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  • Friday, April 24

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
    • Baseball

  • Saturday, April 25

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Concordia
        Doubleheader, 12 pm
        Game 1: WC 2 CUI 0
        Game 2: CUI 4 WC 3
          Live Stats
            Game 1
            Game 2

  • Sunday, April 26

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

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]

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

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.

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