Sierra’s Napeñas 11th at State Track and field meet

Jasmine Napenas

Sierra College distance runner Jasmine Napeñas finished 11th in the 10,000 meter run at the CCCAA State Track and Field meet on May 18.

A Wheatland High grad, Napeñas is the first Wolverine track athlete to qualify for the state meet in the program's brief, two-year history. She ran 43:54.93 at the state meet.

"She didn't run a personal best, but she competed hard and ended her career on a positive note," said Sierra head coach Laura Harmon. "She represented Sierra really well."

Napeñas clocked a time of 42:05 at the NorCal finals to finish in fifth place and secure her spot at the state meet. She finished her career as a two-time state cross-country qualifier, a NorCal 1,500 meter and 5,000 meter qualifier and finished second in Big 8 Conference 5k event. Napeñas will transfer to Hawaii Pacific University next fall.

Story by Scott Johnston, photo by David Sanborn