Lapides Repeats as SCIAC Champ; Logan Posts Solid Meet

Lapides Repeats as SCIAC Champ; Logan Posts Solid Meet

CLAREMONT, Calif. -- The Beaver track and field squad ended their month at the SCIAC Championships hosted by Pomona-Pitzer.

2011 SCIAC Track and Field Championships Results

Caltech Saturday Notes/Highlights

Alex Lapides repeated as the SCIAC high jump champion by clearing the bar at 6' 5 1/2" on his third height of the afternoon. The senior's jump topped second place finisher Darron Usher from the University of Redlands by two inches. Lapides won the competition last year with a jump of 6'4".

Paige Logan reset the school shot put record for the third time this year while finishing second overall. The first year threw 38' 11 1/2" on her first attempt.

During the women's triple jump competition Jessica Swallow set a new personal best with a distance of 34' 1 1/4" on her third and final jump. The junior moved within 10 inches of the school record while her jump is the second best mark ever at Caltech.

Caltech Friday Notes/Highlights

Paige Logan finished second in the women's discus throw with a personal best toss of 119'2" on her first of six throws. During the hammer throw competition the first year also set a personal best with a throw of 94'10".

Deboki Chakravarti was the top finishers for the Beavers in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.74. She missed out of her personal best by .01 seconds.

During the 100 meter and 200 meter races, Brice Nzeukou just missed out a qualifying for the finals in each race. The sophomore ran the 100 meter race in 11.28 seconds which missed the finals by 0.13 seconds. In the 200 meter race, Nzeukou ran 22.78 missing the finals by 0.12 seconds.

Similarly Andy Zucker was less than seven seconds away from qualifying for the 1500 meter finals. The sophomore ran the nearly four-lap race in 4:21.62.

Anton Bongio-Karrman placed his named in the school all-time top 10 list by running the 3000 meter steeplechase in 10:41.16. That mark is the ninth best mark in Caltech history.