Poets take out Chapman & Caltech at SCIAC No. 3

Poets take out Chapman & Caltech at SCIAC No. 3

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CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Whittier College Men's Track & Field team competed in their final conference dual meet of 2017 as they took out Chapman University (93-46) and Caltech (89-59).

During the meet, the Purple & Gold also took on Pomona-Pitzer (107-50) and La Verne (110-51). 

Julian Sandoval (El Monte, Calif.) won the 1500m with his season best posting a time of 3:57.49.  He was joined by Ruben Solorza (Whittier, Calif.) who took 5th (4:09.71).  William Howells (Webster Grove, MO) ran in the 5000 Meter and took 2nd with a PR of 15:31.58 and came up big in the 800 Meter finishing 5th with a time of 1:58.70.          

Craig Rogers finished in a close 3rd in the 110 Hurdles putting up a PR of 16.31, while Ray Ray Roberson (Albuquerque, NM) PR'd in the 400m placing 2nd overall(49.76).

In the 3000m Steeplechase KamRon Perry (San Jose, Calif.) posted a time of 10:28.38, which was good enough to put him 2nd overall, while Tanner Olsen (Murrieta, Calif.) finished 5th (10:53.02).  In the high-jump, Rogers and Roberson went 3-4 with marks of 1.80m and 1.75m, each respectively.       

This all coming before Miguel Redmond (San Jose, Calif.) posted the mark of the meet in the Pole Vault.  Redmond took 1st in the meet clearing 4.51m.  With this mark he now moves into the No. 1 Spot in the Whittier College Track & Field record books breaking a 55-Year Old school Record, which was 14-Feet, 7.75 Inches set by Billy Colbert back in 1962. 

In the field events, Andrew Jimenez (Tehachapi, Calif.) led the throwers posting a PR in Shot Put (3rd – 13.75m) and Hammer Throw (6th – 36.16m), while Gilbert Hernandez (Menifee, Calif.) hit a big PR in Discus (8th - 36.53m), which moves him to 8th in SCIAC

Whittier gets ready for the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Prelims, which will take place this Friday, April 28 at Pomona College.  The very next day are the SCIAC Championship Finals.