Track and field take multiple first place finishes

Men’s and women’s track and field competed in their first meet of the season at the Pomona-Pitzer Collegiate All-Comers.

Amanda Frese, Managing Editor

Men and women’s track and field competed at the Pomona-Pitzer Collegiate All-Comers, hosted by Pomona-Pitzer athletics, in their first campaign of the season. The men and women competed in the all day meet on Feb. 19, taking multiple first, second and third place finishes in 100 events. 


Senior sprinter and jumper Mathias Davis placed third in the men’s 400-meter finals, recording a finishing time of 49.76. In the men’s 3,000-meter finals, senior distance runner Brady DeHaven recorded a time of 8:38.79, taking sixth place. Coming in second place in the men’s 4×400 relay finals, junior sprinter Garrett Carswell, junior sprinter Trevor Hormel, junior sprinter Worthy Guttierez and Davis recorded a time of 3:26.74.

Biola placed first and third in the women’s mile finals, with freshman distance runner Lynette Ruiz recording a time of 5:09.20 in first place and senior distance runner Hannah Champness finishing with a time of 5:12.60 in third place. In the women’s 400 hurdles finals, sophomore hurdler Sophia Morris placed second with a time of 1:06.38. The Eagles placed first in the women’s 4×400 relay finals, with junior sprinter Robin Ahlquist, Morris, senior multiple event competitor Heidi Sowers and senior middle distance runner Shelby Rogers finishing with a time of 4:03.22. 


The Eagles took first and third place in the men’s long jump finals. Freshman jumper Cole Muller placed first having a mark of 6.75 meters, while sophomore jumper Joshua Jackson placed third with a mark of 6.54 meters. Jackson also placed first in men’s triple jump, recording a mark of 13.85 meters. Placing fourth in the men’s javelin finals, junior jumper Troy Yarter recorded a mark of 51.24 meters. In the women’s hammer finals, junior thrower Jada Pierce placed first with a mark of 41.30 meters. 

Track and field will begin a two-day meet on March 4 at the Long Beach Opener, hosted by California State University, Long Beach. Stats from today’s meet are located on the Biola Athletics website.


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