Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) student-athletes highlight day two action at the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in La Crosse, Wis.
With one day of championship action still to take place, Pomona-Pitzer leads the SCIAC's men's team in scoring and is tied for 17th overall with five points, while Occidental is tied for 28th overall with 2.5 points.
Redlands leads the conference representatives with seven points on the women's side, and has a share of 16th place overall. The Sagehens are tied for 29th overall with three points heading into Saturday.
In the finals of the high jump, Austin DeWitz registered a sixth place mark of 6-09.00 to pick up 2.50 points for Occidental and garner All-American honors in the process.
In the prelims of the 100-meter dash, Redlands' Luke Bohlinger qualified for finals on Saturday as he registered a time of 10.86.
The prelims of the 800-meter run saw Tucker Cargile of Redlands and Carter Floyd of Pomona-Pitzer stake respective times of 1:51.90 and 1:55.15, but neither qualified for the finals.
In the finals of the shot put, Reyna Ta'amu of Redlands placed fourth overall with a heave of 47-03.00 to place fourth overall, earn All-American honors, and notch five points for the Bulldogs.
In the heptathlon, Chyenne Kimble of Redlands scored 715 points with a top mark of 18-02.50, added 305 points with a throw of 68-05 in the javelin, and picked up 691 points by running a time of 2:30.15 in the 800-meter run portion of the event. Kimble amassed 4566 points for the seven events to finish seventh overall and secure two points in the team standings for the Bulldogs.
Cal Lutheran's Kelsey Rouse also completed heptathlon action on Friday and placed ninth overall in the high jump (626), added 382 points with a throw of 82-01 in the javelin, and logged a time of 2:43.10 in the 800-meter jaunt for 538 points. She finished with 4010 combined points to place 20th overall.
In the prelims of the 100-meter hurdles, Jessica Fields of Redlands qualified for the finals with a time of 14.60, while La Verne's Catalina Lee Kim narrowly missed advancing to the finals after clocking a time of 14.81. Sabrine Griffith of CMS also ran the race and finished with a time of 15.27.
The Athenas had a pair of runners compete in the prelims of the 100-meter dash as Tyra Abraham, and Nirel JonesMitchell secured times of 12.05 and 12.70 respectively. Abraham posted the fastest time of the preliminaries.
Jada Newkirk of Occidental also qualified for tomorrow's finals with a time of 12.51, while Tigers' teammates LaShauna Porter (12.65) and Emma Yudelevitch (12.82) did not advance. Kimble also ran the event and clocked a time of 12.74 but did not qualify for the finals.