Westmont Magazine Two Teams Compete at Nationals
Eight men and six women represented Westmont at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Edwardsville, Ill., in May. Senior Robbie Cherry (right, center) earned All-American honors by taking second place in the men’s marathon. His time of 2:29:41 is the fourth fastest in Westmont history and serves as a crowning achievement to his collegiate career. Freshman Megan Wong passed two competitors in the final two laps to claim All-American honors in the women’s 3,000 meter race walk. She finished sixth with a time of 15:50.13, more than 50 seconds better than her previous record.
When the NAIA released its women’s tennis preseason poll in February, the Warriors didn’t appear on the list. After a remarkable season, the team earned a No. 12 ranking, an 11-11 record in the competitive Golden State Athletic Conference and an at-large invitation to the national tournament. The women lost in the second round to No. 3 Azusa Pacific (17-5) after defeating No. 25 University of Mobile in the first. Freshman started in the top three singles positions.