LOS ANGELES — The University of La Verne men's track and field team earned a handful of individual wins for a split result against Occidental and Caltech on Saturday at Bill Henry Track. The Leopards beat Caltech, 144-15, and lost to Occidental, 90.50-72.50.
Sprinters shined for the Leopards on the track.
Nick Gonsalves, Josh Francis, Robert Oshodin and Austin Warrington combined to beat Oxy's All-American quartet of Jeh Johnson, Hugh Pegan, Gabriel Barrett-Jackson and Kyle Dalton with a time of 41.62 seconds. The Tigers crossed the line at 41.98
Warrington and Gonsalves went 2-3 in a photo finish in the 100m, with Warrington (11.024) just edging out Gonsalves (11.027). Pegan won the event at 10.87.
Francis came in second in the 200m with a time of 22.031 and finished fourth in the 400m at 48.828. Pegan won the 200m (21.78) and Johnson won the 400m (47.92).
Buciaga-Elllis, a sophomore who hadn't thrown the hammer or the javelin as a freshman, beat his personal records in both events and added another personal best in the discus. He won the javelin throw with a toss of 50.64 meters (166 feet, 2 inches) and finished third in the discus with a throw of 38.12m (125-01).
Chris Gura won the shot put with a toss of 13.89m (45-07.00), was second in the discus (41.66m/136-08) and finished third in the hammer (48.90m/160-05).
Andrew Carrasco won the hammer with a throw of 50.22m (164-09) and added a fourth place finish in the shot put at 12.68m (41-07.25).
Jacob Lopez won the triple jump with a leap of 13.76m (45-01.75) and added a pair of top-three finishes in the hurdles. He was second in the 110m at 16.13 and came in third in the 400m with a time of 58.65.
Art Hinojosa notched a pair of third-place finishes in the long jump (6.40m/21-00) and the triple jump (13.33m/43-09.00).
The Leopards are back in action on Friday at the annual Occidental Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic.