CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer women's track and field team hosted the All Comers Invitational at Strehle Track on Saturday, featuring several Division I, II, and III programs from across the state and a handful of unaffiliated athletes from around the world. Up against elite competition, the Sagehens proved they belong by securing top-10 finishes in seven individual events.
"We had a good home meet against some teams that we don't normally see, including some Division 1 and 2 teams," said Head Coach Krik Reynolds after the meet. "We had many promising results, and I'm excited to see the team head into SCIAC competition in a couple of weeks. We need to continue to work hard and continue to improve. We're doing a lot of work right now, and I know it'll pay off in our meets later in the season."
Helen Guo impressed in the one mile run, taking sixth place at 5:01.73, recording the second fastest mark in Sagehen History behind Maya Weigel's 4:55.40. Ariel Kivela excelled in the mid-distance, taking fourth in the 800-meter at 2:24.82.
Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong was the second-fastest finisher among Division III participants in the 100-meter hurdles, taking seventh overall at 15.39. She also placed third in the high jump, recording a mark of five feet and one inch. In the 400-meter hurdles, Katrina Dank finished seventh overall at 1:07.20.
In the throws, Jessica Finn took second place in the javelin, best among collegiate athletes, throwing 121 feet and five inches. She followed with an eighth-place finish in the hammer throw, recording a mark of 110 feet and three inches.
Up Next: The Sagehens will head across the street for the CMS Rossi Relays on Saturday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m.