Warriors beat Biola in dual track meet
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This past Saturday, the Westmont men’s and women’s track and field teams defeated Biola in a Dual Meet between the two teams. Westmont and Biola have had a long rivalry for my years, which is why this win was extra satisfying for the Warriors.
The Warrior men finished with a total of 134 points, while Biola’s men finished with 29 points. In the men’s hammer throw, junior Jack Dickinson won with 42.47m. Junior Pieter Top won the men’s high jump with 6.62m, as well as the 100m hurdles and the 200m dash. Senior Toby Dunlap won the men’s shot put with 15.95m. Dickinson also won the men’s javelin and the men’s discus throw. Freshman Cameron Franklin won the men’s pole vault with 4.50m. Senior James Rincon, Top, Junior Pedro Perez-Espino, and First-year Jarad Harper won the men’s 4x100, with a qualifying time of 41.45. Junior Michael Oldach won the men’s 1500 with a time of 3:59.00. Sophomore Will Warner won the men’s 400m dash with 48.94, which is a new personal record for him. Harpar also won the men’s 100m dash with a time of 10.86. First-year Joseph Perez, first-year Jason Peterson, Warner, and Perez-Espino won the men’s 4x400 with a time of 3:20.03.
The Warrior women finished with 88 points overall, while Biola’s women finished with a total of 75 points. Sophomore Sydney Marr won the women’s hammer throw with 54.24m and the women’s shot put with 12.85m. Sophomore Haleigh Batty won the women’s high jump with 5.60m. Junior Maia Halvorson won the women’s javelin throw with 37.86m. Junior Chena Underhill won the women’s pole vault with 3.65m. Sophomore Casey Jensen won the women’s 1500 with a time of 4:45.47. Junior Emily Parks won the women’s 400m dash with a time of 57.01. Sophomore Aly Caldera, Underhill, senior Abigail White, and Parks won the women’s 4x400m with a time of 3:55.61.
“The mindset was not to go get personal records or breaks records, our mindset was to just go beat someone in red,” said Rincon, “We just wanted to have fun and only worry about getting points on both sides.”
“Overall, it was just a great meet, and I feel like it was great to have this meet before GSAC finals because now we know that we just have to go out there and have fun, without worrying too much about times and small things,” he added.
He concluded by saying, “So looking ahead into GSAC, I feel like we have a lot of energy and positivity that we can put toward it to put Westmont on top like we have before.”
The Warriors will host the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Championships on Friday, Apr. 26 and Saturday, Apr. 27.