Poets take sixth at SCIAC Championships
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REDLANDS, Calif. - The Whittier men's track and field team placed sixth at the 2012 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships and finished sixth in the overall standings.
The Poets totaled 46 points to finish in the sixth place in the SCIAC Rankings and were just a mere seven points away from the fifth place team in Cal Lutheran.
There were eight all conference performances on the tournament. Senior Brandon Wilcox finished very well with a 1st Place finish in the Shot put with a PR of 49' 3.25", a 2nd place finish in the discus, and a 4th place finish in the hammer for a total of 22 points.
Kimble Tillman had a strong showing in the 100m as he finished the prelims with a time of 10.57 and followed it up with a 10.6 performance to place 2nd and now owns the fifth fastest time in the nation.
Kevin Curbelo was his usual self with a 3rd place finish in the 400m and maintains his national ranking of No. 5. Alex Jungsten came up big in the 110H with a .25 second improvement to run a 14.87 placing 2nd and is now ranked No. 21 in the country.
Joshua Ehinger continued his great season with a 6th place finish in the 3000SC with a time of 9:55.18, while Idean Vandi had a huge PR of almost 4' to place 6th in the shot put with a throw of 42' 11.75".
Others who finished well in the Championships included Nanahene Djan who placed 11th in the 100m, Caleb Carillo in the 200 and 400, Kyle Feuerhelm and Nathaniel Smauley in the 1500, Hayden Schmidt in the 5000m, and the 4 x 100 relay team of Nanahene, Carillo, Sean Chatmon, and Antwon Chatmon who finished 6th.
Up next for Whittier is the Oxy Invitational, which will take place this coming Saturday on May 5 beginning at 10:00am before wrapping up their regular season schedule at CLSA Last Chance hosted by Cal State Los Angeles beginning at 10:00am as well.