Women's Track & Field: Addo-Ashong, Linkus Post Top Marks in Nation

Women's Track & Field: Addo-Ashong, Linkus Post Top Marks in Nation

REDLANDS, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Track and Field Team competed at the Redlands Invitational on Friday, as several individuals set notable marks that are ranked among the nation's best.

"I continue to be impressed by our team," said Head Coach Kirk Reynolds. "We competed well, and we're heading into the heart of the season. Meets like this show us what we're capable of, and I'm excited for our upcoming SCIAC meets, plus our own big invite in early April."

Rosie Linkus had a phenomenal performance in the 800 Meter Run, clocking at 2:15.62 for a first-place finish. Her time was fourth-fastest time in program history and is currently third in the nation. In the other distance event, Lauren Hamilton crossed in first place in the 3000 Meter Run, clocking at 10:46.05.

In the short distance events, Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong reached the nation's top marks in the 100 Meter Hurdles, posting the second-best time in the nation at 15.17 seconds for a third place finish. Sophie Richards had the third-best mark in the nation at 15.18, finished fourth in the 100 Hurdles.  Gianna Wu competed in the 100 Meter Dash, taking 15th with a time of 13.05 seconds. Tessa Fujisaki finished 10th in the 200 Meter Dash at 27.21 seconds. Over at the 400 Hurdles, Lia Francis finished sixth at 1:08.72 while Lulu Pinczower finished right behind at 1:11.02.

Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong also shone in the Triple Jump, posting the fourth-best mark in the country at 36-7.5 (11.16m). She finished second at the event.

Up Next: The Sagehens will take a break before competing again on Saturday, March 30 for another SCIAC Multi-Dual against Occidental College, University of Redlands, University of La Verne, and Chapman University.