Yudelevitch, Tigers Improve to 5-0

Yudelevitch, Tigers Improve to 5-0

LOS ANGELESEmma Yudelevitch and the Occidental women's track and field team continued its unbeated season, taking down Pomona-Pitzer, Chapman and Whittier in SCIAC Multi Dual competition on Saturday.

Yudelevitch, a sophomore from Tarzana, won the 100m, the 200m and ran a leg on Oxy's 4x100m second-place relay team. Her 100m time of 12.35 ranks second in the SCIAC this season and 14th in the nation. Her 25.29 in the 200m is 11th in the country and puts her at seventh on the all-time Oxy list in the event.

"Emma's ahead of where she was last season," Oxy head coach Rob Bartlett said. "We're excited to watch her progress as we get closer to championship meets."

Yudelevitch, who was the first woman left off the 100m NCAA Championship meet invite last season, is on pace to be competitive for a nationals tickets again this year.

Isabelle Dunne, a 400m hurdle specialist had a breakthrough performance for the season and should also be vying for an invite to the championships. She ran 63.63 on Saturday, putting her at No. 1 in the SCIAC and No. 9 in the country.

Dunne also split 58.9 on the 4x400m relay team with Charlotte Cullip, Onye Nwabueze and Amelia Ashley, helping the group run the 11th best time in the country this season at 4:00.79 for a win.

Ashley had the meet of her life, setting a personal record in the 400m at 61.46. In the 4x400m she was even better, splitting under 60 seconds for the first time in her career.

Sabrina Degnan scored 16 points, winning the shot put and hammer, and taking second in the discus and javelin.

Melissa Braun, the 2016 SCIAC runner up in the pole vault, took first in the competition on Saturday.

From the Coach: "As a coaching staff we're really proud of the whole team today," Oxy head coach Rob Bartlett said. "Across both teams we had a number of people step up and have career days. Nothing makes you happier as a coach when you see the team competing for each other. We're in a great spot for this part of the season, and have every reason to believe we're only getting better from here on in."

Season Impact: The Tigers are currently in first place in the SCIAC standings, improving to 5-0 in SCIAC Multi-Dual competition.

The SCIAC Multi-Duals account for 25 percent of the SCIAC standings with the remaining 75 percent scored at the SCIAC Championship meet.

Next Meet: The Tigers are back in action at the Pomona-Pitzer Invite on April 8.

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