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Kimumba takes 3rd and 4th in State sprints; Ochoa is fourth in discus

Maria Kimuma, a freshman from France, placed 3rd in the 400 and 4th in the 200. Her time of 56.50 in the 400 is No. 2 on SBCC's all-time list. (Photo by Scott Santella)
Maria Kimuma, a freshman from France, placed 3rd in the 400 and 4th in the 200. Her time of 56.50 in the 400 is No. 2 on SBCC's all-time list. (Photo by Scott Santella)

Marie Kimumba sprinted to third place in the 400 and fourth in the 200 on Saturday, leading SBCC to 11th place in the CCCAA Women's State Track & Field Championships at Bakersfield College.

Kimumba, a freshman from Stockholm, Sweden, clocked a personal-best 56.50 in the 400, the No. 2 time in SBCC history and just 0.56 seconds off the school record. Lenaya Griffin of Mt. SAC won the race in 55.74.

Kimumba was fourth in the 200 in 25.31 to earn her second All-American award.

Alana Ochoa, a sophomore from San Marcos High, took fourth in the discus with a heave of 41.99 meters (137-9) and was named All-American. Marie-Aime Cochet was sixth at 39.53m (129-8).

Christy Chavira finished 11th in the 5000 in 5:01.66.

The "Vaquero Four" racked up 19 points and placed 11th out of 39 schools. It was SBCC's highest state finish in decades.

Mt. SAC outdueled Cerritos for the team title, 169.5 to 152. Riverside was a distant third with 54 points.