Men's Track and Field opens SCIAC competition

Men's Track and Field opens SCIAC competition

LOS ANGELES — The University of La Verne track and field teams opened SCIAC competition with a multi-dual at Bill Henry Track at Occidental College on Saturday. The Leopards scored as a team against Pomona-Pitzer and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, and competed against Occidental and Chapman.

The La Verne women's squad went 1-1 with a win over Pomona-Pitzer and a loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The men's team fell to the Sagehens and Stags.

SCIAC Scoring: The competition counts in La Verne's dual meet record which makes up 25 percent of the overall SCIAC standings. The SCIAC Championship at the end of April determines the other 75 percent.

From the Coach: "We had a solid meet today with many fine performances. I was pleased with most of our performances and it was good to see us get a win in the men's 4x400m relay." said La Verne Head Coach Kevin Reid.

Top Performers: Catalina Lee Kim led the Leopards with a trio of wins in the 100m hurdles, the long jump, and the triple jump. She also anchored the women's 4x100 meter relay team and ran the first leg of the 4x400m relay.

Melissa Cerrillos earned a pair of top-three finishes taking second in the 800m and third in the 1500m. Cambria Serrano took second in the javelin and third in the shot put.

On the men's side, Joshua Francis scored wins in the 200m and 400m. He also anchored the 4x400m relay team that won the event with a time of 3:20.61.

Kyle Ambat scored second place finished in both the triple jump and the long jump.

Women's Event Winners

Karina Jimenez, 400m, 1:00.84

Catalina Lee Kim, 100m hurdles, 14.74

Catalina Lee Kim, long jump, 18-05.00

Catalina Lee Kim, triple jump, 37-07.25

Women's Podium Finishes

Melissa Cerrillos, 800m, 2:20.16 (2nd place)

Melissa Cerrillos, 1500m, 4:43.19 (3rd place)

4x100m Relay, 2nd place, 49.49 (Alexandra Cormier, Jade Griffin, Karina Jimenez, Catalina Lee Kim)

4x400m Relay, 4:11.64, 3rd place (Catalina Lee Kim, Karina Jimenez, Melissa Cerrillos, Jade Griffin)

Ebony Turner, high jump, 5-01.00 (3rd place)

Cambria Serrano, discus, 99-00 (3rd place)

Cambria Serrano, javelin, 116-05 (2nd place)

Women's Team Scores

La Verne 82, Pomona-Pitzer 69

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 122, La Verne 40

Men's Event Winners

Joshua Francis, 200m, 21.61

Joshua Francis, 400m, 49.12

4x400m Relay, 3:20.61 (Patrick Cornwell, Anthony Carter, Jeffrey Ouk, Joshua Francis)

Men's Podium Finishes

Nathan Bradley, 110m hurdles, 16.73 (3rd place)

4x100m Relay, 42.64, 3rd place (Jeffrey Ouk, Anthony Carter, Patrick Cornwell, Joshua Francis)

Anthony Hamilton, high jump, 6-00.75 (2nd place)

Kyle Ambat, long jump, 21-00.75 (2nd place)

Nicolas Freeman, long jump, 20-11.25 (3rd place)

Kyle Ambat, triple jump, 44-07.50 (2nd place)

Matthew Pedroza, shot put, 38-11.75 (3rd place)

Men's Team Scores

Pomona-Pitzer 103, La Verne 59

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 89, La Verne 74

Next Meet: The Leopards will be back in Eagle Rock next Saturday for the Oxy Sprint/Distance Classic. Some of La Vern's athletes will be in Orange County on March 10 competing at the Ben Brown Invitational.

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