March 3, 2012

Women's Track And Field Defeats Whittier, Falls To Redlands

Claremont, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Track and Field team fell 110-53 to Redlands, and defeated Whittier 93-63 at a SCIAC quad meet held at CMS on Saturday.

Alex Oxborough-Yankus (pictured) recorded the No. 9 all-time Pomona-Pitzer mark in the hammer, finishing fifth with a 108' 3" throw. She also had the No. 10 all-time PP mark in the javelin today, finishing second overall with a 112' 7" throw.

Oxborough-Yankus also came in second at the event in the discus (90' 9") while Ellen Yamasaki was fourth (84' 4").

In addition, Leslie Canter ran the third-fastest all-time PP mark in the steeplechase with a 12:11.8, and Natasha Block had the ninth-fastest in the event as well (13:34.8). Katie Barton ran the No. 10 all-time Pomona-Pitzer mark in the 100 hurdles with a 16.24, good for third place overall at the event.

ShaKayla Rouse came in fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 13.15, and Dot Silverman was third in the 400 meters with a 61.97.

Annie Lydens made her first appearance of the spring after off-season foot surgery and competed in the 1500, finishing second with a 4;57.53, just ahead of teammate Claire Brickson (4:59.06). Lydens finished second in the 5000 meters at last year's NCAA Division III Championships. Roxanne Cook and Kathleen Shea finished fifth and sixth to give the Sagehens four of the top six in the event.

"I thought we competed well in our first conference meet of the season," said Pomona-Pitzer head coach Kirk Reynolds. "We had some terrific marks, and all event areas contributed to our win over Whittier. I'm very happy with today's results."