Leopards Place Seventh At SCIAC Championships
The University of La Verne women’s track and field team finished in seventh place with 28 points at the SCIAC Championships in Claremont.
ULV sophomore Jacqueline Steele gained the most prominent performance on the day for the Leopard runners. Steele captured fifth place in the 5,000-meters after clocking a time of 19:03.57.
Senior Katrina McCoy finished in third place in the pole vault as she gathered a measurement of 10-6, a foot below Occidental's Kera Bartlett who prevailed with a winning leap of 11-6.
La Verne failed to score in any of the sprints but had athletes place in the top five in all four throwing events. Junior Antoinette Borders was second in the shot put (38-9 3/4) with senior Constance Mayaki finishing in third (38-6 1/4). Borders went on to place fifth in the discus throw at 117-3, while Mayaki was fifth in the hammer (143-0). In addition, junior Jennifer Esparza earned a fifth-place showing in the javelin with a toss of 109-7.
Redlands narrowly claimed the team title with 131 points followed by CMS with 129.
The Leopards compete at the Claremont Classic on Saturday in Claremont at 10 a.m.