The Cal Lutheran women’s track and field team competed at the Occidental Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic all day Friday and turned in a handful of strong performances at the Bill Henry Track inside Jack Kemp Stadium.
Announced on Monday afternoon by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Alexa Barnes of the Cal Lutheran women’s track and field team was named Athlete of the Week based on her performance at the SCIAC No. 1 Multi-Dual meet on Saturday.
In the first head-to-head conference meet of the season, the Cal Lutheran women’s track and field team swept its slate of opponents on Saturday, downing Caltech 139-12 and La Verne 102-59, at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Multi-Duals No. 1 at Ortmayer Stadium.
Competing for the first time in three weeks, the Cal Lutheran women’s track and field team returned to action on Saturday at the 20th Annual Rossi Relays hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the Burns Track Complex.
The eagerness to compete shined through as seven Regals broke into the CLU record books with exceptional performances.
With more incoming student-athletes than returners, the Cal Lutheran women’s track and field team will rely on an infusion of youth, coupled with its experience, to stay competitive after a third place finish in the SCIAC standings last season.
Announced at the end of July, the Cal Lutheran men’s and women’s track and field teams were honored with USTFCCCA All-Academic awards while a trio of senior student-athletes finished their respective careers with individual accolades as well.
The 2015-16 academic year was a memorable one for the Cal Lutheran athletics department. With 430 student-athletes occupying 460 roster spots, a number of milestones were met including the first NCAA Division III National title in school history, which was achieved by the women’s volleyball team, and an individual national champion crowned to round out the year.