T&F shines at PLU, Prevedello sets record at UCR

T&F shines at PLU, Prevedello sets record at UCR

SAN DIEGO — Elizabeth Prevedello set a school record at the UC Riverside Spring Track Classic and the University of La Verne track and field teams posted several top DIII marks at the Point Loma Invitational.

From the Coach

"Another good weekend for Leopard track and field," said head track and field coach Kevin Reid. "Coach Wood and I were looking to build off of last week's success, and we felt like we continued to perform at a high level with 30 plus seasonal and personal bests and a number of high ranking NCAA performances.

"Our goals this week included themes of consistency and competing at a high level. As we push into the heart of the season, home meet this week, the Pomona Invitational, SCIAC No. 3, Mt. SAC, and our conference championships, we are excited about where we are at and what we are doing."

UC Riverside Spring Track Classic 

Elizabeth Prevedello had a record-setting performance in the heptathlon for the Leopards, setting the new best mark at 4,522 points. Her point total places her at No. 4 in the nation.

Along the way, she ran the No. 8 best time in La Verne history in the 800m with a time of 2:22.93. She posted NCAA DIII top-50 marks in the 200m, 100m hurdles, long jump, and 800m. Her time of 25.84 in the 200m ranks 18th nationally.

Point Loma Invitational

Both the men's and women's 4x400m relay teams and seven individuals made their way onto the DIII performance list in San Diego.

Senior Rachael Dela Cruz led the way in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:30.16, the third best time in the nation. Teammate Micaela Krumweide also added a top-five DIII performance in the triple jump with a leap of 23-11.5.

Kyle Ambat led the men's squad with the seventh best mark in the nation in the triple jump at 45-02.25. Jeffrey Ouk (50.33, 400m), Matthew Salas (4:02.77, 1500m), Melissa Cerrillos (4:46.57, 1500m), and Patrick Cornwell (56.80, 400m hurdles) all posted DIII top-50 marks. 

The men's 4x400m relay team of Ouk, Terrence Robinson, Austin Haines, and Salas posted a time of 3:35.05, the No. 17 time in the nation.

The squad of Jessica Portillo, Jade Griffin, Cerrillos, and Karina Jimenez added the No. 19 time in DIII at 4:07.75 in the 4x400m relay.

Next Meet

The Leopards will host SCIAC No. 2 this Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium.

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