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Calendar & Results

  • Wednesday, April 16

    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Semifinals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        WC 5 Concordia 0
        Live Stats
    • Men's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Semifinals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        Concordia 5 WC 4
        Live Stats

  • Thursday, April 17

    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Finals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        Vangaurd 5 WC 3
        Live Stats

  • Wednesday, April 23

    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

  • Thursday, April 24

    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

  • Friday, April 25

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • GSAC Championships
        At Westmont, 10 am
    • Baseball
      • The Master's at WC, 3 pm

  • Saturday, April 26

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • GSAC Championships
        At Westmont, 10 am
    • Baseball
      • The Master's at WC
        Doubleheader, 12 pm

  • Sunday, April 27

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

Collier Earns National Honors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 9th, 2014
Becky Collier competing in the Heptathlon Long Jump at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational

Westmont freshman Becky Collier has been named the NAIA National Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week. Collier won the group “B” heptathlon last weekend at the Sam Adams Combined Event Invitational.

Collier’s score of 4,824 points established a new school record. The previous record of 4,281 was held by Kristin Hempy in May of 2012. Also exceeding Hempy’s former record last weekend was Kristan Holding whose score of 4,338 points currently ranks third in the 2014 NAIA qualifying list.

Collier’s mark is not only the best in the NAIA so far this season, but also exceeds all of last year’s qualifying marks for the 2013 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship.

While competing in the decathlon, Collier also established a new school record in the high jump, clearing 1.78 meters (5-10). The previous best mark of 1.75 meters (5-9.25) was set by Amber Nixon when she won the 2003 Outdoor National Championship in the individual event.

New School Records at Cal-Neva

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 6th, 2014
Bryan Avendano

A handful of Westmont Track and Field athletes travelled to La Jolla over the weekend to participate in the California-Nevada Championships at UC San Diego. When they travelled back to Santa Barbara, they brought home two new school records.

Elysia Hodges improved her own school record in the 400 meter hurdles by nearly half a second, finishing third in a time of 59.16. Hodges was the only NAIA athlete in the field of 33 competitors. Her time is the best in the NAIA so far this year, 1.40 seconds faster than Amelia Maguin of Southern Oregon who holds the second fastest time.

Also rewriting the Warrior record book were Bryan Avendano, John Nealon, Christian Hatchett and Tyler Moore in the 4 x 400 meter relay. The Warrior quartet finished second with a time of 3:14.23. The time was 0.14 second faster than the mark Avendano, Hatchett, Moore and Quincy Braxton established at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships last season.

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Champions Crowned at Sam Adams

Submitted by: Ron Smith - 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).

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Elite and College Athletes Compete at Sam Adams

Submitted by: Ron Smith - 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]

Records Fall at Westmont Collegiate Classic

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 29th, 2014
Evan Bradford

Two stadium records fell on Saturday at the Westmont Collegiate Classic Track and Field Meet. Westmont’s Elysia Hodges broke her own stadium record in winning the women’s 400 meter hurdles in a time of 59.68. Hodges’ time was 0.26 seconds faster than the previous stadium she set one year ago (March 30, 2013). Hodges easily beat the NAIA automatically qualifying time of 64.00.

Surpassing a stadium record that had stood for 33 years was Antoinette Nana Djimou of the French National Team. Two dozen combined events athletes from the national team of France are training for two and one-half weeks at Westmont. Nana Djimou put the shot 14.45 meters (47-5), which was 0.04 meters farther than Cal State Bakersfield’s Sharen Hamilton threw in 1981.

Nana Djimou was the gold medalist in the heptathlon in the 2012 European Championships and in the indoor pentathlon in the 2011 and 2013 European Indoor Championships.

Westmont’s Becky Collier earned a NAIA National Championship automatic qualifying mark of 1.70 in the high jump. She took second in the event to Sarah Hill of Fresno Pacific who jumped 1.75 meters.

Hodges Wins National Championship in Record Time

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 9th, 2014
Elysia Hodges - Women's 600 meter national champion

Competing at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Geneva, Ohio, junior Elysia Hodges crossed the finish line of the women’s 600 meters in a record time of 1:30.49 to claim the NAIA National Championship.

Among the competitors in the race was Katie Bonnema of Dordt (Iowa) who won in the 2013 championship with a time of 1:31.52. Bonnema finished this year’s race in third, though she bettered her time by 0.36 second; finishing with a time of 1:31.16.

“Elisha ran an ideal, strategic race,” praised Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. “She was under control, found her spot and kept out of the fray. When it was time to go she made her move and carried it to the finish line.”

“After my prelim yesterday, Coach (John) Larralde said, ‘You have to go out with the top runners. They are going to go out faster than you and you have to go with them’,” reported Hodges. “When I broke, I fell right in with Katie from Dordt and (Shani Adams) from Wayland Baptist (Texas).

“The first three were about 43.3 for the first 300. I felt good. We were bumping arms because we were so close together. It felt like we started going faster. I didn’t start feeling tired until about 100 meters left. Wayland Baptist and I had to go on the outside. I could tell that they were getting tired and I was getting tired, but I just went. I had no idea the OBU runner was anywhere near me. About five meters from the finish line I thought, “Oh, my gosh, I’m going to win.”

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Access to Westmont Athletics This Weekend

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 7th, 2014
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Due to technical problems, we are currently unable to update schedules, results and calendars on the Westmont Athletics website. To gain access to information, please use the following links:

Track and Field at NAIA National Championships:
  Live Results
  Video Broadcast

Women’s Basketball at The Master’s, GSAC Tournament Semifinal, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
  Live Stats and Video Broadcast
  GSAC Website

Men’s Basketball at Vanguard, GSAC Tournament Semifinal, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
  Live Stats and Video Broadcast
  GSAC Website

Baseball at The Masters, Friday, 2:00 p.m.; Saturday doubleheader 11:00 a.m.
  Live Stats and Video Broadcast
  GSAC Website

Collier and Holding are Pentathlon All-Americans

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 6th, 2014
All-American's Kristan Holding and Becky Collier with Multi-Events Coach Josh Priester

Westmont’s Becky Collier and Kristan Holding earned All-American honors competing in the pentathlon at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Geneva, Ohio.

Collier, a freshman, tallied 3,395 points to claim fifth place. Holding, who is a sophomore, finished in eighth place with 3,338 points to take Indoor All-American honors for the second year in a row.

“I don’t know when we have had two all-Americans in one event,” said Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. “I can’t remember it happening.”

In the 60 meter hurdles, the first of the five events, Collier posted a time of 9.33 and finished eighth while Holding placed 12th in the field of 16 with a time of 9:57. The second event proved to be decisive for both athletes who tied for third with a jump of 1.65 meters (5-5). The high jumper performance moved Collier into third after two events and Holding into fifth.

In the shot put, Holding took eighth place with a throw of 9.66 meters (31-8.5) while Collier managed a 14th place finish with a mark of 8.90 meters (29-2.5). In the fourth event, which is the long jump, the Westmont athletes tied again, finishing sixth with a mark of 5.15 meters (16-10.75). At the end of four events, Holding was in sixth place and Collier in seventh.

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