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Megan Maley took first in the 800 (photo by Caelyn Smith)
Megan Maley took first in the 800 (photo by Caelyn Smith)

Six Athenas Win Events at First SCIAC Multi-Dual for CMS Women's Track and Field

LA VERNE, Calif. - Six Athenas had first place finishes to highlight the performance of the CMS women's track and field team at its first SCIAC Multi-Dual, hosted by La Verne, which also featured competitors from Redlands, Chapman and Whittier. 

The closest race came as Natalie Bitetti won a down-to-the-wire battle in the 1500 meters, crossing the line in 4:43.20 to defaet Maddie Mirro by four-tenths of a second, with Laura Zimmer third, Delaney Hartmann fourth and Abby Johnson fifth.

Megan Maley took first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:21.14, finishing three seconds ahead of Kayla Almeida of Chapman. Anika Kimme led a 1-2-3 finish in the 5000 with a time of 18:22.80, with Mallorie Jenne second and Brooklyn Button third. 

Caroline DelVecchio had a comfortable win in the 100 hurdles, winning by one second even with a time of 15.59. Riley Harmon was first in the steeplechase in 11:08.15. Simone Rogers won the high jump with a clearance of 1.50 meters. 

In the sprints, Mikaela Lipsky took third in the 400 meters in 1:01.40, Madison Packbier earned fourth in the 100 meters in 13.13 seconds. In the throws, Carly Kirsch was second in the shot put and discus, Amanda Gallop was second in the hammer. and Emily Burger was second in the javelin, with Gallop third. 

CMS will be back in action next weekend, with Meredith Bloss, Emily Clarke and Brooke Simon heading to compete at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, while the rest of the team will head to the Occidental Distance and Sprint Carnival on Saturday.