The Vaqueros finished third in the men’s portion of the meet with 32 points. They won just two of the meet’s 17 events.
Bogatz, a Glendale High graduate, also won the 200 and closed out the meet by anchoring the final leg of the 4x400 relay team that helped the Vaqueros finish with 98 points and capture all four regular-season conference meets.
“I felt unfocused,” said Bogatz, who eclipsed her previous-best record of 11.98, set March 21 at the California relays at Cerritos College. “Some days you are ready, and some days you are not.
“Even being sick, I tried to drive and focus on the dash. I see where I have to be and make sure that my form has gotten better.”
Bogatz took the 200 (24.96) shortly after she teamed with Crescenta Valley High graduate Ashley Baucham, Janette Morfin and Melani Artoun-Livaskan to set the school mark in the 4x100 (47.91). Morfin, Justina Sadauskaite, Artoun-Livaskan and Bogatz finished the meet by winning the 4x400 relay with a season-best mark of 4 minutes 6.35 seconds.
Glendale college also got first-place efforts from Morfin in the 400 (59.48), Sadauskaite in the 800 (2:24.45), Katie Dunn in the 1,500 (4:49.69) and Zitlalic Ley in the 3,000 (10:42.83). Linda Ramos of Glendale college had personal-best efforts to take the 100 (16.01) and 400 (68.24).
“We are balanced and we are peaking,” Glendale college Coach Eddie Lopez said. “I like our chemistry as we get ready for the conference prelims and finals [in April].
“Samantha got outstanding balance and she’s working well with the others in the relays. It’s one of the best teams that we’ve had.”
Bakersfield College took second with 38.5 points, followed by Ventura College (37.5) and Citrus College (3).
Jonathan Alpizar and Crescenta Valley graduate Nathan Sellers each took one event for the Vaqueros in the men’s competition. Bakersfield won with 63.5 points, followed by Ventura (50.5), Glendale (32) and Citrus (19).
Alpizar won the 1,500 in a personal-best 4:03.37. Sellers took the 3,000 in a season-best 9:00.75.
“I went out hard on the first lap, and then one of the guys passed me,” Alpizar said. “I made it up in the last 100 meters because I felt like I had it in me to do that.
“We’ve been having tough workouts and I’m not going to be giving up.”
The Vaqueros competed without sprinter Shalom Montgomery. Lopez said Montgomery is nursing a knee injury he sustained at the California Relays.
The conference prelims will take place April 18 at Ventura College. The conference finals will be held April 25 at Bakersfield College.
?CHARLES RICH covers sports. He can be reached at (818) 637-3228 or email@example.com.