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2012 Occidental College Track & Field News

July 24, 2012
SMITH NAMED USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC
LOS ANGELES — Occidental College track and field freshman Colin Smith was as good in the classroom as he was on the track in 2012.

May 27, 2012
WILLIAMS FINISHES SIXTH, EARNS ALL-AMERICAN HONORS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
CLAREMONT — Occidental College track and field freshman Cole Williams earned All-American honors in the 800 meters, finishing sixth in the final heat of the event at the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Track and Field Championships at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday.

May 21, 2012
WILLIAMS WINS HEAT AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, ADVANCES TO FINAL
CLAREMONT — Cole Williams (San Francisco) did what he’s done all year long: Outrun the field.

May 15, 2012
OXY MEN'S TRACK LANDS NINE ON ALL-SCIAC SQUAD
LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Padron (Kapolei, Hawaii) repeated as the SCIAC champion in the 100 meters, Cole Williams (San Francisco) won the 800 as a freshman and nine Occidental College track and field athletes were recognized as All-SCIAC for finishing in the top six of their respective events at the SCIAC Championships on April 28.

May 5, 2012
OXY FRESHMEN EXCEL NEXT TO WORLD'S BEST
LOS ANGELES – Intertwined with a field that included an Olympic gold medalist, a world champion, plenty of professionals and several NCAA Division I athletes, Occidental College’s two young guns put their best feet forward.

May 3, 2012
2012 OXY INVITE: MEET INFORMATION, WATCH LIVE
2012 Oxy Invite meet information for coaches, participating teams and athletes, and fans now available.

April 27, 2012
WILLIAMS, PADRON SCIAC CHAMPIONS AT REDLANDS
REDLANDS — Freshman Cole Williams (San Francisco) cruised in the 800 meters and sophomore Jonathon Padron (Kapolei, Hawaii) edged a fast 100-meter final as the two young Occidental College track and field stars claimed individual SCIAC championships at Redlands on Saturday.

April 7, 2012
OXY RELAY TEAMS RECORD BEST TIMES IN YEARS
LOS ANGELES — They didn’t end up with wins, but the 4x100 and 4x400 meter Occidental College men’s track and field relay teams posted some of the school’s best times in the past 15 years.

April 1, 2012
SMITH POSTS SECOND-BEST 1,500 AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP SITE
CLAREMONT — Colin Smith (Las Vegas) posted the second-best SCIAC time and 21st best mark nationally in the 1,500 meters at the Cal-Nevada Championships while getting familiar with the site of the national meet he’s likely to be involved in later this season.

March 29, 2012
OXY MEN'S TRACK NO. 16 IN PRESEASON POLL
NEW ORLEANS — The Occidental College men’s track and field team ranked No. 16 in the first 2012 release of the USTFCCCA National Track and Field Rankings announced on March 28.

March 24, 2012
PADRON IS BACK, O'SUJI DROPS SIGNIFICANT TIME IN 100
LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Padron (Kapolei, Hawaii), who as a freshman didn’t lose a race against NCAA Division III competition up until the finals at the 2011 national championships, made his season debut in the 100 meters at the Occidental College men’s track team’s SCIAC multi-dual meet with Redlands an Whittier on Saturday, finishing second overall with the 10th best Division III time in the nation.

March 16, 2012
WILLIAMS RECORDS TOP NCAA QUALIFYING TIME AT OXY DISTANCE CARNIVAL
LOS ANGELES — Cole Williams (San Francisco) ran two laps as fast as he could for the first time in his collegiate career and the standout Occidental College freshman didn’t disappoint.

March 3, 2012
MEN'S 4X400 RELAY IMPRESSES AGAIN, TIGERS SPLIT MULTI DUAL
LOS ANGELES — The Occidental College men’s 4 x 400 meter relay team is shaping up as one of the best, if not the best, teams in the SCIAC.

February 25, 2012
OXY MEDLEY RELAY TEAM GIVES USC A SCARE
CLAREMONT — For two legs of the men’s distance medley, the Occidental College men’s track and field relay team of Cole Williams (San Francisco), Kevin Cox (Sedona, Ariz.), Will Moseley (Seattle) and Colin Smith (Las Vegas) was in front of USC on Saturday.

February 18, 2012
WILLIAMS NOT FAR BEHIND NATIONAL TEAM RUNNER
CLAREMONT — It didn’t count for anything and the meet was more of an icebreaker for the 2012 Occidental College track and field teams, but the statement Cole Williams (San Francisco) made was still incredible.

February 8, 2012
SORIA, ALLAN INDUCTED INTO TRACK HOF
LOS ANGELES — More than a century after the first Tiger greats were on campus, Occidental College track and field continues to build its legacy.

January 23, 2012
OXY SPRING SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED
LOS ANGELES —The Occidental spring sports teams announced their 2012 preseason and SCIAC schedules this past week. Baseball, women’s water polo, women’s lacrosse, softball, and the men’s and women’s tennis, track and field, and golf teams all face competitive non-conference opponents before commencing SCIAC regular season play.