Cox Leads Oxy Track Teams at Rossi Relays

Cox Leads Oxy Track Teams at Rossi Relays
By Alex Nieves
Sports Information

CLAREMONT — Senior Kevin Cox and the first-year duo of Kyle Dalton and Jeh Johnson highlighted the scattering of individual performances at a Rossi Relay meet dominated by team events.

Cox finished 10th in a competitive long jump field, tallying a jump of 21-10.25 feet on his first attempt of the competition. The mark was a career best for Cox off of a six-step approach. He and the other jumpers will move to a ten-step approach later in the season.

Dalton picked up where he left off last weekend, placing 12th in the 100 meter with a time of 11.17. He also added a solid third leg on the Tigers 4x400 A team, finishing with an estimated time of 50.3 in the first 4x400 of his collegiate career.

Coming in close behind his fellow first-year, Johnson snagged an 18th place finish in the 100 meter. Johnson crossed the line in 11.45, a time that should put him in contention for a spot on the squad's 4x100 relay.

Sophomore Rachael Hinkel was the highest individual finisher on the women's side, finishing 11th in the first 100 meter hurdle race of her campaign.

Seniors Ayana Foster and Julie Xu and junior Jenny Quilty joined Hinkle as the 4x400 claimed 10thplace with a time of 4:15.31.

The Tigers will compete in their first home meet of the season next weekend, hosting Pomona-Pitzer for the schools annual dual meet on Mar. 1.