Track and Field Gets Off To Encouraging Start At All-Comers Meet

Track and Field Gets Off To Encouraging Start At All-Comers Meet


Claremont, Calif. - Katie Barton (pictured) won the 400-meter hurdles to highlight a strong start to the 2012 Track and Field season on Saturday afternoon at the Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers Meet.

Barton finished with a time of 1:08.11 in the hurdles, while teammate Erin Delaria came in third in the event as well.

Kathleen Shea won her section of the mile race in a time of 5:34.90. Claire Brickson and Leslie Canter were third and fourth in the second section, with times of 5:37.26 and 5:40.96.

"I was extremely pleased by Katie Barton's intermediate hurdle race," said Pomona-Pitzer Head Coach Kirk Reynolds. "She was aggressive and clean through all her hurdles, and ran a great early-season time.

I was also impressed by Erin Delaria's pole vaulting as well as Kathleen Shea's mile mark. Kathleen's time is a top-10 mark. We don't often run the true mile, but she put herself on an all-time list with a great race after many months and years of injury, rehab and cross-training. Claire Brickson also ran a terrific 3000 meter race."

Grace Bialecki had a strong day on the jumps coming in sixth in the long jump (14-05.75) and fourth in the triple jump (31-10.75). Hanna Levin was also second in her section of the 100-meter hurdles (17.49), while ShaKayla Rouse was second in her section of the 100-meter dash (13.50). Dot Silverman was second in the second section of the 200-meter dash, and also ran in the top section of the 400 meters and finished fifth (1:02.54)

"We had lots of families and parents out during Family Weekend on campus, and it was great fun to host a meet on campus, said Reynolds. "We have a lot of work to still do, but we are forming a great team, and we're headed into the team-scored meets which will test our resolve. I'm very optimistic about our team chances."