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  • Monday, Nov. 30

    • Women's Soccer

  • Wednesday, Dec. 2

    • Women's Soccer
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Cal Lutheran, 7 pm

  • Friday, Dec. 4

    • Women's Soccer
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Bethesda, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 5

    • Women's Soccer
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Claremont, 2 pm

  • Tuesday, Dec. 8

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 12

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 7:30 pm

  • Friday, Dec. 18

    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Pacific Union, 2:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 19

    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts NW Indian, 7:30 pm

Westmont Takes 11th in Directors’ Cup

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 10th, 2015

For the sixth year in a row, Westmont Athletics has finished in the top 20 in the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup which is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The 11th place finish in the final 2015 standings is the fourth highest in program history. In both 1999 and 2002, the Warriors finished in seventh place. In 1996, the inaugural year of the Directors’ Cup Award, Westmont placed 10th.

The Directors’ Cup seeks to recognize athletic programs which perform well over a variety of sports. Points are awarded based on the best finishes at the national championships by an institution’s teams. A limit of six men’s teams and six women’s teams may add to the point total.

Westmont tallied 601, just 1.5 points behind Cal State San Marcos in 10th place and 23.5 points ahead of Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) in 12th place.

A national championship runner-up finish by men’s basketball earned 90 points for the Warriors while the women’s basketball program brought in 83 points as a national championship semifinalist.

Warriors Claim Four More All-American Titles

Submitted by: Ron Smith - May 23rd, 2015
Jessica Erickson hands baton to Taryn Phipps in 4 x 800 meter relay.

On the final day of competition at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, Westmont athletes claimed four more All-American honors. Elysia Mitchell finished second in the 400 meter dash as did the women’s 4 x 400 meter relay team of Karlie Storkson, Jessica Erickson, Taryn Phipps and Mitchell.

Becky Collier claimed her second All-American title of the championship by tying for fifth place in the high jump. Tyler Moore earned All-American honors with a seventh place finish in the men’s 400 meter dash.

Mitchell ran a time of 54.68 seconds in the 400 meter dash to claim national runner-up status. She finished just 0.003 seconds ahead of third place runner Orenthia Bennett of Southern University New Orleans. Biannca Farrington of Wayland Baptist won the race in a time of 53.81.

“I knew I had to get out hard,” said Mitchell of the race. “I’ve been tending to go too easy on the first 200. I think it went pretty well. The wind really hit going into the curve and the curve felt horrible. I felt like I didn’t move at all.

[men’s results] [women’s results] [photos]

All-Americans Honors for Asselin and Collier

Submitted by: Ron Smith - May 22nd, 2015
James Asselin

James Asselin and Becky Collier earned All-American honors on the second day of the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Mickey Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Asselin, a junior, came from 13th place after eight events to capture fourth place in decathlon. Collier, a sophomore, finished sixth to pick up her fifth All-American title and the second in the heptathlon.

On his way to fourth place, Asselin produced season best marks in five of the ten events – the long jump (6.06m), the shot put (11.47m), the high jump (1.88m), the 400 meter dash (53.47) and the pole vault (3.60m). Despite those efforts, Asselin found himself five places out of All-American honors with just two events to go.

“I knew I was in 13th,” said Asselin. “The pole vault is not a good event for me, but I had a big PR of about 15 centimeters. When I saw that I was 13th going into the javelin, it was a little bit disappointing, but I knew it was still possible.”

In the ninth event, Asseline placed third among the 15 competitors, throwing the javelin for 51.74 meters. As a result, he moved into eighth place in the standings, the final place for earning All-American honors.

[men’s results] [women’s results] [photos part one] [photos part two]

Collier Soars in Heptathlon High Jump

Submitted by: Ron Smith - May 21st, 2015

Multi-event athletes highlighted the show for Westmont on the opening day of the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Sophomore Becky Collier and junior Kristan Holding finished the first day of the women’s heptathlon in fourth and eighth place respectively. Junior James Asselin and senior Ben McCollum will enter day two of the men’s decathlon in 12th and 15th place.

Collier has tallied 2,930 points after four events in the heptathlon. She took first place in the high jump by tying her own school record of 1.78 meters (5-10). Collier jumped 0.12 meters (4.75 inches) higher than her nearest competitor.

Holding also had her best showing of the day in the high jump, taking fifth place with a jump of 1.60 meters (5-3). Her total of 2,749 points was bolstered by a seventh place finish in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 15.55.

Both Collier and Holding are on pace to earn All-American honors, which are awarded to the top eight finishers in each event.

[men’s results] [women’s results] [photos]

Men and Women Earn GSAC Championships

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 25th, 2015
Westmont Men's and Women's Track and Field - 2015 GSAC Champions

Westmont swept the Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships this weekend, with both the men’s and women’s teams claiming first place. For the women, it is the first conference championship in school history. For the men, it is their third win in a row.

Westmont’s women posted 267.50 points to beat out Biola who tallied 211.50 points. Concordia claimed third place with 133.50 points while Vanguard took fourth with 85.50 points.

Of the 22 events, Westmont women won 10. Elysia Mitchell competed in four events – two individual and two relays – and won all four. On Friday she teamed up with Kylie Moore, Noelle Crosby and Alexandria Adams to win the 4 x 800 meter relay in a time of 9:35.75.

On Saturday, Mitchell won the 100 meter dash, tying the school record with a time of 12.05 meters. Later, she posted a time of 63.35 in the 400 meter hurdles to earn not only a GSAC championship, but also automatic qualifying mark into the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

In the final event of the meet, Mitchell, Adams, Kaylin Koopmans and Taryn Phipps won the 4 x 400 meters with an automatic qualifying mark of 3:52.08.

[Track Results] [day two photos]

Warriors Lead GSAC Championships

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 25th, 2015
Sierra Wallen

After the first day of competition, both Westmont’s men’s and women’s teams have built a sizeable lead in the Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships. Westmont’s women have scored 100.5 points and hold a 43.5 points lead over Biola with 57 points. Concordia sits in third with 33 points while The Master’s is fourth with 25.

In the men’s competition, Westmont is up 94 to 43 over second place Biola – a 51 point margin. Arizona Christian is currently in third place with 41 points and Vanguard is in fourth with 25.

The men claimed GSAC Championships in four events on the first day of the two day competition. The men’s 4 x 800 meter relay time of Jacob Grant, Kyle Frederickson, Tyler Bradford and Thomas Hamline posted a time of 8:04.12 to record more than a 19 second victory over Biola.

Shane Rowan claimed the conference crown in the long jump, posting a mark of 6.79 meters (22-3.5). Westmont’s Ben McCollum finished second in the event with a mark of 6.40 meters (21-8).

In the men’s shot, it was Ben Kingsley who won for Westmont with a put of 14.83 meters (48-8).

[Track Results] [photos]

Smelley Honored as Coach of Character

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 12th, 2015
Track & Field and Cross Country Head Coach Russell Smelley received the 2014 NAIA Coach of Character Award.

Westmont’s Russell Smelley was honored today as the 2015 NAIA Coach of Character award winner at the NAIA National Convention.

The NAIA Coach of Character award is given annually to an NAIA head coach who has embraced the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program, demonstrated through sport and instilled a culture of community leadership through volunteering or service.

Since 1979, Smelley has served as the head coach of Westmont’s Track and Field and Cross Country teams.

As the Coach of Character recipient, Smelley was honored as “the epitome of the Coach of Character award; he believes that coaches have the unique opportunity to help develop the character and resilience of their athletes.”

An Historic Trip for Track and Field

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 30th, 2015
Jessica Meyers

While Westmont students and faculty are enjoying spring break, 49 track and field athletes and three coaches have made their way to Richmond, Virginia for a week-long trip that includes competition at the University of Richmond and touring historic sites along the East Coast.

Friday and Saturday saw the Warriors compete with 19 other institutions – including William and Mary, Virginia Commonwealth, Army, Mount Saint Mary’s, Fordham and Virginia Military Institute – in the Fred Hardy Invitational.

In the men’s events, Evan Kramer placed ninth in the 1500 meters, posting a time of 3:56.11, which meets the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field provisional qualification standard.

Tyler Bradford placed fifth in the 3,000 meter race, posting a time of 9:07.14. Daniel Erickson claimed third place in the 5,000 meter race, missing the provisional qualifying time by less than one second with a time of 14:59.96.

Competing in the women’s 400 meter dash, Taryn Phipps placed first among 43 competitors in a time of 57.07. Phipps notched a provisional qualification with her time and was just 0.07 seconds off of the automatic qualification mark.

[men’s results] [women’s results]

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