Women's Track & Field: Six First Place Finishes Propel Sagehens To Meet Victory

Women's Track & Field: Six First Place Finishes Propel Sagehens To Meet Victory

CLAREMONT, CA. – Battling the rainy conditions at Strehle Track, the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Track & Field Team excelled in their conference meet of the season as they outscored Whittier College 92.5 to 64.5 and beat Caltech 103-40. The Sagehens produced strong results in most of the events, taking first place in six events.

"We competed very well," said Head Coach Kirk Reynolds. "Our top aim was to have each team member contribute to our overall team performance, and we did so very well. We weren't concerned with marks as much as individual placings today, and we came away with two team victories."

Quin Fraley continues her stellar performance in the young season, winning the 400 Meter Dash. She clocked in at 57.35 seconds, three seconds faster than the second-place finisher. It was the fifth-best mark in program history.

In the distance events, Rosie Linkus took first in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:22.26 while Genevieve DiBari placed second in the 1500 Meter at 4:59.64. Sophia West took fourth in the 1500 at 5:04.23. Over in the 5000 Meter, Lila Cardillo impressed with a first place finish, timing at 19:21.19.

The Sagehens swept the top-three in the 100 Meter Hurdles, with first year Phoebe Salowey taking the top at 15.50 seconds. Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong followed in second at 15.59 and Sophie Richards took third at 15.64.

In the 3000 Meter Steeplechase, Helen Guo finished atop at 11:53.63, while Madeleine Mount-Cors followed in second at 12:34.97. Anna Ponzio took fourth in the event at 12:45.51.

In the 4x100 Meter Relay, the Sagehens legged out to a first-place victory as Salowey, Fraley, Tessa Fujisaki, and Gianna Wu combined for a time of 49.47.

On the field, Addo-Ashong placed second in the High Jump at 4-9 (1.45m) while Micaiah Palmer took second in the Long Jump at 17-0.50 (5.19m). Gianna Wu placed third at 4.87m (15-11.75) and Amy Watt leapt to fourth at 15-7.50 (4.76m). Salowey legged out a second-place performance in the Triple Jump with a mark of 34-11 (10.64m) while Addo-Ashong took third at 34-9.5 (10.60m).

Addo-Ashong took a shot at throws, placing fourth in the Shot Put at 30-1.5 (9.18m) and third in the Javelin at 94-01 (28.67m).

Up Next: The Sagehens will compete again at the Occidental Spring Break Meet at Eagle Rock, California on Saturday, March 9 at 11:00 a.m.