Saturday, May 23, 2009

Merritt College Track and Field Honors Its 3 All Americans

On Thursday evening May 21, Merritt student-athletes Belal Mogaddedi, Mike Pyrtle and Ray Stewart were honored for their achievements in the 2009 track and field season. All three were named All American by the United States Community College Coaches Association.

Ray Stewart won the state title in the 110hh in a time of 13.83 while Mike Pyrtle just missed out on his own win in the 100m finishing a close 2nd at 10.37. Mogaddedi finished 4th in the pole vault at 15 feet 3 inches while enjoying success on both relays (4 x 100m/4 x 400m) and the open 400m.

Catch some of this season's action on youtube at

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Merritt College Soccer

If you are interested in trying out for the Merritt College Soccer Team, summer training begins June 23rd from 6:00pm-8:00pm. It will continue Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm through July. In August practices will be Monday-Friday. If you have any questions or need help getting registered at Merritt please e-mail me @

Friday, May 1, 2009

Men's Basketball All Conference Players

Sophomore: Matt Busch
6"5 - Forward
San Leandro High, Oakland, California

Sophomore: Kerel Mitchell
6"1 - Guard
Erasmus Hall High Brooklyn, New York
Kerel Mitchell was 4th in the state in 3pt percentage at 50%

Sophomore: Joe Powell
6"8 - Forward
Edison Academy Englewood, New Jersey
Joe Powell led the state in Rebounding with 13.6 rebounds per game!