Westmont’s Elysia Hodges and Santa Barbara City College’s Tristan Lake were awarded as Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week at Monday’s press luncheon.
The pair have much in common in that they are both track and field athletes that went to San Marcos High School. Now competing at the collegiate level, each turned in impressive performances last week as freshmen.
At a three-way meet at Fresno Pacific, Hodges broke the Westmont school record in the 200 while almost breaking her own record in the 400. Hodges’ new record in the 200 stands at 24.98 seconds. Both times make her an automatic qualifier for the NAIA Outdoor National Championships in May.
Hodges, along with Laurel Stormans, Hannah Jacobson and Amanda Chevalier also rewrote the school record in the 4×100, finishing second with a time of 48.77.
Lake posted a meet record at the Orange Coast Classic and just missed setting a SBCC school record in the 400 hurdles. Lake won the race in a record time of 53.70 seconds, a mere 0.31 seconds off the school record. It was the third-fastest community college time in the state this year.