Bakersfield, CA - A pair of Bakersfield College Track & Field student athletes have signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level. Thrower Jacob Whitby and sprinter Derek Crawford will be competing for California State University, Bakersfield this coming year.
Whitby (Stockdale HS) comes off back-to-back conference championships in the discuss this spring. This season he also added a conference title in the hammer. For all of his achievements over the course of his career as a Renegade he was honored with Renegade Athletic's Career Achievement Award this spring. He was also named the 2019 Co-Male Field Athlete of the year for the Western State Conference as well as First Team All-Conference in the shot put and hammer.
Crawford (Independence HS) recieved All-WSC Second Team honors as part of the 4x400 relay and All-WSC Honorable Mention in the 200m this past 2019 season.
California State Univeristy, Bakersfield is an NCAA Division I level school that competes in the Western Athletic Confernce (WAC).