Oxy Sprints Crew Performs Well at Rossi Relays

Oxy Sprints Crew Performs Well at Rossi Relays

CLAREMONT — Occidental standout junior sprinter Tyler Webb proved that he's in phenomenal shape early in the season, running 10.7 in the 100m to win at the Rossi Relays at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday.

He had a great finish in the last 40 meters, beating a field on mostly scholarship NCAA Division II sprinters.

Webb's time of 10.7 is particularly impressive, not only because it leads the SCIAC currently, but it matched his personal record and is as fast as he was running at the end of last season. It's also faster than Occidental legendary sprinters Hugh Pegan and Jonathan Padron have ever gone at this point in the season, indicating some exciting things to come. 

"Tyler has taken his offseason training really seriously this year and it's paying dividends," Oxy sprint coach Tyler Yamaguchi said. "I expect some exciting things from him in the weeks and months to come."

The Oxy women's sprinters were also outstanding at CMS, led by the 4x100m relay team of Naomi Miyamoto, Emma Yudelevitch, LaShauna Porter and Jada Newkirk ran a solid early-season 48.79. They were the top Division III finishers of the day and third overall.

Porter crushed her individual 100m at 12.59 and Yudelevitch won her heat at 12.74.

The Oxy distancer runners were also solid, led on the men's side by Brody Barkan and Tim McClure who performed well in the 3,000m with lifetime bests. In the women's 3,000m Sabrina Thurber and Kayla Lim both narrowly missed the Oxy all-time top 10 list in the event by less than 2 seconds.

In the field events, Kyle Abundo continued his promising first year campaign with a shot put of 45-07, which led SCIAC competitors on the day. Armand Harvey had a good javelin, throwing 165-08 for his second best throw ever.

Next Meet: Oxy will compete at SCIAC Multi-Dual 1 at Pomona-Pitzer on March 3.

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