PCC Track's Millanponce Records State 12th Fastest 5,000 At CSULA Meet

Lancer Franceska Millanponce (black jersey) is one of the top state runners in the 5,000 meters, photo by Richard Quinton.
Lancer Franceska Millanponce (black jersey) is one of the top state runners in the 5,000 meters, photo by Richard Quinton.

At the Cal State Los Angeles Invitational held Friday, Pasadena City College women's track runner Franceska Millanponce ran seventh place in the 5,000 meters as her 19:24.79 time places her 12th currently in the state rankings for the event.

Teammate Ramina Padashi Fard was eighth in the race at 19:51.12 (18th in the state). 

At the Cal State Los Angeles Invitational, Pasadena City College women's track runner Franceska Millanponce ran seventh place in the 5,000 meters as her 19:24.79 time places her 12th currently in the state rankings for the event.

Teammate Ramina Padashi Fard placed eighth in the race and her 19:51.12 is now 18th in the state for the event.

At the Cerritos College Open held Feb. 23-24, Natalie Smith was third in the high jump at 1.42 meters and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.74). Millanponce placed fourth (11:27.27) and Padashi Fard fifth (11:32.57) in the 3,000 meters. Millanponce was 13th in the 1,500 (5:29.15) and Padashi Fard 14th (5:31.77). 

The PCC women's track and field team, directed by first-year head coach Innocent Egbunike, is scheduled to participate in the Occidental College Invitational on Friday, Mar. 10.