Javelin Throwers Pick Up Where They Left Off for CMS Men's Track and Field at Collegiate All-Comers Meet
CLAREMONT, Calif. - After going 1-2-3 in the javelin at the 2019 SCIAC Championships, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's track and field team duplicated that feat for the second time in a row nine months later, taking the top three spots at the Pomona-Pitzer Collegiate All-Comers Meet at Strehle Track.
Senior Maxwell Knowles, the 2019 SCIAC Champion with a throw of 199 feet, won the event again with a top distance of 190'2" on Saturday. He was followed by his younger brother, first-year Truman Knowles, who threw 181'3" in his first collegiate javelin event, while junior Jordan Venglass was third with a top throw of 167'5". Junior Connor Schulz, who was third at the SCIAC Championships last year, also came in fifth at 164'6" on Saturday.
CMS also had two top-five finishers in the discus and hammer throws, as junior Matthew Sill and senior Reese Peterson finished 3-4 in the discus at 144'9" and 137'3", respectively. In the hammer, Peterson was fourth at 147 feet even, followed by Sill at 146 feet even. Peterson was also sixth in the shot put at 45'5.75", with Sill eighth at 40'7.5" and sophomore Tyson-Jay Saena in 11th at 40'0.5" to break 40 feet as well.
CMS also performed well on the track, earning second-place finishes from Jamie Cockburn in the 400 meters and senior Wilson Ives in the mile. Cockburn finished the 400 in 49.86 seconds to lead all college competitors, trailing only unattached runner Tommy Curry. Ives finished the mile in 4:18.32, finishing a close second to Daniel Rosen of Pomona-Pitzer in 4:17.55. Sophomore Miles Christensen (6th), junior Evan Hassman (7th) and junior Daniel Sealand (8th) were also in the top 10 for the Stags, while junior Stevie Steinberg was in the top 10 (9th) in the 3000 meters. First-year Kai Dettman added a strong showing in the 800 meters, earning fourth (behind two unattached runners and one from UC San Diego) with a 1:57.36.
Junior Dylan McGarvey earned his way into the top 10 in the 110-meter hurdles for the Stags in 16.55 seconds, finishing eighth, while first-year Kieran Daly was sixth in the high jump at 5 feet, 10 inches. The Stags also had both relays in the top four, with the 4x400 coming in third place (Alex McDonald, Quincey Williams, Henry Sojico, Nohl Patterson) in 3:26.55 and the 4x100 relay (Nick Ong, Cockburn, Sojico, Christian Campbell) in fourth with a 42.42.
CMS will be back in action next weekend when it hosts the annual Rossi Relays, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Burns Track Complex.