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Calendar & Results



  • Thursday, March 26

    • Women's Tennis
      • Arizona Chr. 5 WC 4
    • Men's Tennis
      • WC 8 Arizona Chr. 1

  • Friday, March 27

    • Track & Field
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC 2 Xavier (La.) 7
    • Baseball
      • WC 17 Wm. Jessup 2

  • Saturday, March 28

    • Track & Field
    • Baseball
      • WC vs. Wm. Jessup
        in Marysville
        Doubleheader, 12 pm
    • Men's Tennis
      • WC hosts Xavier (La.)., 2 pm
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Pt. Loma Naz., 2 pm

  • Monday, March 30

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC hosts Williams, 1:30 pm

  • Tuesday, March 31

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 12 pm
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 2 pm



  • Friday, April 3

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Pomona-Pitzer, 4 pm
    • Track & Field
      • WC hosts Sam Adams
        Combined Events, 11 am

  • Saturday, April 4

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Claremont, 3 pm
    • Track & Field
      • WC hosts Sam Adams
        Combined Events, 11 am
    • Track & Field
      • WC at California Invite
        San Diego, CA, 10 am
          Live Results

  • Tuesday, April 7

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at San Diego Chr., 1:30 pm
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at San Diego Chr., 1:30 pm

  • Wednesday, April 8

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Pt. Loma Naz., 2 pm


  • Saturday, April 11

    • Track & Field
      • WC at Mangrum Invite
        San Marcos, CA, 10 am
    • Baseball
    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Biola, 1 pm
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Biola, 2 pm

  • Sunday, April 12

    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Wm. Jessup
        Rain make-up, 1 pm
          Live Stats

  • Wednesday, April 15

    • Men's Tennis
      • GSAC Championships
        Indian Wells
    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championships
        Indian Wells

  • Thursday, April 16

    • Men's Tennis
      • GSAC Championships
        Indian Wells
    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championships
        Indian Wells

  • Friday, April 17

    • Men's Tennis
      • GSAC Championships
        Indian Wells
    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championships
        Indian Wells
    • Baseball


  • Wednesday, April 22

    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Antelope Vly, 3 pm

  • Friday, April 24

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • WC hosts the GSAC
        Championship, 11 am
    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Concordia, 3 pm

  • Saturday, April 25

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • WC hosts the GSAC
        Championship, 11 am
    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Concordia
        Doubleheader, 12 pm

  • Sunday, April 26

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament

Mitchell Repeats as National Champion

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 7th, 2015
Westmont Women's Track and Field finished fifth at the NAIA Indoor National Championships.

Thanks to today’s first place finish in the 600 meters by senior Elysia Mitchell and three additional All-American performances, Westmont Women’s Track and Field took fifth place at the NAIA Indoor National Championships – the highest finish in program history. The Warriors tallied 41 points, just two points out of fourth place.

Mitchell’s win makes her the first Warrior to repeat as national champion since Amber Nixon won the outdoor high jump in 2002 and 2003.

“Elysia ran a very controlled race, chasing the person who took a hard lead,” said Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. “Once she took the lead with about 160 meters to go, she kept it and extended it all the way down the home stretch. She won it cleanly – no challenge.

Mitchell is now a 10-time NAIA All-American – more than any other athlete in Warrior history.

The Women’s 4 x 400 meter relay claimed All-American honors with a fourth place finish while setting a school record of 3:47.21.

[men’s results] [women’s results]

Dalton Earns Second All-American Title

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 6th, 2015
Alexus Dalton

A day after taking second in the pentathlon at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, Westmont’s Alexus Dalton has earned her second All-American honor by finishing as runner-up in the long jump.

On her fourth attempt, Dalton jumped 5.76 meters (18-10.75) and came within 0.06 meters (3.25 inches) of catching Oklahoma Baptist’s Elizabeth Dadzie who finished first. Dalton’s previous best jump this season was 5.55 meters (18-2.5). The junior transfer’s jump was the third longest in Warrior history; just 0.09 meters off of Kasey Kearin’s school record of 5.85 meters.

Also competing in the event was Kristan Holding who finished 21st with a jump of 5.09 meters (16-8.5).

Elysia Mitchell won the third heat of the women’s 600 meter run, posting a time of 1:36.16. As a result, Mitchell will have an opportunity to defend her national championship which she won last year. Mitchell was the third fastest finisher out of all the heats.

Taryn Phipps just missed qualifying for the finals in the 800 meters, despite running a personal best 2:14.85. After leading most of the way, Phipps finished third in her heat and ninth overall. Phipp’s time was the sixth fastest in the Warrior record books.

[men’s results] [women’s results]

Dalton, Collier Claim All-American Honors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 6th, 2015
Alexus Dalton took second and Becky Collier sixth in the women's pentathlon. Photo by Bryan Avendano

Three athletes from the Westmont Women’s Track and Field time finished in the top 10 in the pentathlon at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Alexus Dalton posted a school record mark of 3,729 points to finish as the national runner-up.

“Alexus had a fabulous meet. She fouled twice in the shot put and she had to take a safety in it,” said Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. “Her second put was actually good. She put her foot on the inside of the toe board and pushed off of it to save the throw and the referee called it a foul.

“Alexus ran valiantly in the 800 meter to hold her spot, making a personal best time,” offered Smelley.

Becky Collier earned her fifth All-American honor with a sixth place. Collier tallied 3.449 points.

Kristan Holding just missed All-American honors with a ninth place finish. With 3,293 points, she finished just 10 points out of eighth place.

“Kristan was only five points off her personal best in the pentathlon,” said Smelley.

[Westmont men’s results] [Westmont women’s results]

Track & Field to Compete at Indoor Nationals

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 4th, 2015
NAIA-Indoor-Track-&-Field-2015

A contingent of 21 Westmont Track and Field athletes have made their way to Geneva, Ohio to compete in 13 events at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships beginning on Thursday, March 5.

Senior Elysia Mitchell will seek to defend her 600 meter national championship which she won last year. With a season best mark of 1:34.28, Mitchell holds the second fastest qualifying time in the field of 19 runners. Last year, she claimed the national champion title with a Westmont record time of 1:30.49.

Sophomore Taryn Phipps is entered in the 800 meter run. Her qualifying mark of 2:15.30 is sixth best of the 21 qualifiers for the event.

Mitchell and Phipps will also compete in the 4 x 400 meter relay, teaming up with freshman Jessica Erickson and junior Kaylin Koopmans. Westmont’s qualifying time of 3:49.04 is second best in the field of 27 relay teams.

Competing in the mile will be junior Jessica Meyers. Her qualifying time of 5:07.86 ranks 16th among the 23 entrants.

The 5,000 meter run will feature two Westmont sophomores. Kelly Collins’ mark of 17:45.45 is the seventh fastest qualifying time out of 33 athletes entered in the event. Emily Williams is the 12th fastest qualifier with a time of 18:12.39.

[meet schedule] [meet heat sheets] [schedule of Westmont men’s team] [schedule of Westmont women’s team]

Records Fall in Triple-Dual Meet

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 22nd, 2015
Katheryn Mohrhoff

The Westmont Track was alive with the sights and sounds of a triple-dual track meet on Saturday as the Warriors hosted NCAA Division I UC Santa Barbara and Pepperdine. School and stadium records were re-written and several Westmont athletes posted qualification marks for the upcoming NAIA Indoor National Championship.

John Nealon was the only Westmont man to record an automatic qualification mark. He posted a time of 1:54.72 in the 800 meter run while finishing a second place to UCSB’s Jordan Scott (1:54.15).

Bradford Ortlund came in first in the 100 meter dash in a time of 11.61. Josh Taylor claimed first in the 200 meter dash with a mark of 23.48.

The Gauchos claimed a 120 to 65 win over Westmont’s men and a 127 to 10 win over Pepperdine. The Westmont men defeated Pepperdine 130 to 12.

The women’s competition was capped at the end of the day with a blistering 4 x 400 meter race. Both UC Santa Barbara and Westmont’s “A” teams beat the previous stadium record. However, Westmont’s Elysia Mitchell pulled ahead down the final stretch for the win.

[results] [scores] [photos]

Warriors Compete in Liquid Sunshine

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 7th, 2015
Distance Medley Relay Competitors

Westmont Track and Field hosted the Sunshine Indoor Open on a rainy day at the Warriors’ outdoor track. The soggy meet saw 359 athletes from 13 schools and three clubs compete in 44 events.

Westmont’s Becky Collier and Madison Herrera finished first and second in the indoor pentathlon, posting point totals of 3,330 and 3,108 respectively. While both marks exceed the minimum requirement to qualify for the NAIA Indoor National Championships, only the 16 athletes in the nation with the top pentathlon marks will be awarded a spot to compete at nationals.

Achieving an automatic qualifying mark was Taryn Phipps in 600 meters. Phipps won the race in a hand time of 1:35.8. Jessica Meyers took second in the mile, notching an automatic qualification time of 5:06.86.

Kelly Collins and Emily Williams each posted automatic qualification times in the 5,000 meters while finishing second and third. Collins completed the distance in a time of 17:42.95 and Williams finished in a time of 18:09.89. Heidi Nicholls took fourth in the event with a provisional qualifying time of 18:30.33.

[results] [photos]

Warriors were Set to Go in On Your Mark Meet

Submitted by: Ron Smith - January 31st, 2015
Shane Rowan

Westmont Track and Field started off the 2015 season by hosting six other teams in the On Your Mark Track and Field Meet on Saturday. Both the men’s and women’s teams took first place in the meet and several Warriors qualified for participation in the NAIA Indoor National Championships, which will be held March 5-7 in Geneva, Ohio.

The On Your Mark Meet included both indoor events and outdoor events. Athletes could not use the outdoor events to qualify for nationals, but they could be used to gain an entry into the GSAC Championships next April.

The Women’s team tallied 264 points to claim first place, outpacing second play California Lutheran who collected 119.5 points. Concordia finished third with 72 points, three more than Vanguard who claimed fourth. A handful of Biola runners tallied 50.5 points for fifth place while William Jessup scored 21 points and Marymount scored nine.

Becky Collier finished first in the high jump with an automatic qualifying mark of 1.70 meters (5-7). Collier also finished first in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 16.02 seconds.

Also earning an automatic qualification into nationals was Elysia Mitchell who won the 200 meter dash in time of 24.77 seconds. Mitchell also won the 100 meter dash, completing the race in a time of 12.25 seconds.

Freshman Jessica Erikson finished first in the 400 meter run in a time of 57.14 seconds, beating the automatic qualification time by over a second. Kelly Collins took third in the 3,000 meter run, but did so in an automatic qualification time of 10:18.56

[results] [photos]

Smelley to be honored as the 2014 NAIA Coach of Character

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 15th, 2014
Track & Field and Cross Country Head Coach Russell Smelley received the 2014 NAIA Coach of Character Award.

Westmont’s Russell Smelley has been honored by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) with its 2014 Coach of Character Award. Smelley is in his 36th year as head coach for Westmont’s track and field and cross country teams.

“What I personally appreciate about Coach Smelley is his consistent pursuit of excellence without compromising the character values he makes the priority of his coaching philosophy,” said Westmont athletic director Dave Odell. “He is a fantastic example of how to be competitive and achieve success in athletics while remaining unwavering in a commitment to teach character and being a role model for both student athletes and coaches alike.

“In my 30 year history with the NAIA, I cannot think of a more deserving candidate for this honor,” continued Odell. “Coach Smelley is deeply imbedded in the fabric of all that is great about the NAIA. He was a champion of character before the term became a part of our culture.”

Asked what the award means to him, Smelley replied, “I hope that it reflects a growing faith and living out a faith in Jesus Christ.

[NAIA National Award Day video]

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