4x100 Meter Relay Breaks Record for Second Week in a Row

Sabrine Griffith (CMC) ran the first leg of the 4x100 meter relay. (photo credit: Hannah Graves)
Sabrine Griffith (CMC) ran the first leg of the 4x100 meter relay. (photo credit: Hannah Graves)

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Athenas of No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps track and field made history – again. The 4x100 meter relay team of Sabrine Griffith (CMC), Grace Pratt (CMC), Nirel JonesMitchell (CMC), and Tyra Abraham (SC) broke the CMS and SCIAC record for the second week in a row with a time of 46.70 to highlight the SCIAC Multi Dual meet hosted by CMS on Saturday. The Athenas came away with three wins, defeating Redlands 99.50-62.50, Pomona-Pitzer 122.50-39.50, and Caltech 149.0-12.0. By defeating every opponent this season, the Athenas have completed four-straight undefeated SCIAC seasons.

On the Track

As mentioned, the team of Griffith, Pratt, JonesMitchell, and Abraham set a new CMS record, SCIAC record, and top time in Division III for the second week in a row. They broke the record they set last weekend (46.82) by almost a tenth of a second and finished over a second ahead of the team from Redlands with a time of 46.70.

Bryn McKillop (SC) dominated in the 5000 meter run, lapping all but the second, third, and fourth place runners to win the race by almost 30 seconds with a time of 17:33.44.

Aside from her run in the final leg of the 4x100 relay, Abraham dominated in her best event; the 100 meter dash. She blew away the competition with a time of 11.76, beating the second-place runner from Redlands by just under four tenths of a second. JonesMitchell also saw action in the 100 meter, placing third with a time of 12.33. Both also ran in the 200 meter dash and finished as the top-two. Abraham won the event, crossing the line at 24.98, and JonesMitchell was less than a second behind at 25.50.

Griffith had an eventful day, participating in events all over the track. The junior began her day in the 100 meter hurdles where she took second at 15.00. She was also a member of the 4x100 team before jumping over to field events. Aubrey Egerter (HMC) ran alongside Griffith in the 100 meter hurdles and finished fourth after crossing the finish line in 15.70.

McKillop ran in the 1500 meter event as well, leading a pack of four CMS runners to finish in second at 4:45.40. She was followed by Roselyn Cantu (CMC) in third (4:54.72), Lauren Stanislaw (SC) in fourth (4:55.81), and Gabriella Kimmerly (SC) in fifth (4:58.26).

Becca Stewart (SC) had a successful day on the track, running in the 400 meter dash before racing the last leg of the 4x400 meter relay. In the 400 meter, Stewart placed second by less than a tenth of a second with a time of 58.91. Pratt and Katie Snell (CMC) took fourth (61.40) and fifth (64.04) in the race, respectively.

The three teamed up with Deyana Marsh (HMC) to win the 4x400 meter relay. Stewart ran the final leg to push CMS to victory in the event with a time of 4:04.56, over two seconds ahead of Pomona-Pitzer in second.

Kyleigh Mann (CMC) ran a strong 800 meter race for CMS, winning the event by three seconds with a time of 2:16.55. Abigale Johnson (SC) was not far behind, racing to fourth at 2:21.78.

In the 3000 meter steeplechase, Ellen Berkley (CMC) blew the competition away by finishing almost a full 40 seconds ahead of the second-place runner with a time of 11:18.12. Teammate Georgia Scherer (CMC) finished second at 11:59.06

In the Field

Aside from her outstanding performances on the track, Griffith had a strong showing in the long jump. She won the event with a leap of 5.39m.

Emily Bassett (CMC) performed well in the throwing events, winning the hammer throw (58.88m) and the discus throw (41.70m) while also taking second in the shot put (12.19m). Mikaela Gallardo (SC) also saw action in the hammer throw, taking second at a mark of 42.14m, and earned a second-place finish in the javelin throw (32.29m). Amanda Gallop (SC) came in just behind Gallardo in the javelin at 30.48m, placing third, before going on to take third in the shot put with a mark of 10.66m.

Also in the long jump with Griffith, Amanda Mell (CMC) jumped to fifth at a mark of 5.00m. She then came in third in the triple jump to lead CMS with a 10.86m mark. Dani Chami (CMC) saw action in both the long jump, finishing seventh (4.90m), and in the pole vault, finishing third (3.05m).

Amelia Otto Cutting (HMC) tied the 10th best mark in CMS history with her attempt in the high jump. Her mark of 1.62m earned her a second-place finish.

CMS Track and Field is back in action next weekend and will have competitors at three different meets; The Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific, the Long Beach State Invitational, and the Mt. SAC Relays.