5,000m Records fall at Oxy Invitational

5,000m Records fall at Oxy Invitational

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A handful of Whittier College Men's & Women's Track & Field athletes took part in the Oxy Invitational this past weekend with both 5,000m records falling.

Julian Sandoval (El Monte, Calif.) and Julissa Tobias (Norwalk, Calif.) ran together in the same event both breaking the school record.  Sandoval ran a 14:38.19 to break Dennis Forthoffer's 14:43.09, which came back in 1979.  Tobias ran a 17:09.03 that broke future Hall of Famer Michelle Callaway's 17:16.05, which came in 2009. 

In the throws, Andrew Jimenez (Tehachapi, Calif.) went 45 feet 8.5 inches in the Shot Put, which put him 13thWilliam Howells (Webster Grove, Calif.) joined Sandoval in the 5,000m running a 15:01.66, moving him into the Top 10 list.   

Other Poets to score on the men's side included Joshua Minnie (Oceanside, Calif.) in the 800m with a time of 1:58.61.  KamRon Perry (San Jose, Calif.) ran the 3,000m Steeplechase (10:11.68), Miguel Redmond (San Jose, Calif.) placed 7th in the Pole Vault with a mark of 4.25m, and Ruben Solorza (Whittier, Calif.) took 2nd in the 10,000m with a time of 32:08.04.

For the women, Anahy Covarrubias (Los Angeles, Calif.) ran in the distance the 800m placing 39th (2:16.32), Jessica Iribe (Buena Park, Calif.) joined Tobias in the 5000m placing 56th (18:16.91), and Kourtney Brodnax (Culver City, Calif.) ran in the 400 Hurdles with a time of 1:08.33. 

Whittier takes part in the All on the Line Open in Montecito, Calif. at Westmont College this Saturday, May 13.