Griffin and Salas win in NC, Leopards compete at Rossi Relays

The La Verne track and field teams posted strong performances last weekend at both the Rossi Relays in Claremont and as well as the JDL DMR Invitational in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Nine Leopards traveled to compete in North Carolina, while the rest of the squad represented La Verne at the 24th annual Rossi Relays hosted at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Burns Track and Field Complex.

Senior Jade Griffin was the sole representative from the women’s squad, but handily won her 200-meter race. Her 25.31 time puts her in the top six in Division III.

Junior distance runner Matthew Salas, hot off a record-breaking season last year, won his 800-meter with a 1:57.91 time.

Senior Christian Mora finished in 18th at 2:04.

Senior sprinter Patrick Cornwell placed sixth in the 400-meter clocking in at 51.79, with fellow senior sprinter Terrance Robinson placing 13th in the 200-meter at 23.56.

Senior Anthony Carter took fifth in the long jump, leaping to 21-06.

Freshman Alex Medina rounded out the men’s squad — placing 15th in the 3000-meter with a 8:57.81 time.

In Claremont, senior Elizabeth Prevadello finished 10th in the 100-meter hurdles but posted at top-three time among DIII, coming in at 15.43. Prevadello also finished 14th in the long jump at 16-07.75.

Senior thrower Matthew Pedroza took seventh overall in the shot put, putting a distance of 46-10.00, while also putting up a DIII top-two hammer throw finish at 146-09.

The Leopards will open up their season next week at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference No.1 meet March 7 at Pomona-Pitzer.

—Joey Matsuzawa

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