FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (Feb. 3, 2018) – The Caltech men's and women's indoor track and field teams participated at the Northern Arizona University-hosted Mountain T's Invitational over the weekend and have already begun to build momentum heading into the outdoor schedule.
Freshman Nora Griffith (Santa Cruz, Calif. / Santa Cruz) picked up a heat victory in the first day of two in Flagstaff when she ran a 28.06 in the 200m dash. The time marked one of her best dating back to her junior year of high school where she completed the dash just .05 seconds faster. Griffith returned to action the next day in the 60m hurdles event and beat out four other runners in her first-ever crack at the event. Another first occured on the women's side when junior thrower Muskaan Goyal (Apple Valley, Minn. / Eastview) made her debut as a rotational shot putter. She also gained some experience in the weight throw, an indoor-only event.
Men's sprinting specialist Jesse Cai's (McLean, Va. / Thomas Jefferson Science and Technology) weekend took on a similar form to Griffith's. After a 23.63 showing in the 200m dash where he nearly won his heat, the sophomore went on to compete in the 60m dash the following day and gained experience in a field consisting primarily of SCIAC competition.
Head Coach Ben Raphelson and the Beavers will now turn their full attention toward the outdoor season, where they will begin at the Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17.