CLAREMONT — The Occidental College men's and women's track and field teams competed in their second of three SCIAC Multi-Dual meets this season on Saturday at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Both teams beat Caltech and lost to CMS.
On the women's side, senior team captain Deanna Dupuy (Newbury Park) lowered her personal best in the 1,500 meters by nearly 3 seconds, finishing in 4:50.69. Fellow distance runner Jenna Wong(Kaneohe, Hawaii) cruised her way to a wire-to-wire win in the 5000 (18:56.72).
Sophomore sprinter Jenny Quilty (Sheffield, Mass.) produced a pair of lifetime bests in both the 100 (12.86) and in the 200 (26.01). Jenny's 26.01 cracks the Oxy All-Time list, ranking her 10th.
Junior Ayana Foster (Oakland) also had a great day winning the 400 (59.80) on a windy day. Freshman hurdler Rachael Hinkel (Kapaa, Hawaii) broke her personal best in the 100 hurdles by a wide margin, lowering it from 16.29 to 15.95. Brooke Staton (Baltimore, Md.) had seasonal bests in both the long jump (17-4.75) and triple jump (34-6.25).
On the men's side, junior team captain Kevin Cox (Sedona, Ariz.) led the way with a win in the long jump (22-2.5) and a third-place finish in the 200 (22.41). Also in the 200, junior Charles Chisom(Palo Alto) lowered his best from 23.21 to 22.65 and senior Edmond O'Suji (Houston, Texas) followed closely behind in 22.80. Junior team captain Jonathan Padron (Kapolei, Hawaii) ran away with the 100 finishing with a solid mid-season mark of 10.72.
Jesse Wong (San Mateo) lowered his personal best as well as a first-place finish in the 400 meter hurdles with a 55.31. After battling a groin injury, sophomore Alex Nieves (Stevenson Ranch) ran 51.09, a solid opening mark in the 400.
A few Tigers will compete at the Cal/Nevada Championship meet hosted by UCSD this weekend. The rest of the team will have the weekend off.