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Women stay undefeated in SCIAC

Katie Yeager, a senior captain and an NCAA Division III national caliber pole-vaulter, came in first place at the La Verne Multi-Dual 2 meet Saturday with a finish of 11-5.75. The women’s track and field team beat both Redlands and Whittier to remain undefeated. / photo by Austen Beck

Katie Yeager, a senior captain and an NCAA Division III national caliber pole-vaulter, came in first place at the La Verne Multi-Dual 2 meet Saturday with a finish of 11-5.75. The women’s track and field team beat both Redlands and Whittier to remain undefeated. / photo by Austen Beck

Karleigh Neff
LV Life Editor

The track and field teams hosted the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Con­ference Multi-Dual 2 meet Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium.

The women’s team came out victorious, winning the meet overall, making them undefeated in SCIAC.

The men’s team came up short and was beat out by Redlands.

The women took first in the 4×100 relay with a time of 48.42 seconds.

“I worked really hard in fall because I was preparing for spring,” Crutchfield said. “I weight trained a lot while maintaining a healthy diet, which is the first time I really tried to eat well. We have this title to uphold now after last year and we don’t want to lose it, so I am pushing everyone and encouraging them.”

The women also took first, second and third in the 100-meter dash.

Crutchfield took first with a time of 12.34, while junior Ebony Williams took second with 12.75.

“I feel like I have already learned and improved here at La Verne,” freshman runner Jazmine Williams said.

Freshman Alexa Smith took first in the 400, with a time of 59.30 and second in the 200 with a time of 26.47

“I really like the vibe and I have been working really hard,” she said.

Junior Jasmin Gonzalez took first in the 400-meter hurdle race, clocking in at 1:06.

Junior Lindsey Foster took first in long jump, jumping 5.18 meters. Foster also set a personal best in the triple jump with 10.28.

Freshman Jaclyn Castleberry took first in discus, throwing 37.30 meters.

Senior Chancise Watkins broke the school record and his personal best in the 200-meters and 400-meters.

In the 200, Watkins finished with a time of 21.29 seconds and 47.72 seconds in the 400.

“I want to go into nationals for the 4×100, 4×4 and the 200 and 400,” Watkins said. “I have been preparing a lot, eating right, training harder than ever, lifting more weights. I’m trying to make the men successful this year everyone on this team in my family and we want to win it all.”

The men also took first place in the 4×100-meter relay.

Senior James Francis took first in the high jump with 1.95 and second in long jump with a 6.79.

“My knee is doing much better,” Francis said. “I am feeling really good and confident with high jump. I do a lot of cross over drills and the competition here helps me push myself, I like the competition.”

Freshman Matt Reinbolz got first place in discus with 41.46, while senior Matt Rehder placed first in javelin with 57.04

Both track and field teams will compete next Saturday in the California Collegiate Championships.

Karleigh Neff can be reached at karleigh.neff@laverne.edu.

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