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Dutton Signs with Westmont Men’s Basketball

May 31st, 2005

Tyler Dutton of Boerne, Texas has signed a letter of intent to play men’s basketball for Westmont College beginning in the 2005-06 school year. “I think Tyler will be a very bright spot in the future of our program,” assessed Westmont Head Coach John Moore. “He is an outstanding student-athlete who comes from a fine tradition of excellence in his high school program.” Luke Williams, a standout for Westmont men’s soccer, is also a graduate of Boerne High School.

The 6′ 2″ guard averaged 15.6 points per game for Boerne High School last season while shooting 51.3% from the floor and 40.3% from beyond the three-point arc. He also averaged 3.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game.

Fleming, Oliver Named All-American Scholar-Athletes

May 31st, 2005
Nate Fleming

Juniors Nate Fleming and Luke Oliver have been honored as 2005 Daktronics-NAIA Men’s Track and Field All-American Scholar Athletes.

Fleming, an English and biology major from Chico, California, carries a GPA of 3.93 and competes in the men’s javelin. On March 26th, Fleming set the school record with a toss of 202′ 7″ (61.76 meters). At the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships last week, Fleming earned All-American honors by finishing 6th in the men’s javelin competition with a mark of 201′ 1″ (61.29 meters).

Oliver is a religious studies major from Winthrop, California who holds a GPA of 3.86. Oliver competed in the men’s marathon at the NAIA Nationals last week taking 22nd place, completing the 26 mile, 385 yard course in a time of 2:40:40. The event was the first time that Oliver had run a marathon.


Megazzi Runs Away with All-American Honors

May 28th, 2005
Aaron Megazzi

Freshman Aaron Megazzi finished third in the men’s 5000 meter race to earn All-American honors at the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Louisville, Kentucky. Megazzi finished in a time of 14:48.71.

“I think I had an advantage because a lot of guys were tired from having competed in the 10K on Wednesday and the 5K prelims on Thursday,” assessed Megazzi who started toward the back of the pack but began moving up in the second lap. “The two fastest runners broke away early leaving four All-American spaces for the rest of the field. I was feeling very strong and knew that if I could stay with the pack, I would have enough to break away.”

After drafting off of two runners for several laps, Megazzi made his move with two and one-half laps to go. Not only did he pull away from the pack, but he also began to close on the two leaders. “I wasn’t really thinking about catching the frontrunners,” said Megazzi. “I just wanted to put some space between me and the rest of the field.” Megazzi finished nearly eight seconds ahead of Kenneth Bowling, the fourth place runner from Oklahoma Christian and only four seconds behind David Cheromei, the second place finisher from Virginia Intermont. The race was won by Fernando Cabada, also of Virginia Intermont, in a time of 14:42.08.

Riggin, Oliver Compete in Marathon at Nationals

May 28th, 2005
Leanne Riggin

Two Westmont Warriors competed in the marathon at the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field championship in Louisville, Kentucky. Neither had ever attempted to run a marathon before.

Freshman Leanne Riggin competed in the women’s competition and junior Luke Oliver took on the course for the men. Conditions were ideal for the 26 mile, 385 yard race. The starter’s gun sounded at 6:30 a.m. as the sun was rising in skies which were clearing from an overnight thunderstorm. The race was conducted in five loops of approximately five miles through a city park and a residential neighborhood. Temperatures were cool as the race began with a mist rising from the ground over parts of the course. “I felt like I was in a movie,” said Riggin of running through the mist.

Riggin placed seventh with a time of 3:10:11.”That was the time I set as a goal,” stated a joyful Riggin at the completion of the race. “I started faster than I had planned on because I was trying to stay up with the pack. But near the end of the second lap, I talked with Maria [Herrera of Concordia] and we agreed to pace each other.” In eighth and ninth place at the time of their contract, the duo kept together for the next two laps, moving up to sixth and seventh. Herrera eventually finished in fourth place.

Stumbo, Megazzi Qualify for 5000 Meter Finals

May 27th, 2005

Westmont Track and Field Athletes went two-for-two in qualifying efforts today at the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Freshmen Anna Stumbo and Aaron Megazzi each qualified in 5,000 meter semifinal heats to advance to tomorrow’s finals at Cardinal Park on the campus of the University of Louisville.

Stumbo finished the second heat of the women’s race in seventh place in a time of 17:39.10. The first six finishers from each heat advance to the finals, along with the next four best times. Stumbo’s effort came less than 24 hours after earning All-American honors in the 10,000 meters. “My legs were tight but I wasn’t drained from yesterday’s race,” reported Stumbo. Despite the tightness, Stumbo bettered her personal best by nine and one-half seconds.

Fleming, Stumbo Earn All-American Honors

May 26th, 2005
Nate Fleming

After the first day of competition at the NAIA Outdoor National Track and Field Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, two Westmont athletes have garnered All-American honors.

In the men’s javelin, junior Nate Fleming placed sixth with a throw of 201′ 1″ (61.29 meters) to earn All-American recognition. “That was the most consistent I have been all year,” reflected Fleming. “None of my throws were under 60 meters and every throw was longer than the previous one.”

In addition to the cheers from fellow Westmont athletes, Fleming had the support of his father (Jeff) and his brother (Cade). “My brother helped me stay loose before the event,” reported Fleming. “We picked up some sticks and had a “sword” fight. Cade chose to support his brother’s NAIA competition despite missing his own high school graduation. “It was great to have my family here,” said Fleming. “When I learned I had taken sixth place, I was so excited I jumped over the fence to give my family hugs.”

Four Named Women’s Tennis All-Americans, Two Scholar-Athletes

May 23rd, 2005
Jennifer Goebel

Four Westmont women have received national recognition for their skills on the tennis court. Senior Jennifer Goebel of Castle Rock, Colorado; junior Jenny Renfer of Monterey, California; sophomore Lorelei Belindean of Vancouver, Washington and freshman Masako Horino of Kanazawa, Japan were each named to the 2005 NAIA Women’s Tennis All-American second team. Goebel and Renfer were also named NAIA All-American Scholar Athletes.

a singles record of 18-6 playing at number four and teamed up with Renfer at number one where they posted a record of 8-12. Renfer is a kinesiology major with a GPA of 3.67. Goebel graduated earlier this month with a degree in communications and a 3.65 GPA.

Belindean played at number three singles for the Warriors, achieving a record of 17-6. She and her partner Gillian Ayres compiled a record of 11-6 playing at both number two and number three doubles. Horino, the Warrior’s number two singles player, notched a 14-10 record in singles and a 10-8 record with her doubles partner Jennie Dunn.

Shorts of Atascadero Signs with Westmont

May 20th, 2005

Head Coach John Moore has announced the signing of 6′ 7″ center Alex Shorts from Atascadero High School to the Warrior Men’s Basketball program. Shorts earned Defensive MVP honors from the PAC-5 League in the 2005-05 season.

“Alex has a tremendous upside and fits the character mold we look for in a Westmont student-athlete,” reported Moore. “The greatest challenge (in recruiting) is finding a post player with good hands and good feet. Alex has both as well as a work ethic that will enable him to develop to the fullest of his potential. We are looking forward to what Alex will bring to our basketball program.”