SBVC Women’s Track & Field freshman Shanice Stewart (Rialto Wilmer Amina Carter) who finished 1st in the long jump, 2nd in the women's outdoor heptathlon, and 3rd in the 100m hurdles at the Track & Field State Finals, was named an All-American in each of those events.
The Track & Field State Finals were held at Cerritos College on May 18th and 19th, where Stewart was the only female participant at the State Finals for SBVC and collected the first individual state title in program history. 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.
Stewart won the SoCal title in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.93 at the San Diego Mesa on May 12 and finished second with a time of 14.71 at the Foothill/Pacific Coast Conference Finals at San Diego Mesa on April 21. She finished 0.01 seconds behind the Conference Champ from Southwestern. Stewart won the Foothill/Pacific Coast Conference title in the long jump at the Conference Finals with a distance of 5.97 meters on April 21 and won the SoCal title with a distance of 6.02 meters on May 12.
The SBVC Women’s Track & Field team finished 15th at the SoCal Finals with a total of 26 points, the SoCal Champion, Cerritos, won with 75 points. All of SBVC’s total points at the SoCal Finals were as a result of Stewart’s first place finish in the 100 meter hurdles, first place finish in the long jump, and third place finish in the women’s heptathlon. SBVC finished sixth at the Conference Finals with 57 points. Stewart scored 39 points, representing 68% of the SBVC team points scored.