Six Women, Two Men Headed to Track Nationals

Six Women, Two Men Headed to Track Nationals

LOS ANGELES — The Occidental track and field team is sending eight athletes to the NCAA Division III National Championship meet that begins in La Crosse, Wis. this Thursday.

For the Oxy women, Jada Newkirk qualified and will compete in the 100m, 200m and long jump. She will be joined in the sprints by LaShauna Porter, who qualified in the 100m and 200m, Emma Yudelevitch in the 100m, and Isabelle Dunne in the 400m hurdles. Melissa Braun made the cut in the pole vault and Sabrina Degnan is going in the Javelin, rounding out the field of six members of the Oxy women's team.

On the men's side, Zach Greenleaf qualified in the pole vault and Austin DeWitz is going in the high jump.

The Tigers also had a number of athletes selected on the USTFCCCA All-West Region teams.

"We're proud of the Tigers that have been named to the West Region team for the 2018 track & field season," Oxy head coach Rob Bartlett said. "It's a fitting honor for a season's worth of hard work and dedication."

Men's All Region Performers

Brody Barkan Occidental West 1500 Meters
Caldwell Biddle Occidental West 4×400 Relay
Rio Chiba Occidental West 400 Meters
Austin DeWitz Occidental West High Jump
Zach Greenleaf Occidental West Pole Vault
Charles Marks Occidental West 400 Meters
Charles Marks Occidental West 4×400 Relay
Hugh Pegan Occidental West 200 Meters
Hugh Pegan Occidental West 4×400 Relay
Ethan Vu Occidental West 4×400 Relay
Tyler Webb Occidental West 100 Meters

Women's All Region Peformers

Melissa Braun Occidental West Pole Vault
Cora Davies Occidental West High Jump
Sabrina Degnan Occidental West Hammer
Sabrina Degnan Occidental West Javelin
Isabelle Dunne Occidental West 400 Meter Hurdles
Allison Kilday Occidental West 400 Meter Hurdles
Jada Newkirk Occidental West 100 Meters
Jada Newkirk Occidental West 200 Meters
Jada Newkirk Occidental West Long Jump
LaShauna Porter Occidental West 100 Meters
LaShauna Porter Occidental West 200 Meters
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