CMS Women's Track and Field Sweeps SCIAC Multi-Duals
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Caroline DelVecchio finished in first place in all three of her individual events, and anchored a winning relay, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's track and field team swept its SCIAC Multi-Duals on Saturday afternoon at the Burns Track Complex.
Five teams competed at the SCIAC Multi-Dual hosted by CMS, although the Athenas were only in dual competition against two of them, and came away with a narrow 89-73 win over Cal Lutheran and a solid 108-49 win over Pomona-Pitzer.
CMS finished in first place in nine events total, with DelVecchio winning the 100-meter hurdles, the 400-meter hurdles and the high jump individually, while moving into fourth in CMS history in the 400 hurdles with a 1:02.32. She also anchored the winning 4x400 relay in the final event of the day, with Mikaela Lipsky, Lucy Konsmo and Laura Zimmer running the first three legs.
Zimmer also contributed to the Athena dominance in the middle distance and distance events on the day with a win in the 1500 meters. Natalie Bitetti took first in the 800 meters, Emily Clarke won the 5000 meters, and Riley Harmon captured the steeplechase in 10:58.75, breaking the 11-minute mark for the first time and moving into fourth in CMS history.
Brooke Simon also set a new personal best in the pole vault on her way to a first place finish, clearing 3.85 meters, which ranks No. 2 in CMS history.
The Athenas will be back in action next weekend, when they compete at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational.