Friday, May 12, 2017

SCIAC All-Conference Women's Track and Field

SCIAC All-Conference Women's Track and Field
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced the 2017 Women's Track and Field All Conference awards as the leagues nine head coaches voted upon the Track Athlete of the Year, Field Athlete of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Coaching Staff of the Year and the Jennifer Stary Award. The All-SCIAC recipients were based on performances at the SCIAC Championships. 
Vaiva Palunas picked up Field Athlete of the Year honors after a dominant performance at the 2017 SCIAC Championships. She swept the throws claiming first in the hammer, discus and shot put.  This performance accounted for 30 individual points for the Athenas. She holds two SCIAC Championship records in the hammer and discus. Currently, she ranks 8th in the shot, 5th in the discus and 5th in the hammer nationally.
Senior Maya Weigel from Pomona-Pitzer was named the Track Athlete of the Year after running a 4:22.83 in the 1500m at the SCIAC Championships to set a championship meet recrod, a SCIAC record, and a school record. That time puts her 10th all-time in Division III history and puts her second nationally this year. During the mult-duals she ran 4:41, 4:38 and 4:36 in the three 1500m races. She also ran 2:11.92 in the 800m, ninth on 2017 national list, and 16:28.94 in the 5000m first on the 2017 national list)
Newcomer of the Year honors went to freshman Kendall Guidetti from Cal Lutheran after setting a school record in the long jump at the SCIAC Championships with 5.75m which was good enough for first place in the event. That mark currently ranks her in the top ten nationally. She also was the leadoff leg for the third place 4x100 relay team. Finally she ran a personal best in the 100m of 12.45 and finished sixth in that event. 
Kaile Sauro was named the Jennifer Stary Character Award recipient as voted upon by her peers. The senior environmental analysis major (3.73 GPA) has the #3 all-time heptathlon mark in Pomona-Pitzer history. The team captain has PRs that include 200m (27.59), 800m (2:21.62), 100H (15.72), 400H (69.80), HJ (5-0.5), LJ (17-3), ShotPut (29-7), Javelin (95-0).
Head Coach Glenn Stewart and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was named the Coaching Staff of the Year after a dominant 2017. The Athenas swept the dual meets and then posted 222 points at the SCIAC Championship besting the next team by 87 points. The Athenas are currently ranked second in the May 2 USTFCCCA poll and look forward to multiple competitors at the Division III National Championships May 25-27 in Geneva, OH.
2017 SCIAC Women's Track & Field Selections
Field Athlete of the Year: Vaiva Palunas, Sr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Track Athlete of the Year: Maya Weigel, Pomona-Pitzer
Newcomer of the Year: Kendall Guidetti, Fr., Cal Lutheran
Jennifer Stary Character Award:Kaile Sauro, Sr, Pomona-Pitzer
Coaching Staff of the Year: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Head Coach, Glenn Stewart

Women 100 Meter Dash  
1 Tyra AbrahamJRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps11.91
2 Alison SmithSRRedlands12.20
3 Emma YudelevitchSOOccidental12.33
Women 200 Meter Dash  
1 Tyra AbrahamJRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps24.80
2 Emma YudelevitchSOOccidental24.90
3 Chyenne FRRedlands25.61
Women 400 Meter Dash   
1 Catherine BanobiSRPomona-Pitzer57.13
2 Carmen Mejia SRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps57.32
3 Carmen SandovalSRLa Verne58.99
Women 800 Meter Run   
1 Carmen MejiaJRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps02:12.86
2 Anahy CovarrubiasSOWhittier02:15.33
3 Kaylee JorgensenJRRedlands02:17.25
Women 1500 Meter Run   
1 Maya WeigelSRPomona-Pitzer04:22.83
2 Bryn McKillopJRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps04:27.33
3 Julissa TobiasJRWhittier04:34.78
Women 5000 Meter Run   
1 Roxanne ValleSOOccidental17:59.06
2 Lauren HamiltonFRPomona-Pitzer18:02.01
3 Melissa CerrillosSOLa Verne18:06.03
Women 10000 Meter Run   
1 Lauren HamiltonFRPomona-Pitzer37:42.97
2 Malea MartinSOClaremont-Mudd-Scripps37:49.98
3 Lauren StanislawJRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps38:15.94
Women 100 Meter Hurdles   
1 Alison SmithSRRedlands14.20
2 Jessica FieldsFRRedlands14.83
3 Catalina Lee KimJRLa Verne14.85
Women 400 Meter Hurdles   
1 Isabelle DunneJROccidental64.19
2 Jessica FieldsFRRedlands64.70
3 Sophie RichardsFRPomona-Pitzer65.13
Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase  
1 Melissa CerrillosSOLa Verne11:02.19
2 Abby GardnerSRPomona-Pitzer11:06.55
3 Aria BlummSOOccidental11:15.40
Women High Jump   
1 Vanessa BlanchardJrRedlands5-03.00
2 Vicky-Marie Addo-AshongFRPomona-Pitzer 5-01.75
3 Kelsey RouseSOCal Lutheran4-11.75
3 Cora DaviesSOCal Lutheran4-11.75
Women Pole Vault   
1 Jacquelyn DesmondSOClaremont-Mudd-Scripps11-10.50
2 Amanda WidenJRRedlands11-06.50
3 Taylor SchulzeSRLa Verne11-06.50
Women Long Jump   
1 Kendall GuidettiFRCal Lutheran18-10.50
2 Liz LeeSRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps18-03.25
3 Prisca DialaJRPomona-Pitzer17-09.50
Women Triple Jump   
1 Catalina Lee KimJRLa Verne36-11.50
2 Liz LeeSRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps36-10.50
3 Michelle LillyFRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps36-10.25
Women Shot Put   
1 Vaiva PalunasSRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps45-09.75
2 Reyna Ta'amuJRRedlands42-10.25
3 Emily BassettJRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps41-08.50
Women Discus Throw   
1 Vaiva PalunasSRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps153-11
2 Emily BassettJRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps130-01
3 Nicole LaliberteSRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps122-08
Women Hammer Throw   
1 Vaiva PalunasSRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps186-05
2 Emily BassettJRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps185-06
3 Nicole LaliberteRClaremont-Mudd-Scripps161-02
Women Javelin Throw   
1 Sabrina DegnanSOOccidental147-00
2 Jessica FinnJRPomona-Pitzer140-01
3 Alison SmithSRRedlands119-07 
Women 4x100 Meter Relay   
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  48.92
1) Liz LeeSR2) Nirel Jones Mitchell FR
3) Amanda MellFR4) Tyra Abraham JR
2 La Verne  49.36
1) Alexandra CormierJR2) Catalina Lee KimJR
3)  Dreama Gonzales SO4) Jade GriffinFR
3 Cal Lutheran  49.61
1) Kendall Guidetti FR2) Sarah Dearborn  FR
3) Emma KingFR4) Ana Cordoba FR
Women 4x400 Meter Relay   
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  3:58.83
1) Liz LeeSR2) Geneva EcolaSO
3) Carmen MejiaSR4) Tyra Abraham JR
2 Occidental  04:01.35
1) Charlotte Cullip SO2) Onyekachi Nwabueze SR
3) Amelia AshleySO4) Isabelle Dunne JR
3 Redlands  04:03.27
1) Kaylee JorgensenJR2) Justine Keller JR
3) Chyenne Kimble              FR4) Kara RomaniSO

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