Calendar & Results

Archive for April, 2014

Champions Crowned at Sam Adams

April 6th, 2014
Lindsay Schwartz

Competing at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational, Lindsey Schwartz of the Santa Barbara Track Club claimed first place in the women’s heptathlon “A” group and Becky Collier of Westmont won the women’s heptathlon “B” group.

In the men’s decathlon J. Patrick Smith, a Dos Pueblos High School graduate from Chico State, claimed first in the “A” group with 7,351 points. Drayke Jackson of Sacred Heart (Conn.) claimed first in the “B” group with 6,205 points.

Schwarz’ total of 5,942 points is her second best time ever and serves to qualify her for the 2014 USA Track and Field Championships this coming June. Taking second in the “A” group was Lindsay Lettow who tallied 5,674 points while Shana Woods of Chula Vista Elite placed third with 5,668 points.

In the second day events for the “A” heptathlon group, Woods finished first in the long jump with a distance of 6.26 meters (20-6.5), establishing a new stadium record. Schwartz was second with a jump of 5.95 meters (19-6.25) and Kiani Profit placed third at 5.87 meters (19-3.25).


Warriors Sweep #6 Concordia

April 5th, 2014
Will Barring

On a blustery day at Russ Carr Field, Westmont Baseball (24-14, 15-13 GSAC) took both ends of a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader to complete a three-game sweep of #6 Concordia (29-13, 16-11). The Warriors won the first game by a score of 10-6, and then claimed a 7-3 victory in the seven-inning second game.

“It was a big weekend for our program,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “We have a lot of respect for Concordia. They are a disciplined and well coached team. Our guys had an elevated level of focus that was able to sustain through three games this weekend.”

With the wins, another milestone was reached under Ruiz’ rebuilding of the Westmont Baseball program. For the first time since April 15, 2000, the Warriors are 10 games over .500.

Headed into the final three weeks of the conference regular season, the Warriors find themselves in a dog fight for one of four positions in the GSAC postseason tournament. The top four teams will advance to the double-elimination conference tournament that begins on May 1. The top five teams are separated by only four and one-half games.

[game 1 box] [game 2 box] [more photos]

Warriors “Shaikh” Eagles

April 4th, 2014
Torin Shaikh

Westmont Baseball (22-14, 13-13 GSAC) took down #6 Concordia (29-11, 16-9) by a score of 6-3 on Friday in a Golden State Athletic Conference game at Russ Carr Field.

Torin Shaikh (5-3) gave the Warriors eight solid innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on nine hits. Shaikh struck out four and did not allow a walk. Hunter Christenson earned his second save of the season by pitching the ninth inning without allowing a hit.

The Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Joey Gonzales connected for a one-out single then reached second on a single by Brandon Gildea. David Gabel then reached when his line drive to centerfield was allowed to drop so that the Eagles could retire courtesy runner Ryan Beveridge at second.

[box score] [more photos]

Elite and College Athletes Compete at Sam Adams

April 4th, 2014
Ashton Eaton competing in the 100 meters during the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational at Westmont.

The first day of the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational saw world caliber decathletes and pentathletes compete alongside college athletes from both NAIA and NCAA institutions on the beautiful Westmont College Track in the foothills of Montecito. The event is named for former UC Santa Barbara track and field coach Sam Adams who spent a lifetime training elite level multi-event athletes and coaching college track and field competitors.

The men’s decathlon and the women’s heptathlon were each divided into two competitions designated “A” and “B” with the elite level athletes assigned to the “A” competition.

The men’s decathlon “A” competition started with the 100 meters, which was won by Ashton Eaton in a time of 10.43. Eaton, the reigning world champion and Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, is one of several athletes competing in selected events. Steven Bastien of Samford (Ala.) took second in the event with a time of 10.85 with J. Patrick Smith of Chico State (Calif.) finishing third in a time of 10.95. Smith is an alumnus of local Dos Pueblos High School.

[dec “A” results] [hept “A” results] [dec “B” results] [hept “B” results]