Claremont, Calif. - Ailene Nguyen broke her own school record in the triple jump and Katie Barton (pictured) moved into second place in the 400-meter hurdles for the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Track and Field team at a SCIAC Quad meet hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. In the team scoring, Pomona-Pitzer defeated Caltech, 107-52, but fell to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 114-48.
Nguyen did four individual events, plus a relay, and set three personal bests (100 meters, 200 meters, triple jump), including increasing her own triple jump record to 36-11 3/4. In addition, she took second in the 100 meters at 12.58 (.08 off the lead), which is the No. 3 all-time Pomona-Pitzer mark, and took first in the 200 meters in 25.95 (winning by .05), which is the No. 5 all-time mark in Sagehen annals. She added another first-place finish in the long jump, with a distance of 17-9 3/4, winning by three-quarters of an inch.
Katie Barton took second in the 400-meter hurdles wtih a 63.67, which is her personal best and the second-best time in Pomona-Pitzer history. She also took part in the 4x400 relay with Isabelle Ambler, Stassja Sichko and Leslie Rice, clocking a strong season's best of 4:08.60. Individually, Rice came in second in the 400 with a 61.55, and Ambler was fourth in the 800 at 2:26.09.
The 4x100 relay team of Barton, Rice, Nguyen and Joyce Nimocks also finished in second, just .40 off the lead, with a time of 50.61.
Claire Brickson took second in a tough run in the 5000 meters on a hot, windy afternoon, clocking a 19:06.99. In the steeplechase, Kaya LeGrand (13:13.2) and Annie Niehaus (13:19.0) both set personal bests, and moved into seventh and eighth all-time at Pomona-Pitzer, respectively.
In the field events, Alex Oxborough-Yankus set a personal best of 127-7 in the hammer throw, which is the No. 7 all-time Pomona-Pitzer mark, to come in second. Erin Delaria was second in the pole vault at 10-4.75, and Ellen Yamasaki was third in the discus with a 97-9.
Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action next week when it competes in the CA/NV Championships.