In field events, Becky Collier, who had previously earned an automatic entry into the high jump event at indoor nationals with a jump of 1.70 meters, added another five centimeters to her season best, clearing 1.75 meters (5-8.75).
Kristan Holding exceeded the provisional qualification standard in the long jump with a mark of 5.37 meters (17-7.5), bettering her previous season best of 5.11 meters.
Shane Rowan exceeded the provisional qualification mark in the men’s triple jump, posting a distance of 14.06 meters. However, he previously earned an automatic qualification with a jump of 14.30 meters.
In racing events, Taryn Phipps finished first in the women’s 200 meters with a time of 25.47, good enough for a provisional qualification. In the women’s mile, Jessica Meyers turned her previous provisional time of 5:11.53 into an automatic qualification of 5:08.99.
Kelly Collins had a strong race in the women’s 3,000 meters, taking first place in a time of 10:19.62, more than eight seconds faster than the automatic qualifying time.
The Westmont women’s 4 x 400 meter team of Kylie Moore, Kaylin Koopmans, Lorien Patmore and Collier also posted a provisional qualification time of 4:02.87 while finishing in second place.
In the men’s races, Tyler Moore won the 400 meters with an automatic qualification time of 48.61 meters and Nathan Evan claimed a provisional qualification in the 800 meters with a second place finish in 1:56.22.
Evan Bradford placed third in the mile in a time of 4:16.03, nearly two minutes faster than the automatic qualification mark.
As is traditional, the running events concluded with the men’s 4 x 400 meter race. The Westmont team of Bryan Avendano, John Nealon, Christian Hatchett and Tyler Moore outpaced UC Santa Barbara to finish first in a time of 3:17.13, which is 1.97 seconds ahead of the automatic qualification mark.
In other events not competed at indoor nationals, Elysia Hodges won the women’s 100 meters with a time of 12.06, just 0.01 off of the school record. She also won the 400 meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in a time of 60.72. Kyle Kemper won the men’s javelin with a throw of 53.39 meters (175-2).