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Men's Track & Field Overview

Men's Track & Field Overview

2013-2014 – Season Highlights

  • 5th in Big 8 Conference

SRJC Men's Track and Field had a solid season that saw a number of all-time, top-ten, SRJC marks. The Decathlon Crew of Kasey Mancini, David Hernandez, Tucker Sprinkle, and Gideon Halpin had a great season, all landing onto the top ten list, Gideon 6th, Tucker 5th, David 3rd, and Kasey 2nd. Kasey Mancini finished his season at the JC State Meet, finishing 9th in the state with a score of 5896 points. Herbie Polk had a solid season finishing with a 10th all-time mark in a very deep 200 meter all-time list with a time of 21.90, and 8th on an even deeper list in the 100 meters with a time of 10.82. Herbie was also a part of the 9th all-time 4x100m relay team along with David Hernandez, Brandon Beck, and Alex Wilson with a time of 42.06. Max Metzger cracked the top ten at the 9th all-time mark in the Hammer Throw with a mark of 147' 2". Mikal Quitoriano and Nick Diaz hit the 10th and 5th all-time javelin throws in SRJC history. Mikal threw 166'2", while Nick threw 171'5". Nick Desoto did not make it on the very impressive top ten list for the discus (10th is 157'6"), but he did manage to qualify for the state meet, finishing 11th with a season best of 153'3". Cristain Nazerak finished his season in the 7th spot all-time at SRJC in the 10,000 meters with a time of 32:52.9. Cristain qualified for state as well, finishing 11th.

Program History

Santa Rosa Junior College Men's Track and Field is a team on the rise. With a new coaching staff, a new look, a new crop of local talent, and field looks to put its mark on the CCCAA.

Led by coaches David Wellman (Head Coach) Mike Wortman (Distance), Jan DeSoto (Throws), Cat Wagner (Sprints/Hurdles), Jim McCray (Pole Vault/High Jump), and Josh Codding (Hep/Dec), the Bear Cubs are beginning to return to the quality program it they once were. Following a rebuilding season, the Bear Cubs look to continue the momentum and be one of the top track and field programs in the state.

Our number one goal here at SRJC is to develop the student-athletes academically and physically so that they are able to transfer to a four-year university that allows them to flourish as a student and an athlete. We do this giving our athletes the one-on-one attention that young runners need to develop into top-tier college athletes. With this individualized focus, our athletes grow to be strong and consistent runners. SRJC track and field competes in the Big 8 Conference. This is arguably one of the most competitive conferences in the CCCAA system.

If you are interested in competing for SRJC Men's Track and Field, please contact coach David Wellman at