BREAKING: CMS Men’s Track Barred From Three Meets, Some Women To Miss One

The CMS men’s track and field team has been barred from competing in the first three meets of the season after alleged hazing activities, including an alleged naked assault in the Rains Center. (Lauryn Cravens • The Student Life)

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s track and field team has been barred from competing in the first three meets of the season and some members of the women’s team will be barred for one meet, CMS athletic director Terrance Tumey announced in an email to Claremont McKenna College students Monday.

Both the men’s and women’s teams were suspended Feb. 5 after alleged hazing incidents, including an alleged naked assault by members of the men’s team on a Pomona College student Feb. 3 at the Rains Center.

The women were reinstated Feb. 8, and the men are now allowed to resume practice as well, Tumey wrote.

The CMS Athletics conduct review process resulting in the competition bans is separate from the reviews being conducted by CMC, Harvey Mudd College, and Scripps College, he said.

“Although both teams will resume practices and meetings with coaches, conduct processes by our respective colleges continue and may result in disciplinary and educational sanctions for individuals as warranted,” Tumey wrote.

The men and some women will miss the Pomona-Pitzer All Comers meet Feb. 17, and the men will also be barred from CMS’ own Rossi Relays Feb. 24 and the SCIAC multi-dual meet March 3.

The men’s season will resume March 10 at the Occidental Distance and Sprint Carnival.

“We will work with both teams to renew a collective commitment to CMS Athletics’ core values both during and well beyond this period of reflection,” Tumey wrote.

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