CMS Notches 2019 SCIAC Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship Title

CMS Notches 2019 SCIAC Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship Title

SCIAC Championship Central

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) women's outdoor track & field team clinched the 2019 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championship title Sunday evening at the Burns Track Complex in Claremont, Calif. 

The SCIAC Champion is determined by a combination of Multi-Dual points earned during the regular season and the team's finish during the two-day SCIAC Championships. 

The Athenas, who claimed seven dual meet points during the regular season, added 24 points by winning the two-day championships to finish with 31 points overall. They were followed by Redlands which, after securing eight dual meet points, finished second with 29 points in the overall standings. Occidental placed third with 24 points overall highlighted by six dual meet points and 18 points from the SCIAC Championships. In fourth was Pomona-Pitzer with 20 combined points, followed by Whittier (16), La Verne (11), California Lutheran (9), Chapman (4), and Caltech (0). 

After the two-day SCIAC Championships CMS scored 150 points, followed by Redlands (147), Occidental (124), Pomona-Pitzer (100), Whittier (78), La Verne (77), Cal Lutheran (68), Chapman (19) and Caltech (17). 

In the 100-meter dash, LaShauna Porter of Occidental won gold with a time of 12.03, while Cal Lutheran's Kendall Guidetti (12.361) and Chyenne Kimble of Redlands (12.366) placed in second and third respectively. 

Porter also won the 200-meter sprint with a time of 24.75, ahead of Kimble and Jade Griffin of La Verne who clocked times of 25.15 and 25.35. 

The 400-meter dash featured a win by Griffin with a time of 57.24, while Pomona-Pitzer's Quin Fraley (57.59) and Whittier's Gabriella Torres Joubert (58.05) followed in second and third. 

Anahy Covarrubias of the Poets won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.31, while Rosie Linkus of the Sagehens and Desiree Cadena of the Bulldogs followed at 2:16.63 and 2:16.86 respectively. 

The 1500-meter jaunt saw CMS's Abby Johnson power to a top time of 4:39.81, followed in the silver spot by Melissa Cerrillos of the Leopards, and Genevieve DiBari of Pomona-Pitzer who notched respective times of 4:40.54 and 4:45.75. 

Pomona-Pitzer placed first and second in the 5000-meter race as Helen Guo (17:50.14) and Lauren Hamilton (17:55.10) led the field, followed in third by Malea Martin of the Athenas with a time of 18:04.70. 

In the 100-meter hurdles, Jessica Fields of Redlands claimed gold in the event with a time of 14:10, while Kimble followed at 14.27. Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong added a third place finish in 14.46. 

Fields set a new SCIAC Meet and SCIAC DIII record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 61.05, while Whittier's Elyse Espe (62.30) and the Tigers' Allison Kilday (62.78) took the silver and bronze in the event. 

The 4x100-meter relay saw the Bulldogs' quartet of Hannah Albrecht, Annick Bangou, Kimble and Courtney O'Neal power to a winning time of 47.23, while CMS's Sabrine Griffith, Aubrey Egerter, Amanda Mell and Grace Pratt finished second at 48.15. Occidental's Naomi Miyamoto, Emma Yudelevitch, Porter and Jada Newkirk took third place honors with a time of 48.25. 

Earning gold medal honors in the 4x400-meter relay was Whittier's tandem of Elizabeth Donnelly, Joubert, Tiazha Hogue and Espe (3:57.37), followed by Pomona-Pitzer's group of Tessa Fujisaki, Sophie Richards, Linkus and Fraley (4:00.04). La Verne's foursome of Griffin, Cerrillos, Jessica Portillo and Elizabeth Prevedello secured the bronze medal in the race (4:00.39). 

In the high jump, Addo-Ashong, Kelsey Rouse of Cal Lutheran, and Ebony Turner of La Verne placed first, second and third respectively as all three jumpers cleared 5-03.75. 

Addo-Ashong also won the triple jump with a leap of 38-07.75, followed by the Leopards' Micaela Krumweide (38-03.25) and Mell (37-11.50). 

In the shot put, Redlands' Reyna Ta'amu won the event with a toss of 48-00.00, followed by Occidental's Sabrina Degnan (38-08.75) and Vannessa Martinez of Whittier (38-03.50). 

The Regals' Alexa Barnes won the discus with a throw of 137-02, while Sabrina Van Beek of the Poets (132-10) and Kathryn Gonzalez of the Bulldogs (129-02) clinched silver and bronze in the event.