Freshman De'Antae Williams used his first 100 meters to show why he was CIF State qualifier out of Seaside High School last spring. Running in lane one, Williams had his heat win virtually locked up 30 meters into the race. His winning time of 10.88 was the second fastest of all competitors in the meet and makes the frosh phenom the #17 performer in Hartnell College history after just one race. Although just the second weekend into the 2019 season, the mark stands as the second best in the enitre state for community college sprinters. Williams also anchored the 4x100 meter relay team to a time of 43.40 in the rain along with Tim Hunter, Shraee Harrison, and Isaiah Guerra. Harrison also enjoyed a fine first race on the track. His heat winning time in the 200 meters of 22.53 qualifies the freshman to the Northern California Championship in May. Guerra started his Hartnell career on Friday with his first javelin competition ever. He tossed the javelin 43.82m good for third overall. He also had a triple jump mark of 13.05m which placed second overall. Sophomore Nicholas Merillana lead the Panther distance squad in the 3000 meter run. He recorded a time of 9:08.60. Sophomore Wyatt Conner tossed the hammer nearly five meters further than he did as a freshman. He had a mark of 43.11 meters which surpasses the Northern California provisional mark.
The Panthers will host the Gary Shaw Multi-Event and 10k Qualifier on Monday and Tuesday, February 18-19.