Women's Track and Field: No. 21 Sagehens Win Seven Events at SCIAC Multi-Duals

Women's Track and Field: No. 21 Sagehens Win Seven Events at SCIAC Multi-Duals

LOS ANGELES, CA — Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong and Maya Weigel each won two events, Jessica Finn set one of the nation's top marks in the javelin, and the No. 21 Pomona-Pitzer Women's Track and Field team split at the second SCIAC Multi-Dual of the season.

Team Scores

Pomona-Pitzer 89, Cal Lutheran 74

Occidental 91, Pomona-Pitzer 72

From The Coach: "We came together as a team today to defeat Cal Lutheran in a close meet," said Head Coach Kirk Reynolds. "We also competed well against a strong Occidental team but came up short. I was pleased with the split on the day, and I was exceedingly pleased to see how well we persevered on a day when we had people going every which way, all day long, in multiple events."

"Our athletes really came through for the team today. We are now looking forward to competing in our huge home invite next weekend. Our athletes will do just one or two events to maximize their individual efforts against some great competition."

Freshman Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong had one the best days of her young career, winning two events at Occidental. She set the fourth best mark in Pomona-Pitzer history in the triple jump. Her leap of 36-2.25 won the event. 

Addo-Ashong also took home a win in the 100 meter hurdles. She came into the meet with no seed time in the event, automatically placing her in the second heat of the day. But her time of 15.71 bested all opponents and marked the ninth best time in program history. Addo-Ashong also tied for fourth high jump with a mark of 4-09.75.

Jessica Finn set a personal best and the fourth best mark in Pomona-Pitzer history in the javelin. Her mark of 141-03 won the event and set the second best mark in the nation this season.

Abby Gardner shined in the steeplechase. The senior won with a time of 11:28.09, the second best time of her career and just six seconds off her school record. 

Cat Banobi won the 400 meter dash with a time of 59.71. She also took third in the 200 meter with a time of 26.42, the tenth best time in program history. 

Maya Weigel added a pair of wins for the Sagehens. The senior won the 1500 meter with a time of 4:38.78 and finished first in the 5000 meter with a time of 18:25.56. Freshman Helen Guo finished fourth in the 1500 meter with a time of 4:57.72. Freshman Lauren Hamilton finished fourth in the 5000 meter at 18.42.04.

Kaile Sauro finished second in the 800 meter with a time of 2:26.08. Guo finished fourth (2:30.70), and Sabrina Wilk took fifth (2:31.44). Sauro also finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles at 16.49.

Sophie Richards turned in a second place finish for the Sagehens in the 400 meter hurdles. The freshman finished with a time of 1:06.35.

The team of Amy Watt, Weigel, Sauro, and Banobi combined for a second place finish in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:10.52.

The Sagehens took two of the top-three spots in the long jump. Prisca Diala finished second (17-02.75), and Gianna Wu placed third (16-04.25). Diala also took second in the triple jump at 36-01.50.

Katherine Pelz took third in the discus with a throw of 115-10. She also finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 33-03.25.

Senior Cybele Kappos took third in the hammer throw at 117-10 and Pelz finished fourth at 116-01.

Next Meet: The Sagehens next host the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday, April 8 beginning at 10 a.m.