Women's Athletes of the Week
Comets' Young last Women's AOTW of 2015-16
MAY 23, 2016 - Palomar College track & field weights specialist DeOndra Young has been selected as the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference's final Women's Athlete of the Week award winner for the 2015-16 academic year.
Young, a sophomore from Vista Murrieta High School, finished the 2016 season fifth on the National Community College Leaders List in the hammer throw with a 173-foot, 7-inch (52.92-meter) performance. That throw came in the Southern California Prelims two weeks ago in Lancaster.
Over the weekend, Young placed second in the event at the CCCAA State Championships hosted by San Diego Mesa College at Merrill Douglas Stadium, with a throw of 169 feet, 5 inches (51.66 meters). Destiny Mack-Talalemotu was the state champion with a throw of 174 feet, 10 inches (53.31 meters).
Young has signed a national letter of intent with NCAA Division I Long Beach State.
Honorable mention for the week that concluded on Sunday went to freshman discus thrower Sabrina Dozier from Cuyamaca College.
The Steele Canyon High School product finished in 12th place in the event at the State Championships with a performance of 116 feet, 0 inches (35.38 meters). Dozier's season best mark was 134 feet, 4 inches (40.95 meters).