GENEVA, Ohio – Several SCIAC student-athletes competed on day one of the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships on Thursday at the SPIRE Institute.
On the men’s side, CMS’ Joshua Sealand earned the top qualifying time in the men’s 1500m (3:49.61).
Pomona-Pitzer’s Calvin Aylward placed sixed in the finals in the men’s javelin with a toss of 210-01.
Hugh Pegan from Occidental advanced to the finals in the men’s 200m with a time of 21.50.
In the men’s 3,000m steeplechase, freshman Daniel Rosen from Pomona-Pitzer qualified for the finals in a time of (9:18.71).
Occidental’s 4x100m relay team of Jeh Johnson, Pegan, Keane Collins and Kyle Dalton qualified for the finals (41.26). Their 4x400m relay team also qualified in a time of (3:12.66) which includes Gabriel Barrett-Jackson, Caldwell Biddle, Pegan and Johnson.
Competing in the preliminaries but not advancing to the finals in the men’s 400m hurdles from Redlands was Nick Burchett (55.05). Redlands men’s 4x100m relay missed out on the finals, placing 14th overall.
In the women’s heptathlon, senior Alison Smith from Redlands sits in third place with 2,820 points after four events.
The Redlands women’s 4x100m relay advanced to the finals in a time of 47.55.
In the preliminaries for the women’s track events, Tyra Abraham from CMS advanced to the finals in a time of 24.84. Bryn McKillop from CMS had the second-best time in the preliminaries in the 1500m with a 4:32.47.
Also competing on the day representing the SCIAC but missing out on the finals, were: Julissa Tobias from Whittier in the women’s 1500m and Melissa Cerrillos from La Verne in the 10,000m by just two spots.
In the women’s field events, Freshman Kendal Guidetti from Cal Lutheran competed in the women’s long jump.
CMS’ Vaiva Palunas competed in the women’s discus placing 20th.
Jessica Finn just missed out on the finals in the javelin for Pomona-Pitzer with a throw of 130-09.
Jacquelyn Desmond from CMS competed in the women’s pole vault finishing 19th overall (12-1.50).
View complete results here: http://results.deltatiming.com/ncaa/tf/2017-ncaa-d3-outdoor-championships#/2017-05-25.