Whittier drops both matchups in SCIAC dual meet; Sialaris takes home 1st place in all throwing events
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CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Whittier College women's track & field team competed in their first SCIAC dual meet of 2012 and came away with two losses falling 120-38 to Claremont-M-S and then 93-63 to Pomona-Pitzer.
Despite losing both matches the women had a good showing.
Carolyn Newswanger led the women off with a 3rd place finish in the 100 with a time of went 12.78, while Mary Brzezinski took 6th in the 200 at 27.95 and then 4th in the Long Jump with a 15' 6.25 mark.
Molly Litherland ran a great race in the 800 going 2:20.47 for a 3rd place showing. Then Christine Verduzco went 5:05.86 for a 7th place finish in the 1500m followed by Adrianna Davideck who finished 4th in the 5000m with a time of 18:53.67.
Eva Aguilar ran hard to a 11:54.0 time and a 3rd place finish in the 3000 SteepleChase and Jaclynn Eck went 70.89 in the 400 Hurdles for 5th. Claudia Munoz had a huge PR in the shot put improving from a 28' 9" to a 31'8.5".
But once again the leading performer of the day was Alyssa Sialaris who took home 1st place honors in all four throwing events, while resetting her shot put record from 41' 7.25 to 43' 5". She also went 129' 5" in the Discus, 146' 8" in the hammer which puts her at No. 2 all time in the Whittier College record books, and then finished her day off with a throw of 119' 8" in the Javelin.
After week one Sialaris is now leading the nation in all four throws. Others with national rankings are Litherland at No. 3 in the 800, Aguilar in the 3000 SteepleChase at No. 4, Newswanger in the 100 at No. 5, and Brzezinski in the Long Jump at No. 10.
Scores were as follows:
CMS 120 WC 38
PP 93 WC 63
The Poets return to action this Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10 as they travel to CSU Fullerton to take part in the Ben Brown Invitational which includes numerous Div. I programs.