Rouse Highlights Sagehen Performance At Oxy Quad Meet

Rouse Highlights Sagehen Performance At Oxy Quad Meet

Los Angeles, Calif. - ShaKayla Rouse broke the 13-second mark in the 100 meters for the first time in her career to highlight the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Track team's performance at the SCIAC Quad meet hosted by Occidental on Saturday.

Rouse's 12.96 placed her fifth among 21 competitors at the meet, while she also trimmed almost a full second off her best time in the 200 meters by running a 27.16.

Junior All-American Annie Lydens started to round back into form by finishing second in both the 1500 and the 5000 meters. Lydens was second in the country in the 5000 last year at the NCAA Division III Track and Field championships and finished third at the NCAA Division III Cross Country championships this fall, but had offseason foot surgery and is slowly coming back to full strength. Her 4:49.47 in the 1500 was her best time in that event this spring, while she ran the 5000 for the first time this season and clocked a 19:10.94, just four seconds off the lead.

Kathleen Shea also had a strong race in the 1500 by breaking the five-minute mark (4:59.14) for the first time ever, joining teammates Claire Brickson (4:57.06) and Roxanne Cook (4:57.12) to give the Sagehens four runners in the top 10.

Katie Barton clocked 16.06 in the 100-meter hurdles (fourth in the meet) to move into ninth place all-time on the PP top-10 lists, while Hanna Levin (16.92) ran under 17.00 for the first time ever. Barton was also second in the 400-meter hurdles with a 1:07.19. In the throws, Alex Oxborough-Yankus was third in the javelin (113'10") and fourth in the hammer (111'5").