REDLANDS, Calif. – The Caltech track and field squad had a solid finish to the league schedule as individuals earned all-conference honors while setting Caltech records and moving up the school's all-time top 10 list.
The meet, which was hosted by the University of Redlands, is scored 10-8-6-4-2-1 for all events with the top athletes in each event advancing to the finals. In addition to earning team points, those placing in the top six during the finals also earn all-conference honors.
Ben Grabowski set a school record in the javelin. The first-year threw 169'7" to break Steve Schell's mark of 162'5" set in 1998. The mark put him the finals where he finished he finished seventh; just a few inches away from all-conference honors and team points.
Brice Nzeukou earned all-SCIAC honors in the high jump. The junior placed fifth with a jump of 5" 9 3/4" in scoring team points for the Beavers.
Matthew Voss set a personal best time of 17.03 in placing seventh in the 100 meter hurdles. He just missed out on all-league honors by one position.
Will Livington nudged his way into the school top 10 list with a time of 10:42.84 in the 3000 meter steeplechase. His effort ranks 10th all-time in school history.
Jared Forte also posted a personal best mark during the 5000 meter run. Forte ran 16:16.12 to improve his time, which is already 10th best in school history, by just over half a second.
In her final SCIAC Championships Jess Swallow went out with a bang by finishing third in the triple jump. Swallow jumped 35' 9 1/4" to set her personal best by over 18 inches. In addition to her podium finish, the senior set the school record in the event. Elette Boyle previously held the record with a jump of 34'11" set in 2006.
Sarah Wright earned all-conference honors by placing sixth in the javelin with a throw of 112'4". That mark is a personal best and moves her up to second on the school's all-time list. Wright set a personal best mark of 16.28 during the 100 meter hurdle event. The junior's time moves her up to second place on Caltech's all-time top 10 list.
Paige Logan placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 37' 6 3/4" to earn all-conference honors. Logan also earned league accolades in the event last season as well.
The 4x100 women's relay team of Carrie Wang, Sarah Wright, Katherine Lai and Mia Oviatt earned team points and all-conference accolades in finishing the event in 54.13. That time is also a season best for a 4x100 team this season for the Beavers.
Distance runners Clara Eng and Sylvia Sullivan set personal best marks in their respecitive race. Eng moved up to fifth on the school's all-time list in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 13:01.63; a 25 second improvement. Sullivan crossed the finish line in the 5000 meter with a time of 19:19.55; a six second improvment