Sialaris breaks two school records; Poets come up empty in SCIAC No. 2
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Whittier College women's track and field team took part in the second SCIAC event in 2012 hosted by Whittier College but came away empty despite strong improvements being made from many of the athletes.
Carolyn Newswanger ran well on the day with a 2nd place finish in the 100 racing to a 12.78 time and followed it up in the 200 with a time of 27.12 for a 6th place finish. Molly Litherland led for 3/4 of the race in the 800 to finish in 3rd place with a time of 2:21.36.
Rounding out the distance was senior Eva Aguilar who took home 4th place in her specialty of the 3000m Steeple Chase finishing with a time of 11:53.54.
When it comes to the throwing events you look towards one girl named Alyssa Sialaris. Her incredible work ethic keeps pushing her to greater performances. Coach Hogan states "there is no one else who works harder than her and that work added to her talents is paying huge dividends."
Sialaris had her greatest day thus far this year as she set two new school records and one personal best. She won three events and placed 2nd in a fourth. She started the day off with a 2nd place finish in the shot put as she threw 41' 8.25' followed by a PR mark of 142'1" in the discus.
But these marks weren't enough for her as she came out and broke the hammer and javelin records at Whittier College with marks of 157'6" and 135'5" breaking Cathy Burt's hammer record from 2002 and Gretchen Geiger's javelin record from 1989.
Burt has held the hammer record since 2002 with a mark of 148'8", while Geiger had a mark of 134'10" in the javelin since 1989.
Whittier continues to practice throughout Spring Break to begin preparing for the CA/NV Championships hosted by Claremont-M-S on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 with events beginning at 12pm.