FLAGSTAFF, AZ – The Whittier College Men's & Women's Track & Field teams took part in their first Indoor Track Meet of the season on Saturday during the Mountain T's hosted by Northern Arizona University.
The Poets traveled 19 individuals, which consisted of sprinters, jumpers, hurdlers, and throwers and the meet took place at 7,000 feet elevation.
Thirteen of the nineteen traveling athletes are new to the team this year. Some of the newcomers that performed well were Hannah Duran-Wright (Palm Springs, Calif.) with a jump of 16-06.00 in the Long Jump and 33-01.25 in the Triple Jump (Both marks would put her on the outdoor Top-10 All-Time List). Caitlin Greenup's (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) triple jump of 33-03.00 put her a spot in front of Duran-Wright in the finals standings and would also crack the Top-10 list. Gabriel Pridgen-Daniels (Sacramento, Calif.) was the top finisher for the Poets in both the 200 (23.10) and 400 (51.80) and Hakim Williams Jr. (Riverside, Calif.) ran 8.84 in the 60 Hurdle prelims only to come back in the finals with a new personal and school best of 8.76.
Returners Piper Lowinger (Whittier, Calif.) and Craig Rogers (Whittier, Calif.) both made finals in the 60 Hurdles, with both improving on their prelim times. Miguel Redmond (San Jose, Calif.) opened up his season vaulting 14 feet.
Whittier returns to the outdoor schedule next Saturday, February 17 when they take part in the Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers Meet hosted by Pomona-Pitzer.