CLAREMONT, Calif. – At the 26th annual Pomona-Pitzer track and field invitational on Saturday, a host of Caltech performers came away with victories in their respective heats to claim the covenanted t-shirt prize.
Sarah Wright won her flight in the long jump competition with a distance of 15'7 ½". The junior's jump set a personal best for her and moved her up to fourth best on the Caltech top 10 list. Wright also had the top time in her section of the 100 meter hurdle (17.10).
Victor Duan tied his personal best time in the 100 meter dash to win his section with a time of 12.27. The first-year also claimed a win his section of the 200 meter with a personal best 24.80.
During the 400 meter hurdle completion, Matthew Voss crossed the finish line in 1:00.79 to set his season best by over four seconds to claim victory in his section.
The Caltech 4x100 relay team of Peter Park, Voss, Duan and Brice Nzeukou won their section with a time of 45.68.
David Tolnay posted a top finish in his section of 100 meter dash with a time of 12.84.
During the men's field events Ben Grabowski threw a personal best 148'8" to win his section of the javelin competition.
In addition to the t-shirt winners, a handful of runners moved up the Caltech all-time top 10 list. During the women's 5000 meter race, Stephanie Reynolds (19:06.32) and Sylvia Sullivan (19:25.13) moved up to third and fifth respectively on the school's best times list. In the men's race, Jared Forte's time of 16:16.78 is the 10th best mark in Caltech history.
Over 1200 athletes, representing collegiate, post-collegiate and international competitors took part in the event. Olympic medalist Bryan Clay, who won gold in the 2008 Olympics in the decathlon, was one of the elite athletes attending the event.