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Whittier falls in SCIAC No. 2 to Occidental and Cal Lutheran

Whittier falls in SCIAC No. 2 to Occidental and Cal Lutheran

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Whittier College Women's Track & Field team came up short during SCIAC No. 2 as they fell to Occidental College (126-36) and Cal Lutheran University (117-46).

Anahy Covarrubias (Los Angeles, Calif.) led the Purple & Gold winning the 800 Meter with a time of 2:18.91.  Julissa Tobias (Norwalk, Calif.) had a huge PR in the 1500 Meter running to a 4:41.19, which placed her 2nd overall solidifying her spot at 2nd All-Time in the Whittier College Track & Field Record Books.         

Her sister, Melissa Tobias (Norwalk, Calif.) PR'd as well in the Pole Vault moving her to 3rd all-time in the record books finishing 4th with a mark of 2.55 Meters.  The Women's 4 x 100 Relay team also performed nicely finishing 3rd with a time of 51.88, which moves them to 5th all-time.  This group included Sheldyn Odom (Rancho Cucmonga, Calif.), Piper Lowinger (Whittier, Calif.), Emily Apodaca (Whittier, Calif.), and Danielle Guardado (Covina, Calif.).

Other strong finishes for the Poets included Guardado taking 8th in the 100 Meter with a time of 13.43.  She then followed that up with a 6th place finish in the 200 Meter (27.65).  Justice Navarro (Whittier, Calif.) in the 1500 Meter joined Tobias taking 7th (5:06.72).

Jessica Iribe (Buena Park, Calif.) placed 2nd in the 5000 Meter with an 18:26.74.  Lowinger went 16.03 in the 100 Hurdles for 3rd and Kourtney Brodnax (Culver City, Calif.) took 5th in the 400 Hurdles (1:09.11).

Jessica McCollum (Aurora, CO) battled the 3000 Steeplchase finishing 6th with a mark of 13:08.82 and the team of Apodaca, Covarrubias, Tobias, and Brodnax went 3rd in the 4 x 400 Relay (4:13.50).

In the throws, Christina Prieto (La Mirada, Calif.) and Julia Reyes (La Puente, Calif.0 went 7-8 in the Shot Put with marks of 33-06 and 30-07. 

Prieto followed with a 7th place finish in the discus (99-05.50), while Reyes went 3rd in the Javelin (104). 

Whittier returns to the track tomorrow, Saturday, April 8 as they take part in the Pomona Invitational in Claremont, Calif.