Competing one last time before the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships, the Cal Lutheran women’s track and field team went up against some of the best athletes in the world at the Bryan Clay Invitational and Mt. SAC Relays over the past two days.
Returning to SCIAC action for the final time of 2015 in a dual meet setting, the Cal Lutheran women’s track and field team came away from the event at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps with numerous personal best marks.
She knew that she wanted to continue her running career without the pressures associated with a scholarship program, so when it came time for Taelor Young to decide on a school she chose Division III and Cal Lutheran where she also knew she would feel content with numerous opportunities to compete while earning a degree close to home.
After opening the season ranked No. 10, the Cal Lutheran women’s track and field team jumped to the No. 8 spot in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III poll, as it was announced earlier this week.
For the first time of the spring, Cal Lutheran women’s track and field thrower Allie Hadleyfound her name on the National stage. In an announcement from the USTFCCCA this morning, Hadley was selected as the Division III Female Athlete of the Week for her performance over Easter Weekend.
Most members of the Cal Lutheran women’s track and field team traveled to San Diego for the California Collegiate Invitational, but Sarah Parsons visited familiar territory at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational to represent the Regals.
Cal Lutheran is one of 450 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 6-12, all members will host Division III Week, aimed at celebrating what those schools have to offer student-athletes in the classroom, in the field of play and in the community during the 41st year of the NCAA.
Competing at Occidental College for the second straight meet, the Cal Lutheran women’s track and field team defeated the Tigers 110-48, but fell 85-76 at the hands of Redlands at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) No. 2 meet on Saturday.
Before the athletes and coaches at Cal Lutheran could prove their worth in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the university needed an advocate to help build bridges in the transition.