P-P And CMS Track Compete At P-P Invitational

Dylan Madden PZ ’21 (second from left) runs the 400m dash April 7 in the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational at Strehle Track. Madden finished 35th overall in the 11-heat race.

The Pomona-Pitzer track and field team hosted the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational at Strehle Track April 7. The invitational saw 1,500 athletes from Division I, II, and III schools, NAIA programs, as well as some professional runners, participate. P-P and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps were among the many teams that competed, and both squads had notable finishes.

For the Athenas, Emily Bassett CM ’18 continued her record-setting year, breaking her own program record in the hammer throw by throwing 58.94 meters. She remains second in the country in Division III.

The CMS women also impressed in the 4×100 meter relay. Sabrine Griffith CM ’19, Danielle Honan CM ’21, Nirel JonesMitchell CM ’20, and Tyra Abraham SC ’18 finished in 46.82, breaking the program record and the SCIAC record, while also setting the top time in Division III this season.

The Stags were led by Michael Wagenveld CM ’19, who notched the highest Division III pole vault mark at the meet at 4.80 meters, good for the eighth-best mark in Division III this season.

The hosting Sagehens also enjoyed a solid day on their home track.

Danny Rosen PO ’20 posted the meet’s top Division III time in the 1500-meter run at 3:54.84, good for sixth in program history. In the 5000-meter run, Owen Woo PZ ’21 ran 14:58.53, another top time among the Division III athletes at the meet.

Meanwhile, Helen Guo PO ’20 continued to climb the P-P program leaderboard, as her 4:31.59 in the 1500 moved her to third in P-P history. On the field, Jessica Finn PO ’18 finished fifth overall at 38.88 meters in the javelin, another top mark for Division III athletes Saturday.

CMS and P-P will return to action Saturday, this time on the other side of Sixth Street, at a SCIAC Multi-Dual hosted by the Stags and Athenas.

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Hank Snowdon

Hank Snowdon CM '21 is an economics major with a data science sequence from Columbus, Ohio. He is currently a managing editor at TSL and previously served as sports editor.

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