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SCIAC Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1 Recap

SCIAC Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1 Recap

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After five events on the men's side and six events on the women's side scored, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) holds a lead on both sides following day one action of the 2019 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by CMS at the Burns Track Complex in Claremont, Calif. 

The Stags lead the men's team scoring with 76 points, followed by Pomona-Pitzer with 67 points, Redlands with 20, Occidental with 13, La Verne with 11, Whittier with four, California Lutheran wiht three and Chapman with one. 

On the women's side, the Athenas hold 72 points, followed by the Tigers (36), Bulldogs (31), Regals (30), Leopards (16), Sagehens and Poets with 15 each, Caltech (10) and Panthers nine. 

In the men's 10,000-meter run, Pomona-Pitzer finished 1-2-3 as Andy Reischling clocked a winning time of 31:17.40 to take home the gold medal. Teammates Daniel Hill and Hugo Ward finished second and third with respective times of 3:17.54 and 3:17.72. 

The Sagehens added a first and third place finish in the 3000-meter run as Daniel Rosen won the event in a time of 9:10.50, while Julian Degroot-Lutzner was third at 9:22.64. In second was CMS's Evan Hassman who notched a silver-medal time of 9:12.08. 

The long jump featured a winning leap of 22-10.00 by Redlands' MJ Wheeler, while the Stags' Eric Myers was second at 22-07.00. Bronze medal honors went to Occidental's Eric Lobby who posted a mark of 22-03.50. 

CMS finished first and second in the hammer throw as Michael Sill won the event with a toss of 163-05, while teammate Reese Peterson followed at 162-05. The Tigers' Jesse Nikora was third with a throw of 153-02. 

The Stags captured all three all-conference places in the javelin, led by Maxwell Knowles' sensational gold medal heave of 199-00. Jordan Venglass was second at 176-04, while Connor Schulz took third at 173-07. 

For the women, Pomona-Pitzer's Lauren Hamilton powered to a gold medal time of 37:30.05 in the 10,000-meter run, while CMS's Malea Martin was second with a time of 37:35.24. Caltech's Claire Hu was third with a time of 37:38.12. 

La Verne's Rachael Dela Cruz took top honors in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:12.02, while the Bulldogs' Ellie Ramsey was second in 11:13.40. Riley Harmon of the Athenas finished third in 11:15.01. 

In the field events, Jacquelyn Desmond of CMS was first in the pole vault with a tremendous clearance of 13-00.25. Melissa Braun of Occidental was second with a mark of 12-04.50, while Redlands' Claire Jamison followed in third with a clearance of 10-06.75. 

The long jump featured a gold medal performance from the Cal Lutheran's Kendall Guidetti who posted a leap of 19-00.75. Sabrine Griffith of the Athenas followed in second at 18-10.50, while the Leopards' Elizabeth Prevedello was third at 18-03.00. 

In the hammer throw, the Tigers' Sabrina Degnan notched a first place toss of 169-00, while Kathryn Gonzalez of Redlands was second with a throw of 155-06. Alexa Barnes of Cal Lutheran followed in third with a throw of 145-08. 

Degnan also won the javelin with a toss of 129-05, while Whittier's Jillian Weber picked up second place honors with a hurl of 121-02. Placing third in the event was Maija Girardi of Chapman with a mark of 117-07. 

The 2019 SCIAC Track & Field Championships conclude tomorrow beginning with the field events starting at 2 p.m. and the running events at 3:30 p.m. at the Burns Track Complex on the campus of CMS in Claremont, Calif.