Nguyen Has Strong Debut In Track And Field's Opening Meet

Nguyen Has Strong Debut In Track And Field's Opening Meet

Claremont, Calif. - Freshman Ailene Nguyen (pictured) registered the fourth-best performances in Pomona-Pitzer history in three different events in her first collegiate competition at the Pomona-Pitzer All-Comer's Meet at Strehle Track on Saturday.

Nguyen ran the 100 meters in 12.73, long-jumped 17'3.25" and triple-jumped 35'10" to place in the fourth spot in all three events in Sagehen annals. She also ran the third leg of Pomona-Pitzer's 4x100 relay team, which came in third out of six.

Nguyen's 12.73 in the 100 meters was the fourth best time out of 52 competitors at the event, and second among four-year college participants (.04 behind La Verne's Nicole Cructhfield). Her long jump was second overall (first among college participants) and her triple jump was second to Amanda Hamilton of Cal Lutheran.

Isabelle Ambler and Stassja Sichko were third and fourth (tops among four-year college runners) in the 1000 meters with times of 3:08.71 and 3:09.60. Leslie Rice also came in seventh with a 3:23.47. Annie Lydens ran the mile in 5:18.22, the fastest time for four-year college competitors, while Claire Brickson was sixth with a 5:31.58.

Katie Barton broke 17 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles, coming in at 16.99, while Sydney Rupe was third in the 400-meter hurdles at 1:12.40. The 4x400 meter relay team of Barton, Ambler, Rachel Miller and Leslie Rice was second to Redlands with a 4:05.62.

Alex Oxborough-Yankus had a good start to the year in the throwing competitions, finishing third in the javelin (107'4") and fifth in the hammer (123'0"). Erin Delaria also tied for fifth in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet even. 

The Sagehens will be back in action next Saturday at the Rossi Relays, held at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.