Degnan Wins Hammer, Javelin at SCIAC Day 1

Degnan Wins Hammer, Javelin at SCIAC Day 1

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CLAREMONT — Oxy star thrower Sabrina Degnan won the hammer and the javelin on Day 1 of the SCIAC Track and Field Championships at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday.

The senior from Atascadero threw 169 in the hammer for a dominating win and 129-05 in the javelin for 10 points in each event. She is expected to be one of the top SCIAC women's scorers at the competition. 

The hammer and javelin were two of a handful of events that were finals on Saturday, along with the 10,000m, 3,000m steeplechase, long jump and women's pole vault.

Melissa Braun was second in the pole vault for eight points with a clearance of 12-04.5. Paige Waters was fifth in the javelin with a best of 112-05 for five points.

LaShauna Porter also had big day for the Oxy women as the top qualifier in the 100m and 200m. Cora Davies qualified second in the 800m and Allison Kilday qualified third in the 400m hurdles.

All running events are final on Sunday.

For the Oxy men, Tyler Webb was the No. 2 qualifier in the 100m at 10.74 and the No. 6 qualifier in the 200m at 22.06. He came into the competition as the fastest 100m sprinter in the SCIAC this year with a time of 10.70 at the Rossi Relays. 

Austin DeWitz and Andrew McCall both qualified for the final in the 110m hurdles. DeWitz is the defending SCIAC Champion in the high jump competition that kicks off tomorrow. 

Jesse Nikora scored six points by finishing third in the javelin for the Oxy men with a best of 153-02 and Eric Looby finished third in the men's long jump with a leap of 22-03.5.

Both Oxy men's and women's teams came into the competition with a SCIAC dual meet record of 6-3, which accounts for 25 percent of the final conference standing. 75 percent is determined at the championship.

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