Harvey Mudd Athletes/Scholars Earn SCIAC HonorsMay 10, 2019
During the SCIAC Championships on April 27–28, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s and women’s track and field teams were victorious, with the women edging Redlands by three points and the men running away from the pack to defeat Pomona-Pitzer by 40 points. The Stags and Athenas combined to win 10 of the 40 individual events, and Harvey Mudd students earned several distinctions.
On the CMS women’s track and field team, junior Sabrine Griffith (engineering) was among the eight Athenas who earned the All-SCIAC distinction for a top-three finish at the league championships. She shared one All-SCIAC distinction with fellow Mudder Aubrey Egerter ’21 (engineering), who is also part of the 4×100 relay team which placed second. Griffith was also honored for her second-place finish in the long jump.
First year Miles Christensen earned the SCIAC Men’s Track and Field Newcomer of the Year Award, and was one of six Harvey Mudd students who were among those receiving all-SCIAC honors for top-three finishes. Christensen earned the honor after an impressive freshman season as a distance runner on both the cross country and track and field teams. He won the 5000-meter title at the SCIAC Track and Field Championships, using an impressive finishing kick to go from 10 strides back with a half-lap to go into a win of over six seconds.
Other Mudders joining Christensen as individual champions at the SCIAC Championships were 4×400 relay team member Keizo Morgan ’22 (computer science) and Reese Peterson ’20 (engineering/shot put), who also earned All-SCIAC honors for taking second place in the hammer and discus.
Also earning All-SCIAC distinction for the Stags were Wilson Ives ’20 (engineering) in the 1500 (third place), Evan Hassman ’21 (engineering) in the steeplechase (second place) and Tse Yang Lim ’20 (computer science) in the triple jump (third place).
CMS hosts the Claremont Multi-Duals May 9–10, and several athletes will head to the Occidental Invitational May 11 as they try to earn NCAA qualifying marks for the national championships later this month.