Men sweep, women drop Multi Dual 3

The Occidental men’s track team improved its SCIAC dual-meet record to 7-1 Saturday, sweeping La Verne (84-78), Pomona-Pitzer (107-50) and Redlands (98-64) at SCIAC Multi Dual 3. On the track, 400-meter hurdler Jesse Wong (senior) broke both his season time…

Eagle Rock native Orpinela finds success in throwing

Eagle Rock’s own Kimberly Orpinela (senior) has a knack for throwing hammers that even Thor would envy. She is one of Occidental’s all-time best female throwers and her personal best hammer throw of 146′ 1″ feet, posted at the SCIAC…

Players of the week

Onyekachi Nwabueze In the second SCIAC Multi Dual meet Saturday, sprinter Onyekachi “Onye” Nwabueze (sophomore) placed first in the 200-meter dash and second in the 100-meter dash. Nwabueze attributes her success in the meet to the hard work she has…

Runners and throwers set personal bests

Occidental’s track and field teams performed strongly in the second SCIAC Multi-Dual meet this past Saturday. The men’s team swept the competition, defeating Caltech 126-18, Chapman 127-16 and Cal Lutheran 95-66. The women’s team went 2-1 for the day, with…

Noah Winnick hits high notes on stage and on javelin runway

Noah Winnick (Junior) is a textbook example of a jock: a thrower for the Occidental track and field team and a former football player. However, his passion for throwing is overshadowed by something entirely different—singing. Winnick is well aware that…

Rising Stars – Week of March 4th

Chloe Hoeber Athletics is an important part of first-year Chloe Hoeber’s family, and though she didn’t plan on running track in college, she could not pass up an opportunity to join the Occidental tack and field team as a high…

Rising Stars – Week of February 24th

Taylor Walton Compared to many of his teammates, Taylor Walton (first-year) is relatively new to track and field. The six-foot-five high jumper had been playing just basketball for most of his life until his English teacher and track coach encouraged…

Track and Cross Country become "Signature sports," other teams may follow

After news broke in August that Occidental’s track and field and cross country teams would receive enhanced status as the school’s “signature sports,” Director of Athletics Jaime Hoffman confirmed that the board of trustees may also increase investment in varsity…

Sports in Brief Issue 12

Athletics at Division III colleges like Occidental may not have the luxuries of world-class facilities or ESPN coverage that are available to many Division I schools, but the athletes who compete for the college are still talented and equally passionate…

Occidental sprints both an art, science for track assistant Tyler Yamaguchi

There is a science and an art to coaching. For track and field and cross country assistant coach Tyler Yamaguchi, the science is in designing performance-maximizing workouts that maintain a balance between intensity and rest. “But then there’s the art,”…

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