LOS ANGELES — Tiger distance standout Deanna Dupuy (Newbury Park) further improved her Occidental resume at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday, as she set a new personal record (PR) in the 1,500-meters by six seconds. Her time of 4:44.26 minutes puts Dupuy fifth in the SCIAC on the 2013 campaign and 10th all-time in Oxy history.
In addition to Dupuy, three other Tiger women had success on the day. Ayana-Malkia Foster (Oakland) set her collegiate best in the 400-meters with a time of 58.88 seconds while Jenny Quilty (Sheffield, Mass.) moved to ninth all-time at Oxy with a PR of 25.92 seconds in the 200-meters. Also, jumper Brooke Staton (Clarksville, Md.) set a PR in the triple jump with a distance of 36-0.75 feet.
On the men's side, Charles Chisom (Palo Alto) recorded a PR in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.14 seconds. Jesse Wong's (San Mateo) 400-meter hurdles time of 54.76 seconds improves his mark as the SCIAC leader this season, while Colin Smith's (Las Vegas) 3:58.62-minute 1,500-meter time moves him to third on the SCIAC list for the year.
Both teams travel to Mt. SAC Relays on April 18-20 before running in the SCIAC Championships hosted by Cal Lutheran on Oxy's own Bill Henry Track on April 26-27.
"We had a really good day today that was highlighted by some great individual lifetime best performances," Occidental College head coach Rob Bartlett said. "Our season is coming to a crescendo at just the right time, and today was a great confidence-booster for us ahead in the SCIAC Championship meet in two weeks. We'll put the final pieces of the puzzle together between now and then and go in to that meet ready to compete hard as a team."