CMS Women's Track and Field Defeats La Verne, Falls to Redlands at First SCIAC Multi-Dual

Amanda Gallop finished in first place in the javelin, and added a second place finish in the shot put
Amanda Gallop finished in first place in the javelin, and added a second place finish in the shot put

REDLANDS, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's track and field team defeated La Verne 125-34 but fell to Redlands 100-63 at the first SCIAC Multi-Dual of the 2019 spring season on Saturday.

The Athenas were dominant in the distance events, ending with the top eight finishers in the 1500, led by sophomore Abigale Johnson (4:44.72), and with eight of the top nine in the 5000, led by senior Malea Martin (18:26.12). Freshman Riley Harmon also gave the Athenas a win in the steeplechase in 11:30.90.

In addition to her 1500 win, Johnson also added a win in the 800 meters in 2:22.70, edging Desiree Cadena of Redlands by just over a second. 

Following Johnson in the 1500 were senior Natalie Marsh in second (4:57.17), sophomore Olivia Gleason in third (5:00.66) and senior Matilda Msall in fourth (5:01.98). Sophomore Dulcie Jones was second in the 5000 behind Martin with an 18:44.05, while freshman Sophie Gitlin was second in the steeplechase behind Harmon in 11:45.00. 

Junior Amanda Mell earned a first-place finish for CMS in the triple jump with a top distance of 36'7.5" just ahead of Chyenne Kimball of Redlands by one and three-quarter inches. Junior Amanda Gallop won the javelin with a throw of 106'8" and came in second in the shot put at 35'11.5" to highlight the throwing events. 

CMS will be back in action next weekend for the Oxy Distance and Sprint Carnival.