Westmont relay team earns All-American honors

At the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, Westmont’s women’s 4 x 800 relay team highlighted the day for the Warriors by earning NAIA All-American honors. Ali Johnson, Corrine Cherne, Cici Johnson and Theresa Nealon placed seventh in the event finals, completing the race in a time of 9:26.06. The mark is the fifth fastest time in Warrior history.

Earlier in the day, Elysia Hodges finished second in her heat of the 600 meters to earn a spot in Saturday’s finals. Hodges posted a time of 1:36.67 which ranks third all-time in the Warrior record book. Hodges is the school recorded holder in the 600 meters, having posted a time of 1:33.70 at the Westmont Sunshine Indoor Open on February 2.

Quincy Braxton placed sixth in the second heat of the 400 meters prelims with a time over 49.36. His time did not allow him to advance to tomorrow’s finals.

Jake Jeanson recorded a time of 8:45.02 in the 3000 meters and finished in eleventh place in the second heat. Jeanson also did not qualify to advance.

The final day of competition on Saturday will see Shane Rowan compete in the Triple Jump and Hodges compete in the finals of the 600 meters. The women’s distance medley team of Jordan McCall, Hodges, Nealon and Jessica Meyers is also scheduled to compete in Saturday’s finals.