Lady Mustangs Produce Solid Performances at Pomona-Pitzer
The Pomona-Pitzer Invitational was marked by solid performances from all competing members of the TMC women's squad. Hannah Kellerman and Sarah Pattiison raced the 1500m early afternoon Saturday, with Kellerman running a personal best and new school record of 4:55. Kellerman looks sharp and ready to hit her national qualifying mark in the 5000m at the GSAC Championships, April 29th-30th. "Hannah has put together a great block of training. She's done all the work, and now we're just waiting for the opportunity to come out and run big," said Coach Schroeder.
Also of note, Freshmen Katrina Graham and Micayla Frankian both set new personal records in the 5000m, running tough in what was the final race of the day, with times of 19:08 and 19:52 respectively. Graham's previous best in the 5000m was 19:25, run earlier this season at the Ben Brown Invitational. "Such big progression is always exciting to see from a freshman," Coach Schroeder said. "Katrina does all the little things, and it's paying off."
TMC heptathlete, Ayla Draper, also competed at Pamona-Pitzer, rehearsing three of her seven events for the heptathlon. Following a 16.18 in the 100m Hurdles, Draper set a new personal record in the high jump, with a mark of 5'3". Draper is currently 6th on the NAIA Performance List for the heptathlon. In order to qualify for the National Championships, Ayla must hold one of the top 16 scores in the nation at the end of the regular season. Draper is looking to add several hundred points to her current best at the GSAC Championships in hopes of securing her spot at nationals.