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CMS Women Extend Lead, Men’s Race Remains Tight in SCIAC Track and Field Championships after Day 1

CMS Women Extend Lead, Men’s Race Remains Tight in SCIAC Track and Field Championships after Day 1

After day one CMS built a healthy lead on the women’s side with 97 points. The next four spots are within four points of each other as Occidental is in second with 40.50, Redlands in third with 38, Cal Lutheran in fourth with 37.50 and Pomona-Pitzer in fifth with 37. La Verne picked up 19 points on the first day in sixth and Whittier is in seventh with four points.

In the women’s hammer throw CMS took the top three spots as Vaiva Palunas took first with 186-05, Emily Bassett second with 185-06 and Nicole Laliberte 161-02.  It was a repeat in the women’s discus throw as CMS once again took the top spots with Palunua (153-11), Bassett (130-01) and Laliberte (122-08).

In the women’s high jump Vanessa Blanchard from Redlands took the top spot with a mark of 5-03.75. Freshman Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong from Pomona-Pitzer took second with 5-01.75 while Cora Davis from Occidental  and Kesley Rouse from Cal Lutheran tied third with 4-11.75.  

In the pole vault Jacquelyn Desmond from CMS placed first with a mark of 12-06.00. Amanda Widen from Redlands took second with 11-07.75, while Taylor Schulze from La Verne took third.

In the long jump freshman Kendall Guidetti from Cal Lutheran took first with 18-10.50 while Liz Lee a sophomore from CMS took second with 18-03.25. Prisca Diala a junior from Pomona-Pitzer rounded out the podium with third at 17-09.50.

In the first of two final field events Melissa Cerrillos of La Verne took first in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:02.19. Abby Gardnder of Pomona-Pitzer took second with a time of 11:06.55 while Aria Blumm of Occidental took third in 11:15.40. Lauren Hamilton took first in the 10000 meter with a time of 37:42.97. Malea Martin and Lauren Stanislaw from CMS took second and third with times of 37:49.98 and 38:15.94 respectively.

The CMS men finished day with 53 points in first place. Occidental totaled 40 points on the day for second place while La Verne and Redlands tied in third with 39 points. Redlands earned 26 points on the first day for fifth place and Cal Lutheran is in sixth with 13. Chapman (10), Whittier (8) and Caltech (6) round out the rest of the teams.

In the men’s long jump senior Mitchell Bouldin from Chapman took first with a mark of 23-07.50 while Keane Collings from Occidental took second at 23-03.25. Wyatt Pannabecker from Redlands look third at 22-11.00.

Austin DeWitz from Occidental took first in the high jump at 6-09.00 while Cam Van of CMS finished second at 6-05.50. Maliq Champion of Redlands came in third with a mark of 6-03.50.

In discus Chris Gura from La Verne took first with a throw of 147-03. Reese Peterson from CMS took second with a mark for 140-06 while fellow freshman Tim Krasnoperov from Caltech finished third with a 135-09.

In the hammer throw La Verne claimed the top two spots as senior Andrew Carrasco came in first with a throw of 192-01 while Gura returned to the podium in second throwing a 169-07. Tyson Saena a freshman from CMS took third with a throw of 152-09.

In the men’s 10000 meter Jesse Joseph from CMS took first with a time of 31:36.92 while Austin Sankaran from Occidental took second in 31:50.89. Ruben Solorza from Whittier took third in 32:01.96. 

In the 3000 men’s steeplechase Pomona-Pitzer swept the podium as Daniel Rosen crossed the line first in 9:13.58, Parker Head in second at 9:34. 75 and Julian Degroot-Lut in third at 9:37.18. 

Day two begins tomorrow 2:00 p.m. with men's shot put, men's triple jump and women's javelin. Track events begin at 3:30 with the 4x100 meter relays.