Riverside City College will host the California Community College Athletic Association 2014 Southern California Track & Field Regional Prelims and Finals for the first time this Friday. The competition will take place in RCC’s historic Wheelock Stadium.
Athletes from 36 community colleges will compete on May 2 & 3, and May 9 & 10, making for two exciting weekends of track and field. Friday events begin at 1 p.m.; Saturday events start at 9 a.m.
Just this past weekend, the Riverside City College men's track and field team won its 8th straight Orange Empire conference championship, with the women’s team taking home its fourth straight title. The men’s team looks forward to winning their third consecutive Southern California championship after breaking the regional record last season with a total of 225 points, said RCC Athletic Director Derrick Johnson.
“This is an exciting time for RCC athletics. We want to thank our colleagues at the Orange Empire Conference and California Community College Athletic Association for supporting RCC as the venue for this prestigious competition,” Johnson added. “We have one of the finest facilities in Southern California and we plan to put on an exceptional event for the athletes and fans.”
Tickets are available at the gate at a cost of $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Riverside City College is located at 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92506. Wheelock Stadium is on lower campus adjacent to the multi-level parking structure and the Riverside Aquatics Complex.