CLAREMONT, Calif. (Apr. 11, 2015) – Junior Anup Kishore (Chappaqua, N.Y. / Horace Greeley) paced the Beavers with a total of 16 points across four events as the Caltech men's track and field team earned its first SCIAC dual victory since 2011, 92-48 over Chapman University, as it joined the women's team in a four-way multi-dual at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on Saturday.
"Coming into today, it looked like things would be very close against Chapman," Head Coach Ben Raphelson said. "The final score was indicative of what an outstanding team performance we had today. A lot of student-athletes stepped up and today showed great progress for both programs."
Kishore took fourth place overall in the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, eight inches and fifth in both the high jump (five feet, one inch) and pole vault (11 feet, ¼ inch), rounding out his day with a javelin throw of 90 feet, 11 inches for ninth place.
Junior Morgan Hill (San Diego, Calif. /Wasatch Acad.) earned a pair of five-point hauls and one three-pointer against Chapman, placing 10th overall in the discus and shot put and sixth in the hammer. He saved his best throw for last on each occasion, including a full three-foot improvement in the shot to beat out the Panthers' top thrower.
Senior Ben Grabowski (Lake Forest Park, Wash. / Inglemoor) and sophomore Jordan Bonilla (Weston, Fla. / Cyrpress Bay) racked up 11 and seven points, respectively, across three events each, with Bonilla narrowly missing out of the scoring in a fourth. Grabowski earned five points in the discus and javelin and snuck into the scoring in the hammer with one point, while Bonilla picked up three points in the hammer and javelin and one in the shot.
The Beavers picked up some big points in the running events as well. Their top individual scorer was Freshman Alec Ho (Vancouver, Wash. / Columbia River), who made his debut in both the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles, earning five points in each. In the 5000-meter run, senior Juan Adame (Sylmar, Calif. / Sylmar Math, Science and Tech.) and junior Alex Anemogiannis (Atlanta, Ga. / Marist School) placed third and fifth overall, respectively, to claim a combined eight points over Chapman behind a pair of career-best times. Adame ran a 16:22.49 while Anemogiannis made up significant ground to blow past a Panther runner in the final strides for a four-point swing. Junior Elliot Simon (Alexandria, Va. / Thomas Jefferson) and freshman Christopher Haack (New York City, N.Y. / The Browning School) teamed up to collect a combined four points in the 800-meter run. Senior Victor Duan (Darien, Ill. / Illinois Math and Science Acad.) and junior Kevin Yei (Carlsbad, Calif. / La Costa Canyon) held down the sprints as usual, combining to score seven points. Duan shaved .10 off his 100-meter dash time to record an 11.65 and clocked his first sub-24-second time in the 200-meter dash, running a 23.94, while Yei dropped nearly three full seconds to finish a mere .04 behind Chapman's top runner in an impressive 54.25.
Senior Jared Forte (Lake Elsinore, Calif. / Elsinore) and junior Aditya Bhagavathi (West Windsor, N.J. / West Windsor-Plainsboro North) also claimed five points apiece in the dual scoring. Forte debuted in the 3000-meter steeplechase with the sixth-fastest time in program history at 10:08.74 to place third overall, while Bhagavathi was the runner-up by just .43 of a second in a deep and fast 1500-meter run field, cracking the four-minute barrier for a second straight time. The 4x400-meter relay team of Bhagavathi, Yei, senior Eric Martin (The Woodlands, Texas / College Park) and Ho capped the scoring with a six-second margin of victory over Chapman, clocking a 3:39.05.
On the women's side, junior Bridget Connor (Albuquerque, N.M. / Albuquerque Acad.) inched closer to the top pole vault mark in program history, clearing a height of nine feet, two ¼ inches, and picked up another top finish vs. Chapman in the javelin. Sophomore Lucy Chen (Boonton Township, N.J. / Mountain Lakes) posted career-best marks in the 200m (14.92) and triple jump (30 feet, seven inches), improving by a half second and two feet, respectively. Freshman Serena Delgadillo (Denton, Texas / Texas Acad. of Math and Science) picked up a handful of points with a fifth-place overall finish in the hammer throw, while senior Stephanie Reynolds (Tallahassee, Fla. / Lawton Chiles) garnered several points against both Chapman and Whittier College in the 800m and 1500m.
Raphelson and the Beavers will head to the Beach Invitational in Cerritos, Calif. on Saturday, Apr. 18.