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Day 1 Recap: NCAA Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships

Day 1 Recap: NCAA Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships

> NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships

Several Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) student-athletes excel during day one action of the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in La Crosse, Wis. 

With several events still to take place, Pomona-Pitzer is the lone SCIAC team to score as a team so far as the Sagehens' men's team has notched five points, while the women's team has logged three points. Championship action resumes tomorrow morning. 

Men's Highlights

In the finals of the 10000-meter run, Pomona-Pitzer's Andy Reischling placed fourth overall and earned All-American honors with a time of 30:36.14 to earn five points for the Sagehens in the opening event of the championships. 

The finals of the long jump saw La Verne's Kyle Ambat notch a jump of 23-01.25 to place 15th overall. 

In the prelims of the 4x100-meter relay, Redlands' tandem of Domanick Murray, MJ Wheeler, Luke Bohlinger and Maliq Champion qualified for the finals with a time of 40.87. 

Bohlinger also qualified for the finals in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.07, while Thomas D'Anieri of CMS clinched a finals spot in the 3000-meter Steeplechase with a time of 9:18.54. Pomona-Pitzer's Daniel Rosen will also appear in the finals of the steeplechase after posting a time of 9:19.29. 

Women's Highlights

In the javelin throw, Jessica Finn of Pomona-Pitzer launched a toss of 136-01 to place sixth overall and score three points for the Sagehens, earning All-American honors in the process. Occidental's Sabrina Degnan added a throw of 127-01 in the event, but did not score, placing 13th overall. 

In the finals of the pole vault, Occidental's Melissa Braun, and Redlands' Amanda Widen each cleared 11-05.75 and tie for 14th place overall. 

CMS's Emily Bassett turned in a toss of 132-05 in the finals of the discus throw to finish 19th overall in the event. Jessica Iribe of Whittier clocked a time of 38:11.47 in the finals of the 10000-meter run and placed 15th overall. 

In the 110-meter hurdles of the heptathlon, Chyenne Kimble of Redlands won the event with a time of 14.56 and amassed 901 points. Cal Lutheran's Kelsey Rouse finished 18th overall with 673 points after clocking a time of 16.34. In the high jump portion of the heptathlon, Rouse added 701 points for the Regals and finished tied for third with a mark of 5-01.75. Kimble added 599 points following a jump of 4-10.25 and tied for 14th overall. Kimble secured 519 points in the shot put with a heave of 32-03.50 to place 14th. Rouse was 20th in the event with a throw of 27-07.25 for a total of 426 points. The 200-meter dash portion of the heptathlon saw Kimble race to a top time of 25.56 and haul in 836 points. Kimble leads the field with 2855 total points, while Rouse has collected 2464 thus far. 

The CMS 4x100-meter relay squad of Sabrine Griffith, Grace Pratt, Nirel JonesMitchell and Tyra Abraham powered to a finals qualifying time of 47.12. 

The Bulldogs' Jessica Fields qualified for the finals of the 400-meter hurdles after notching a time of 1:02.25. Abraham and LaShauna Porter of Occidental each qualified for the 200-meter dash after clocking respective times of 24.72 and 25.10 in the prelims on Thursday.