Braun Vaults 2nd Best Mark in Oxy History

Braun Vaults 2nd Best Mark in Oxy History

CLAREMONTDelaney Nolin and Melissa Braun headlined the Occidental track and field team's performance at the Pomona-Pitzer Invite on Saturday.

Nolin broke the T38 U.S. Parlympic Record in the 800m, running 3:21.24. She was named the SCIAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week for her performance.

Braun cleared 12-feet, 1.5 inches in the pole vault for the second best mark in Oxy history. The personal record jumps her up to 13th in the country and puts her in position to make the NCAA Division III National Championship Meet in Geneva, Ohio in May.

Oxy star sophomore sprinter Emma Yudelevitch, who was third in the 100m at the SCIAC meet in 2016, ran 12.42. She has gone as fast as 12.35 this season, putting her at second in the SCIAC.

Yudelevitch's first year teammate LaShauna Porter ran 12.53, putting her at fourth in the conference.

Oxy junior 400m hurdle specialist Isabelle Dunne, who has finished second in the SCIAC in the event in back-to-back years, ran 55.96 in the open 400m. Her time of 63.63 in the 400m hurdles is the best in the SCIAC so far this season.

Aria Blumm was the standout among the Oxy distance women, going 11:33 in the 3,000m steeplechase for a seasonal best and the fourth best time in the conference this year.

From the Coach: "This was just another good step in the right direction to prepare for the championship stretch of the season," Oxy head coach Rob Bartlett said. 

Next Meet: The Tigers have an important meet on Saturday at SCIAC No. 3 at Bill Henry Track, hosted by Cal Lutheran. Oxy goes up against Cal Lutheran, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Redlands. 


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