Women's Track Sweeps SCIAC Dual 2

Women's Track Sweeps SCIAC Dual 2

CLAREMONTEmma Yudelevitch, Sabrina Degnan and the Occidental women's track and field team put together six program top 10 times and 29 seasonal or lifetime bests on their way to a pair of wins over Cal Lutheran 95-67 and Pomona-Pitzer 102-56 in SCIAC Dual # 2 on Saturday.

Season Impact: The Tigers improve to 3-2 overall and are contending for third place with just multi-dual competition against Redlands, Caltech and Whittier, and the SCIAC Championship meet remaining.

From the Coach: "Yesterday was one of the best team days for the women in recent memory," Oxy head coach Rob Bartlett said. "The entire team had an incredible day with every event group contributing to the team's success. To see so many young Tigers stepping up is hugely exciting for both this season and for the coming years."

Yudelevitch had four first-place finishes and two of Oxy's top 10 marks. She won the 100m (12.33 seconds) and the 200m (25.85 into 2.5 wind), and also ran a leg on Oxy's winning 4x100m (Rachel Cockburn, Yudelevitch, Rachael Hinkel and Onyekachi Nwabueze)  and 4x400m (Charlotte Cullip, Isabelle Dunne, Nwabueze and Yudelevitch) relay teams.

Yudelevitch's 100m time of 12.33 moves her up to 4th in program history and Oxy's 4x100 mark of 49.10 is third in program history.

Degnan, Oxy's standout thrower who's already eighth in the shot and fifth in the discus in Oxy history, had another big day with four podium finishes. She took first in the shot put (35-04), second in the discus (116-11), second in the javelin (126-01) and third in the hammer (121-06).

Degan's hammer moves her to third in school history and her javlin puts her in fourth.

Aria Blumm and Eva Townsend went 1-2 the 3,000m steeplechase, moving up to ninth (11:50.66) and 10th (11:54.82) in Oxy history.

Allison Kilday rounded out Oxy's new top 10 school marks with a 1:05.41 for third place in the 400m hudrles, moving her up to seventh all-time. Dunne, who's second in the event on Oxy's board, won the event (1:04.48).

Melissa Braun, Oxy's first year pole vaulter who's having an excellent rookie season, won the pole vault (10-11.5).

First year distance and cross country star Roxanne Valle finished second in the 800m (2:24.18) and 1500m (4:48.85), losing only to cross country and track All-American Maya Weigel of Pomona-Pitzer in both events.

Mel Devoney took fourth in the 1500m (5:01.75) and then followed it up with an easy win in the 5,000m (20:21.82).

Next Meet: The Tigers are back at Pomona-Pitzer on April 9 for the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational.

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