EAGLE ROCK, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Track & Field Program yielded strong results at the Oxy Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic, with four athletes breaking into the Top-10 in the program marks. Competing against athletes from Division I, II, III, and community colleges, the Oxy Distance Carnival provided valuable experience for the Sagehens.
"We competed so well!" said Head Coach Kirk Reynolds. "The team supported each other and competed with passion. We had a large number of personal bests that show we're on the right path. We need to continue to pursue opportunities to challenge ourselves, and big meets like this are the perfect venue for getting a bit uncomfortable - but persevering through tough spots, whether running, jumping, or throwing. I like what I'm seeing."
In the field events, Micaiah Palmer made program history in the Long Jump, posting the sixth-best mark in the Sagehens' record book at 17-4.75 (5.30m). She finished seventh overall in the event. Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong placed fifth overall in the Triple Jump at 35-1 (10.69m).
Addo-Ashong later finished second overall in the 100 Meter Hurdles at 15.25 seconds while Sophie Richards took fourth at 15.55. She later finished tied for 13th in the 400 Meter Dash at 1:01.78. Gianna Wu took 10th in the 100 Meter Dash at 12.89.
In the 800 Meter Run, Rosie Linkus entered the program record books, posting the ninth-best all-time at 2:18.34. She finished seventh overall at the event. Later in the 5000 Meter, Lauren Hamilton clocked in at 17:36.86, the fifth-best in program history, finishing 18th overall. Lila Cardillo followed in 27th place with a time of 17:52.65, the eighth-best time in program history.
Up Next: The Sagehens will travel to Redlands, CA for the Redlands Invite on Friday, March 15 ay 2:00 p.m.