CMS, P-P Runners Have Strong Showings At Rossi Relays
Hank Snowdon | March 1, 2018, 10:25 p.m.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps track and field teams hosted the 22nd annual Rossi Relays meet last Saturday at Burns Stadium, and both 5C teams enjoyed several impressive performances.
In the women’s events, CMS placed fifth out of 20 teams, while Sixth Street rival Pomona-Pitzer placed 15th. On the men’s side, the Sagehens finished fifth, while the Stags did not compete due to their temporary competition ban.
For the female Sagehens, one of their best results came from Jessica Finn PO ’18, who finished second in the javelin with a throw of 36.77 meters. Meanwhile, Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong PO ’20 finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdle race with a time of 15.50 seconds.
On the men’s side, the main highlight was Ethan Hardacre PO ’20, who beat all other collegiate athletes in long jump (6.91 meters) and triple jump (14.04 meters).
Distance was also a strength for the Sagehens, as the 4x800 meter relay team of Nate Gallatin PO ’19, Nick Vucovich PO ’18, Kellen Browning PO ’20, and Carter Floyd PO ’21 finished with a time of 7:57.12 to win the race. Andy Reischling PO ’19 clocked in at 8:29.58 in the 3000-meter race to finish as the fastest collegiate athlete.
The CMS women also enjoyed a strong afternoon. Their one first-place finish came in the 4x800 meter relay, as Olivia Gleason SC ’21, Kyleigh Mann CM ’18, Meghan Bobrowsky SC ’21 and Abigale Johnson SC ’21 finished with a time of 9:47.30. Amelia Otto Cutting HM ’20 also impressed, leaping 1.57 meters to place fourth in the high jump.
CMS and P-P will both race Saturday at the SCIAC Multi Dual meet at Occidental College.