LOS ANGELES — Sabrina Degnan highlighted a handful of outstanding performances for the Occidental women's track team in their annual dual-meet against Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.
Degnan, a sophomore thrower from Atascadero, won all four throwing events. She threw 35-04.5 in the shot, 110-06 in the discus, 127-08 in the hammer and 118-08 in the javelin.
The Oxy women beat the Pomona-Pitzer women 80-54, but Occidental lost the combined men's and women's score 140-29, giving Pomona-Pitzer the annual banner.
Cora Davies was impressive in the high jump, clearing 5-02.25 for the win, putting her at fifth all-time in Oxy history.
First year Nkese Jack won the 100m hurdles with a 15.77 just .07 shy of her lifetime personal best in her first collegiate meet. Sophomore Allison Kilday won the 300m hurdles, shattering her own meet record with a 46.03. It's the only time during the season that any Oxy athletes run the event, indicating that she's in great shape this early in the year.
Oxy sophomore sprinter Emma Yudelevitch won the 100m at 12.82 coming off of a really hard week of training. She also ran a leg on both of Oxy's winning relay teams. The 4x400m team of Onyekachi Nwabueze, Isabelle Dunne, Yudelevitch and Kilday ran 4:11.12 and the 4x100m team of Jack, Yudelevitch, LaShauna Porter and Nwabueze ran 50.53
"Across both teams the sprinters, jumpers, and throwers got the 2017 season off to a good start," Oxy head coach Rob Bartlett said. "Although we lost the banner to Pomona-Pitzer for the year, it's early in the season and there were also many positives for us to take away. There were also a lot of things we were able to identify that we need to work on and improve in the coming weeks. I'm looking forward to watching the team commit to putting those things right at practice this week."
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