Records set at track and field alumni meet

Records set at track and field alumni meet

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The overcast weather did not dampen the festive reunion at Zinda Field on Saturday afternoon as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps track and field team hosted its annual alumni meet. While it was an opportunity for the current members of the track and field team to engage in friendly competition with alumni, the Stags and Athenas came out to put on their best performance. Senior Joshua Sealand (HMC) broke the meet record in the 3200 meter by five seconds with a time of 9:10.89, breaking the previous record held by alumni Bennet Naden. Junior Emily Bassett (CMC) set the hammer meet record while senior Vaiva Palunas (CMC) surpassed her own Discus meet record.

Nearly 70 alumni returned to the campus, with the furthest alum dating back to John McKniff from the class of 1972. McKniff held the men's high jump record for 20 years and was also a member of the Stags basketball team.

"We, as a coaching staff, are very pleased with the turnout of this year's Alumni meet," said Head Coach Glenn Stewart. "It was really enjoyable to watch the alumni come back and share the excitement of the season starting with the current student-athletes.  We had good competition but more importantly [it was about] the time spent with old and new friends."


Alumni who attended:

Brad Aagaard  HMC 1994

Tim Baffi CMC 2013

Steve Barrett CMC 1989

Diane Barrett CMC 1991

Lisa Beem SCR 2014

Alex Beltram                     

Sheila Bhardwaj CMC 2010

Bridget Blum CMC 2016

Eric Blum CMC 1990

Jonathan Briskman CMC 2014

Collin Briskman CMC 2014

Rae Brookshire CMC 2016

Kris Brown CMC 2011

Victor Chan CMC 2016

Will Clausen HMC 2015

Matt Cook HMC 2015

Matt Cummins HMC 2011

Rafer Donnenhauer HMC 2013

Meghan Fuelling CMC 2016

Chris Gage HMC 2013

Nelson Gil CMC 2011

Chris Gurney CMC 2009

Daniel Haman CMC 2007

Amy Harski CMC 2007

Daniel Hayman CMC 2007

Chris Hickie HMC 1987

Jacob Higle-Ralbovsky HMC 2016

Adam Hilborn CMC 2016

Koko Huang CMC 2013

Melanie Huen SCR 2016

Brad Johnson CMC 2008

Eric Johnson CMC 2012

Justin Jones HM 2015

Danielle Knell                   

Reed Lyon CMC 2007

Roman Marenin CMC 2005

Ryan Martin CMC 2008

John McKniff CMC 1972

Stephen Miller CMC 2003

Evan Molineux CMC 2016

Sara Mostatabi CMC 2015

Bennett Naden HMC 2013

Josh Naon CMC 2015

Jonathan Neuman CMC 2007

Kevin O'neill HMC 2013

Bob Owlett CMC 2016

Russel Page CMC 2012

Sam Perrella  CMC 2015

Milo Perth Sullivan 2003

Yumi Petersen SCR 1990

Alex Poyhonen CMC 2013

Alex Rich HMC 2016

Frank Rodriguez

Stephen Schein HMC 2016

Rebecca Schell SCR 2014

Florian Scheuler HMC 2010

Juliet Shin 2009

Leah Snider SCR 2016

Mike Sullivan CMC 2003

Brian Sutter CMC 2013

Jennifer Tave SCR 2012

Bobback Tehrani CMC 2007

Kevin Williams CMC 2008

Laura Wyatt SCR 2013

Tracy Yao SCR 2015


By Young Kim
Sports Information Assistant

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