CLAREMONT, Calif. – It was another long and tiring weekend for the University of La Verne track and field teams at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday.
There were a staggering 17 heats of the women's 100-meter dash and you bet that some of the Lady Leopards had to wait before it was their time.
Ebony Williams performed well with a time of 12.64 seconds coming in nineteenth place overall. Nicole Crutchfield and Tiahna Gillion finished in a two-way tie for 23rd place overall with a time of 12.71 seconds.
Competing with a mix of unattached and upper-division athletes, Jasmin Gonzalez brought her A game and placed 12th overall in the 400 meter hurdles a 1:07.42.
La Verne got solid performances from the track, but more impressive results came from the field.
In the triple jump Lindsey Foster jumped a new personal record of 34-07.00 (10.54m) and placed 9th overall.
Deanna Doss and Jaclyn Castleberry continued to do great things in the shot put, discuss, and hammer throw.
Doss competed in a total of three events. The senior had a mark of 34-07.50 (10.55m) in the shot put, placing her 13th overall. In the discus she threw a mark of 126-07 (38.58m) for 10th place overall. In her third and final event, Doss powered her way to a 6th place finish with a mark of 161-06 (49.24m).
Doss's throwing partner Jaclyn Castlberry took 18th overall in the shot put with a toss of 33-09.25 (10.29m) and finished 9th overall in the discus with a toss of 130-04 (39.73m).
The men continued on with solid performances on the track and on the field.
All-American Chancise Watkins, who owns the fastest time in the 200 meters in Division III this year, won the event with a time of 21.45 seconds. In the 100, Watkins took 6th overall with a time of 10.85 seconds. Watkins continues to prove that he can run with the best at any level of competition.
Tanner Long showed why he is a top competitor on the track in the long and tiring 5000 meter race, finishing 3rd overall with a time of 15:14.40.
The men's 4x400 meter relay took 9th overall with a final time of 3:34.44.
The field performances continued to hold strong.
Jared Manke was back in action in the pole vault vaulting a mark of 13-11.25 (4.25m). Manke found himself in a three-way tie for 7th overall.
Triple Jumpers Jacob Lopez and Art Hinojosa finished 9th and 12th place overall, respectively. Lopez jumped a mark of 43-06.00 (13.26m) while Hinojosa was not too far behind with a leap of 41-10.50 (12.76m).
Chris Gura competed in the shot put and discus throw. In the shot put, Gura was in a two-way tie for 20th place a throw of 42-04.75 (12.92m). In the discus throw, Gura hurled a mark of 146-10 (44.75m).
Matt Reinbolz continues to grow as a freshman hammer thrower and finished with a pretty good performance. The freshman finished ninth overall, throwing a 149-11 (45.69m).
The Leopards will be back on the track and field next week as they compete in the last SCIAC Quad Meet of the season at Caltech on Saturday.Follow La Verne Athletics @ULV_Athletics Like La Verne Athletics on Facebook Sign up for our newsletter