Sialaris leads Poets in 2012 Pomona All Corners
CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Whittier College women's track & field team got things started in their 2012 campaign taking part in the Pomona All-Corners Meet Saturday morning, which included teams such as West Los Angeles, Redlands, Occidental, Citrus, Chapman, Caltech, and La Verne.
Junior transfer Alyssa Sialaris who just finished playing volleyball for the Poets this fall got her Whittier College track & field career off to a great start with a 3rd place finish in the Javelin, while taking home 1st place finishes in the Discus, Hammer, and Shot put shattering the record in the shotput by 2' with a throw of 41' 7.25". This record was previously held by Jackie Hentges in 1986 with a mark of 39' 7".
With these marks, Sialaris also entered the Whittier College Top 10 List in the discus and hammer coming in at No. 3 in the discus with a throw of 132' 1", and coming in at No. 3 in the hammer with a throw of 139' 11".
Sialaris was supported by three distance runners in the 3000m who also entered the Whittier College All-Time list. These individuals include juniorAdrianna Davideck who comes in at No. 4 with a time of 10:46.14, Christine Verduzco who comes in at No. 7 with a time of 10:48.28, and Eva Aguilar who rounds out the top 10 coming in at No. 9 with a time of 11:03.81.
Others who performed well at the All Corners included Molly Litherland who finished 4th in the 400m with a time of 62.14, Nicole Leon who placed 8th in the 400m with a time of 64.2, Mary Brzezinski who took 5th in the long jump with a mark of 15' 9",Claudia Munoz who placed 8th in the shot put and sisters Liana Pitman and Marissa Pitman who placed 8th and 10th in the Javelin, each respectively.
Whittier looks to build off this successful start as they compete at the Rossi Relays held at Claremont-M-S, Saturday, February 25 beginning at 12pm.