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Women’s Track & Field: Poets have record day at Pomona All Comers

Women’s Track & Field: Poets have record day at Pomona All Comers

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CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer All Comers on Saturday saw several remarkable achievements get accomplished as seven members of the Whittier College Women's Track & Field Team broke into the top-10 of the Whittier College record books in their events.

Tiazha Hogue (Redlands, Calif.) led the Poets' record setting day moving into the Top 10 in two events.  She started off the day posting a 19th place finish in the 100m with a time of 13.03, which moves her to 8th All-Time.  She then returned in the 200m and went 12th for a 26.84, which also put her 8th All-Time.  Freshman Gabriella Torres Joubert (Tacoma, WA) moved into the record books in the 400m with a time of 60.59, as she finished 5th overall in a field of 24.  She now moves to 8th All-Time. 

In the mid-distance, Elizabeth Donnelly (Langley, WA) put together a 4th place finish with a time of 2:23.90 in the 800m.  She now sits at No. 10 in the All-Time record books.  Following her in the same event was Chelsea Connolly (Brea, Calif.) who took 5th (2:25.07), while freshman Megan Summers (Martinsburg, WV) went 11th (2:41.10).

Sophomore Elyse Espe (Wishon, Calif.), despite placing 19th in the 100mH, was able to move to 9th All-Time after posting a 17.35.  Anahy Covarrubias (Los Angeles, Calif.) led the long distance unit in the 3000m.  She finished 22nd overall with a time of 10:47.82.  She now moves to 9th All-Time.  In the throws, Vanessa Martinez (La Mirada, Calif.) had a day.  She posted a mark of 36'00.25 in the shotput, giving her 2nd place recognition, while also moving her to 6th All-Time.  She was joined by Sabrina Van Beek (Atascadero, Calif.) who went 4th with a 33'06.75.  Van Beek did her damage in the Hammer Throw finishing 7th overall with a throw of 125'10".  She now moves to 6th All-Time.  She also grabbed 6th place recognition in the discus with a mark of 114'02". 

Other notable performances included Sheila Samson (Granada Hills, Calif.) in the Javelin and High Jump, who finished 6th (80'11") and 9th (4'05.00), each respectively.  Espe also had a 5th place finish in the 400mH with a time of 1:05.21.  Then in the 4x400 Relay, the team of Julia Gonzalez (Yorba Linda, Calif.), Donnelly, Connolly, and Summers went 3rd with a time of 4:19.00.                    

Whittier returns to competition this Saturday, February 23 as they return to Claremont, Calif. to take part in the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Rossi Relays beginning at 10:00am.