Track and field finish in the Top 3

Both the men’s and women’s teams placed in high marks during the Central California Invitational.

Andi Basista, Sports Editor

Men’s and women’s track and field traveled north to Fresno, Calif. to compete in the Central California Invitational hosted by the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds. The Eagles continued with their successes, as the women secured the first place title by 149 points and the men earned third by 85 points.

The women’s relay, consisting of graduate student Emily Alvares, sophomore Abbey Buckley, graduate student Carissa Kalpakjanian and junior Rebekah Preston were the talk of the town as Biola broke the 2015 school record in the 4×100 meter with a brand new time of :47.36. Alvares also finished first in the 400-meter hurdles with a strong time of 1:01.96.

The men also showed up with solid marks on Saturday. Junior Mathias Davis took first place in the 400 meter, scoring 10 points for Biola with a time of 49.59. Freshman Chase Williams placed second at 10.95 during his 100 meter. Junior Brady DeHaven took third in the 500-meter, earning six points on a time of 14:38.13.

The Eagles are in a good position as they look to the Conference Championship later this season. As for now, Biola will return to the track in the Battle for LA Meet on Saturday, March 13 hosted by Azusa Pacific University. Time to be determined.

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