Women's Track and Field: Sagehens Beat Whittier 119-30; Fall To Redlands 81.50-80.50

Women's Track and Field: Sagehens Beat Whittier 119-30; Fall To Redlands 81.50-80.50

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer women's track and field team defeated Whittier 119-30 and lost a heart breaker to Redlands 81.50-80.50 to start the season 1-1 in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.

Senior Maya Weigel won the 800 meter with the third best time in program history with a time of 2:14.79 and went on to win the 1500 meter run coming in with a time of 4:47.07.

Junior Abby Gardner took first place in the steeplechase with a personal record of 11:45.51, which is the third best time in program history.

Senior Ailene Nguyen finished in third place in the 100 meter dash as she finished with a time of 12.79 and also took first place in the long jump at 17.02 feet.

Junior Cat Banobi won the 400 meter dash with a time of 59.52 and came in second place in the 200 meter dash clocking in with a time of 26.68. Senior Rhea Jayachandran ran a time of 15.45 in the 100 meter hurdles to claim second place for the Sagehens.

The Pomona-Pitzer 4x400 meter relay took first place with the team of Banobi, sophomore Olivia Campbell, freshman Micaiah Palmer and Weigel finishing with a time of 4:06.26.

The Sagehens finished the day with a second and third place finish in the javelin throw with sophomore Jessica Finn coming in second place with a throw of 128.02 feet and senior Alice Timken coming in third with a throw of 112.01  feet.

"We competed hard," said Head Coach Kirk Reynolds. "We gave a good effort against both Redlands and Whittier, and we came up just short against Redlands. I was pleased with a lot of our performances, but we still need to realize how much better we can be. We're a good team, and I know we can show that in our upcoming SCIAC meets."

The Sagehens next take the track as they travel to the Occidental Distance Carnival and Sprint Fest at Eagle Rock on Friday, March 11th at 5:00 p.m.