SCIAC All-Conference Women's Track and Field

SCIAC All-Conference Women's Track and Field

The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced the 2017 Women's Track and Field All Conference awards as the leagues nine head coaches voted upon the Track Athlete of the Year, Field Athlete of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Coaching Staff of the Year and the Jennifer Stary Award. The All-SCIAC recipients were based on performances at the SCIAC Championships. 

Vaiva Palunas picked up Field Athlete of the Year honors after a dominant performance at the 2017 SCIAC Championships. She swept the throws claiming first in the hammer, discus and shot put.  This performance accounted for 30 individual points for the Athenas. She holds two SCIAC Championship records in the hammer and discus. Currently, she ranks 8th in the shot, 5th in the discus and 5th in the hammer nationally. 

Senior Maya Weigel from Pomona-Pitzer was named the Track Athlete of the Year after running a 4:22.83 in the 1500m at the SCIAC Championships to set a championship meet recrod, a SCIAC record, and a school record. That time puts her 10th all-time in Division III history and puts her second nationally this year. During the mult-duals she ran 4:41, 4:38 and 4:36 in the three 1500m races. She also ran 2:11.92 in the 800m, ninth on 2017 national list, and 16:28.94 in the 5000m first on the 2017 national list)

Newcomer of the Year honors went to freshman Kendall Guidetti from Cal Lutheran after setting a school record in the long jump at the SCIAC Championships with 5.75m which was good enough for first place in the event. That mark currently ranks her in the top ten nationally. She also was the leadoff leg for the third place 4x100 relay team. Finally she ran a personal best in the 100m of 12.45 and finished sixth in that event. 

Kaile Sauro was named the Jennifer Stary Character Award recipient as voted upon by her peers. The senior environmental analysis major (3.73 GPA) has the #3 all-time heptathlon mark in Pomona-Pitzer history. The team captain has PRs that include 200m (27.59), 800m (2:21.62), 100H (15.72), 400H (69.80), HJ (5-0.5), LJ (17-3), ShotPut (29-7), Javelin (95-0). 

Head Coach Glenn Stewart and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was named the Coaching Staff of the Year after a dominant 2017. The Athenas swept the dual meets and then posted 222 points at the SCIAC Championship besting the next team by 87 points. The Athenas are currently ranked second in the May 2 USTFCCCA poll and look forward to multiple competitors at the Division III National Championships May 25-27 in Geneva, OH. 

2017 SCIAC Women's Track & Field Selections
Field Athlete of the Year: Vaiva Palunas, Sr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Track Athlete of the Year: Maya Weigel, Pomona-Pitzer 
Newcomer of the Year: Kendall Guidetti, Fr., Cal Lutheran 
Jennifer Stary Character Award:Kaile Sauro, Sr, Pomona-Pitzer 
Coaching Staff of the Year: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Head Coach, Glenn Stewart 

Women 100 Meter Dash    
1 Tyra Abraham JR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 11.91
2 Alison Smith SR Redlands 12.20
3 Emma Yudelevitch SO Occidental 12.33
Women 200 Meter Dash    
1 Tyra Abraham JR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 24.80
2 Emma Yudelevitch SO Occidental 24.90
3 Chyenne  FR Redlands 25.61
Women 400 Meter Dash      
1 Catherine Banobi SR Pomona-Pitzer 57.13
2 Carmen Mejia  SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 57.32
3 Carmen Sandoval SR La Verne 58.99
Women 800 Meter Run      
1 Carmen Mejia JR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 02:12.86
2 Anahy Covarrubias SO Whittier 02:15.33
3 Kaylee Jorgensen JR Redlands 02:17.25
Women 1500 Meter Run      
1 Maya Weigel SR Pomona-Pitzer 04:22.83
2 Bryn McKillop JR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 04:27.33
3 Julissa Tobias JR Whittier 04:34.78
Women 5000 Meter Run      
1 Roxanne Valle SO Occidental 17:59.06
2 Lauren Hamilton FR Pomona-Pitzer 18:02.01
3 Melissa Cerrillos SO La Verne 18:06.03
Women 10000 Meter Run      
1 Lauren Hamilton FR Pomona-Pitzer 37:42.97
2 Malea Martin SO Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 37:49.98
3 Lauren Stanislaw JR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 38:15.94
Women 100 Meter Hurdles     
1 Alison Smith SR Redlands 14.20
2 Jessica Fields FR Redlands 14.83
3 Catalina Lee Kim JR La Verne 14.85
Women 400 Meter Hurdles     
1 Isabelle Dunne JR Occidental 64.19
2 Jessica Fields FR Redlands 64.70
3 Sophie Richards FR Pomona-Pitzer 65.13
Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase    
1 Melissa Cerrillos SO La Verne 11:02.19
2 Abby Gardner SR Pomona-Pitzer 11:06.55
3 Aria Blumm SO Occidental 11:15.40
Women High Jump      
1 Vanessa Blanchard Jr Redlands 5-03.00
2 Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong FR Pomona-Pitzer  5-01.75
3 Kelsey Rouse SO Cal Lutheran 4-11.75
3 Cora Davies SO Cal Lutheran 4-11.75
Women Pole Vault      
1 Jacquelyn Desmond SO Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 11-10.50
2 Amanda Widen JR Redlands 11-06.50
3 Taylor Schulze SR La Verne 11-06.50
Women Long Jump      
1 Kendall Guidetti FR Cal Lutheran 18-10.50
2 Liz Lee SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
3 Prisca Diala JR Pomona-Pitzer 17-09.50
Women Triple Jump      
1 Catalina Lee Kim JR La Verne 36-11.50
2 Liz Lee SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 36-10.50
3 Michelle Lilly FR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Women Shot Put      
1 Vaiva Palunas SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 45-09.75
2 Reyna Ta'amu JR Redlands 42-10.25
3 Emily Bassett JR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 41-08.50
Women Discus Throw      
1 Vaiva Palunas SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 153-11
2 Emily Bassett JR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 130-01
3 Nicole Laliberte SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Women Hammer Throw      
1 Vaiva Palunas SR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 186-05
2 Emily Bassett JR Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 185-06
3 Nicole Laliberte R Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 161-02
Women Javelin Throw      
1 Sabrina Degnan SO Occidental 147-00
2 Jessica Finn JR Pomona-Pitzer 140-01
3 Alison Smith SR Redlands 119-07 
Women 4x100 Meter Relay     
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps     48.92
1) Liz Lee SR 2) Nirel Jones Mitchell  FR
3) Amanda Mell FR 4) Tyra Abraham  JR
2 La Verne     49.36
1) Alexandra Cormier JR 2) Catalina Lee Kim JR
3)  Dreama Gonzales  SO 4) Jade Griffin FR
3 Cal Lutheran     49.61
1) Kendall Guidetti  FR 2) Sarah Dearborn   FR
3) Emma King FR 4) Ana Cordoba  FR
Women 4x400 Meter Relay     
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps    3:58.83
1) Liz Lee SR 2) Geneva Ecola SO
3) Carmen Mejia SR 4) Tyra Abraham  JR
2 Occidental     04:01.35
1) Charlotte Cullip  SO 2) Onyekachi Nwabueze  SR
3) Amelia Ashley SO 4) Isabelle Dunne  JR
3 Redlands     04:03.27
1) Kaylee Jorgensen JR 2) Justine Keller  JR
3) Chyenne Kimble               FR 4) Kara Romani SO