akauola, who won two events at the California Community College Athletic Association’s State Track and Field meet on Saturday at College of San Mateo. Lovina won the women’s shot put and discus competitions, besting the other state finalists in the process.
Lovina threw the shot 14.36 meters, or 47 feet, 11 1/4 inches to beat Sisilla Puaka of Cerritos College by exactly one meter. She then heaved the discus 42.28 meters (138 feet 1 inch) on her first throw and waited as others came close but never overtook her. She beat Imani Bierly of Yuba College by 0.13 meters (4 inches) to claim her second gold medal.
In addition, SCC’s Henry Sharoyan placed third in the men’s shot put, Amanda Rodriguez took fourth in the women’s 1,500 meters, and the men’s 4 x 400 relay placed eighth.
Congratulations to all Panthers on a job well done!