McKillop and Abraham Set Top DIII Marks as Athenas Impress at SDSU Invite

McKillop and Abraham Set Top DIII Marks as Athenas Impress at SDSU Invite

SAN DIEGO – The No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's track and field team made an impression this weekend alongside top Division I and II programs at the SDSU Invitational. The weekend began with a new CMS record and top Division III time from Bryn McKillop (SC) in the 1500m. On Day Two, Tyra Abraham (SC) set a new CMS record and top Division III time in the 100 meter dash.

The Athenas are back in conference action on Saturday, Mar. 31 when Whittier hosts CMS, Pomona-Pitzer, and Cal Lutheran.

Day Two Update (Mar. 24, 2015)

The Athenas continued to impress at Day Two of the competition at SDSU. Abraham made a statement in the 100 meter dash, finishing seventh behind runners from Oregon, Oklahoma, and Arizona. She broke her own CMS record in the event by over a tenth of a second, crossing the finish line in 11.65, the fastest in Division III this season.

Also in action in the 100 meter dash were Nirel JonesMitchell  (CMC) (12.61) and Danielle Honan (CMC) (12.69) who placed in the top-30.

The three got the day started in the 4x100 meter relay along with teammate Sabrine Griffith (CMC) and took fifth, finishing less than a tenth of a second behind a team from UCLA with a mark of 47.61.

Abaraham and JonesMitchell both ran in the 200 meter dash as well. Abraham finished 17th (24.86) and JonesMitchell cracked the top-30 (26.02).

In the field, Griffith placed in the top-10 in the long jump with a mark of 5.52m. This puts her at eighth all-time in the CMS women's track and field record books.

Day One Update (Mar. 23, 2018)

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's track and field team began their weekend at the SDSU Invitational on Friday in impressive fashion, posting multiple top marks and a new CMS record in the 1500 meter run by Bryn McKillop (SC) in a time of 4:26.72.

Abigale Johnson (SC) started the day with a seventh place finish among Division I and II runners. Her time of 2:20.44 in the 800m open event was the strongest among Division III runners in the event.

The successful day for the Athenas continued with Ellen Berkley (CMC) winning the 3000 meter steeplechase (open). Her time of 11:08.79 was nealy 28 seconds faster than Biola's Amanda Reyes, who finished in second-place with a time of 11:36.63.

The top-marks continued to trend for CMS. Lauren Stanislaw (SC) and Olivia Gleason took first and second, respectively, in the 5000 meter open. Stanislaw posted the top time with a 18:18.18 mark and Gleason finished behind her at 18:34.93.

McKillop was the highlight of the Athenas' day, setting a new CMS women's track and field record with a standout performance in the 1500 meter invite. Her time of 4:26.72 not only set a new program-best, breaking the record she previously set by almost second, but is also the fastest time in Division III this year by four seconds.Kyleigh Mann (CMC) and Roselyn Cantu (CMC) ran strong races in the 1500m open as well, finishing second and third, respectively. The duo were the top two collegiate finishers in the event. Mann posted a time of 4:46.61 and Cantu was just behind her at 4:49.39.