Women's Track & Field: Sagehens Split At SCIAC Dual

Women's Track & Field: Sagehens Split At SCIAC Dual

LA VERNE, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Track & Field team came away with a split in their latest SCIAC dual meet on Saturday, defeating University of La Verne 87-72 and getting edged out by University of Redlands 107-52. The Sagehens saw two athletes put up personal bests and make top-10 program marks in two events.

"We knew we'd be close against La Verne, so to come out on top shows that our team came together to work together as a group," said Head Coach Kirk Reynolds. "We continue to improve, and I know our best efforts are still to come. I'm excited to watch us compete at our home invite, and then we have our third and final conference meet after that."

Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong had a great day on the field, taking second in the High Jump at 5-3.0 (1.60m), matching her personal best. She also set a personal best in the Javelin throw at 93-10 (28.61m), taking fourth at the event. She also finished first in the Triple Jump with a mark of 38-1.25 (11.61m).

Lauren Hamilton showed off her endurance as she competed in both the 1500m and 5000m race. She took second place in the 1500 at 4:55.74 and tied for first with Helen Guo in the 5000 at 18:12.94.

In the 3000 Meter Steeplechase, Madeleine Mount-Cors set the 10th-best time in Sagehens history with a mark of 12:31.96. She finished fourth in the race.

Tessa Fujisaki had a strong showing in the 400 Meter Dash, taking second at 60.11. In the 800 Meter run, Ariel Kivela finished third at 2:29.05.

In the 4x400 Meter Relay, Tessa Fujisaki, Sophie Richards, Kate Shimamoto, and Quin Fraley combined for a first place finish, clocking at 4:02.59. Their time was the seventh-fastest time in program history.

Up Next: The Sagehens will return home to Strehle Track next Saturday, April 6 for the Pomona-Pitzer Invite at 10:00 a.m.