Whittier set to make immediate impact in SCIAC Championships
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WHITTIER, Calif. - The women's track and field team will travel to Redlands on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, for the 2012 SCIAC Championships as the sixth seeded team at 1-6.
The Poets look to make a big jump in the standings on the final weekend of competition this spring despite having two non-conference meets left on their 2012 schedule.
The Poets feature several competitors who challenge for individual championships and/or all-conference honors. Whittier is led by junior Alyssa Sialaris who comes into the SCIAC Championships nationally ranked in the javelin, discus, and shot put. Entering into tomorrow's events she comes in ranked No. 1 in the discus and shot put, and No. 2 in the hammer throw and javelin.
Molly Litherland is expected to make a big jump in the 800m coming into the event with the seventh fastest time at 2:20.47. Eva Aguilar posts the second fastest Whittier time in the 5000m run at 18:51.14 and the third fastest time in SCIAC in the 3000m steeplechase at 11:27.95 looking to grab all-conference honors for the second straight year.
Christine Verduzco looks to impress as well as she enters the Championships nationally ranked in the 10000m, but comes in with one of the top 5000m times as well at 17:53.49.
The top six athletes in each event will earn All-SCIAC status.
Admission to the event is $5 for adults while children under 12 will be admitted free. All student/faculty/staff with a valid ID from any SCIAC institution will be admitted free of charge. All spectators are reminded that that no dogs or other pets are permitted in Ted Runner Stadium.
Parking at the dirt lot next to Ted Runner Stadium is free.
A complete schedule can be found here. Events are scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. each day.