Redlands' Alison Smith And Pomona-Pitzer's Maya Weigel Win National Titles

Redlands' Alison Smith And Pomona-Pitzer's Maya Weigel Win National Titles

GENOVA, Ohio – Senior Alison Smith from Redlands and Maya Weigel from Pomona Pitzer led a large group of SCIAC student-athletes on day three of the NCAA Track & Field National Championships by each earning a national title on Saturday.

Smith won the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 13.98.

Weigel won the 5000m in 16:34.08, by seven seconds.  

In the final team standings, CMS took eighth for the women (26 points). On the men’s side, Occidental was the top SCIAC team in the standings at 20th (13 points).

CMS took second and fifth in the women’s hammer throw finals as junior Emily Bassett took second with a throw of 192-00 and Vaiva Palunas was fifth (183-01), respectively. Teammate Nicole Laliberte just missed the finals, placing 11th.  

Carmen Mejia, a senior from CMS, took second in the women’s 800m finals in a time of 2:08.02.

CMS’ Cam Van placed fourth in the finals of the men’s triple jump with a jump of 48-04.00. Joshua Sealand finished the final day just as strong as he did the first two days, placing fourth overall in the men’s 1500m (3:54.08). Sealand also place eighth in the men’s 800m (1:52.40) earning one more point for his team.  

Tyra Abraham (CMS) placed fourth in the women’s 100m finals in a tight race with a time of 11.75. She also took eighth in the 200m (24.47).  

In the men’s hammer throw, La Verne’s Andrew Carrasco took fifth overall with a throw of 187-09.

Daniel Rosen picked up one point for Pomona-Pitzer in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase, placing eighth in a time of 9:16.28.  

Pomona-Pitzer also got a point on the men’s side from sophomore Andy Reischling who placed eighth in the 5000m.  

In the men’s 4x400 relay, Occidental’s team of Gabriel Barrett-Jackson, Caldwell Biddle, Hugh Pegan and Jeh Johnson placed third overall. Their 4x100m relay team of Johnson, Pegan, Keane Collins and Kyle Dalton took sixth in the finals.

Redlands women’s 4x100m relay team of Kara Romani, Chyenne Kimble, Jasmine Ramos and Smith, placed eighth in the finals (48:09).

Bryn McKillop from CMS just missed the finals in the women’s 150m, placing ninth overall (4:37.58). She also took 15th in the 5000m.  

View complete results and standings here: http://www.ncaa.com/2017-diii-track-and-field-results