Braun, Dunne Lead Oxy at First SCIAC Dual Meet

Braun, Dunne Lead Oxy at First SCIAC Dual Meet

LOS ANGELESIsabelle Dunne and Melissa Braun led the Occidental women's track and field team to a 1-2 start to the SCIAC Dual-Meet season on Saturday, winning an event each.

Dunne, a sophomore from Cohasset, Mass., took first in the 400m hurdles, finishing in 65.26 seconds.

Braun, a first year from Santa Cruz, won the pole vault competition, clearing 11-feet-05.75 inches.

Oxy first year Emma Yudelevitch had another impressive day in the sprints, placing third in the 100m behind the SCIAC's all-time 1-2 in the event. Yudelevitch ran 12.64 behind second-place Tiahna Gillon (12.45) of La Verne and first place Tyra Abraham (12.12) of CMS.

Abraham has the SCIAC record at 11.93 and Gillon's second-best mark is 12.02. Oxy's Kristen Stuart holds the third-best time at 12.06 set in 2002.

Yudelevitch also placed fourth in the 200 behind Abraham, Gillon and CMS' Aiyanna Cammeron-Lewis, finishing in 26.15.

Scores:

Occidental 125, Chapman 26

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 113, Occidental 45

La Verne 91, Occidental 69

Season Impact: The Tigers start the Dual-Meet Season with a 1-2 record.

Oxy had a couple of standout performances in distance events.

Roxanne Valle, a first year from Azusa who was All-SCIAC and All-Region in cross country in the Fall, finished second in the 800m (2:19.55) and the 1500m (4:50.74).

Eva Townsend and Aria Blumm finished 1-2 in the 3000m steeplechase. Townsend won with a time of 12:03.72 and Blumm wasn't far behind her in 12:09.50.

Mel Devoney finished second in the 5k (18:57.90).

Next Meet: The Tigers are back in action on March 11 at the Oxy Distance Carnival. Oxy returns to SCIAC play at Pomona-Pitzer on April 2.

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