Photos by: Kristen Summers
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A small contingent of athletes from the Whittier College Men's Track & Field team took part in the Oxy Distance Carnival and Spring Break Classic over the weekend.
Benjamin White (Whittier, Calif.) led the Purple & Gold competing in the 10,000m. He raced to a 4th place finish with a time of 30:55.61. With this mark he broke the Whittier College school record and currently has the fastest time in Division III.
Gabriel Contreras led the throwers going 11th in the Shot Put with a mark of 12.22m, while Shazel Sakr (Montebello, Calif.) added a 13th place finish (12.16m). Other scorers on the day included Craig Rogers (Whittier, Calif.) in the 110m Hurdles (6th – 16.09), a trio of Poets in the 1500m (Ben Arrendondo (Sylmar, Calif.); 54th – 4:18.39, Ricardo Lira-Martinez (Bassett, Calif.); 81st – 4:32.22, Ryan Orton (Ontario, Calif.); 82nd – 4:32.25).
In the 400m, five Poets took part led by Gabriel Pridgen-Daniels (Sacramento, Calif.) who went 33rd with a time of 51.98. He was joined by Michael Badillo (Brea, Calif.) (50th – 53.44), Mason Gaw (Redlands, Calif.) (52nd – 53.78), Kurt Vanegas (Riverside, Calif.) (57th – 54.54), and Paul Trejo (Whittier, Calif.) (59th – 54.92).
Whittier returns to competition next Saturday, March 23 when they take part in the PLNU Collegiate Invitational at Point Loma Nazarene.