SBVC Women’s Track & Field freshman Shanice Stewart (Rialto Wilmer Amina Carter) collected the first individual state title in program history at the State Finals at Cerritos College May 18 and 19. She secured the championship and a number three ranking nationally in the long jump with a leap of 5.58 meters (just over 18 feet) and she also compiled the most points at the state finals with 24.
Stewart had already collected the school record in the women’s heptathlon, the javelin, and the 100 meter hurdles, in addition, grabbing the top five in the shot put, high jump, and long jump, all earlier in the year. The women's outdoor heptathlon consisted of the following seven events, with the first four contested on the first day, and the remaining three on day two: 100 meter hurdles (1st Place 14.24), High jump (1st Place 1.65m, (5’05”)), Shot put (2nd Place 11.15m, (36’07”)), 200 meter dash (3rd Place 25.44), Long jump (1st Place 5.68m, (18’07.75”)), Javelin throw (6th Place 29.95m, (98’03”)), and 800 meter run (9th Place 2:42.57).
Stewart finished third at the state finals in the 100 meter hurdles, independent of the women’s heptathlon, with a time of 14.16 and finished second in the women's outdoor heptathlon with a score of 4965, only 226 points behind the champion from Golden West. She finished third at the SoCal Finals in the women’s heptathlon with 4605 points, which was 419 points behind the SoCal Champion from Golden West.
Stewart ended the year ranked number two nationally in the heptathlon and ranked fifth nationally in the 100 meter hurdles.