Women's Track and Field: Pomona-Pitzer Splits At SCIAC Quad Meet With Win Over Caltech And Loss To Occidental

Women's Track and Field: Pomona-Pitzer Splits At SCIAC Quad Meet With Win Over Caltech And Loss To Occidental

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer women's track and field team defeated Caltech 141-7 and lost to Occidental 102-56 at the SCIAC Quad Meet on Saturday afternoon at Stehle Track.

Senior Rhea Jayachandran took first place in the 100 Meter Hurdles and finished third all-time in program history with a time of 15.10.

Senior Ailene Nguyen finished in fourth place in the 100 Meter Dash with a time of 12.65, took first in the long jump with a distance of 17-09.50 feet and took second in the Triple Jump at 34-09.50 feet. Junior Kaile Sauro came in second in the Long Jump at 17-00.75 feet.

Junior Cat Banobi took first place in the 400 Meter Dash and finished fifth all-time in program history with a time of 58.15. Banobi also finished in fourth place in the 200 Meter Dash clocking in at 26.99.

Junior Maya Weigel finished in first place in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:15.93 and also first in the 1,500 Meter Run at 4:41.13.

Sophomore Kristen Hernandez took third in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:27.44 and third in the 1,500 Meter Run clocking in at 4:58.39.

Sophomore Sheridan Harris finished in fourth place in the 400 Mater Hurldes as she finished with a time of 1:09.07.

The Sagehens took third and fourth in the 3,000 Meter Steeplechase as junior Abby Gardner finished at 12:13.84 and freshman Waylon Henggeler clocked in at 13:02.60.

Pomona-Pitzer took third in the 4x400 relay as the team of Banobi, Weigel, Harris and freshman Corinna Lee finished with a time of 4:04.36, which puts them 10th all-time in program history.

"We had a pretty good day," said Head Coach Kirk Reynolds. "We had a lot of highs, but also had some struggles here and there. I was very pleased to see Rhea run so well in the hurdles early in the meet. That set a great tone for the team, and Rhea actually banged the last hurdle, so I know she can go faster. Cat keeps on improving in her long sprint races, which is terrific. I was also pleased to see all three of our hammer throwers do well, and Eliza's 800 improvement was startlingly good. We're now looking to continue improving at our large home invite this coming weekend. Each year we have a lot of fun seeing all the athletes converge on our home facility."

The Sagehens next hit the track as they host the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m.