SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Day one of the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Track & Field Championships got off to a great start for Menlo College on Thursday at Westmont College. Elijah Redding-Moment became Menlo's first individual champion of the event by hitting his second PR in as many meets to take home top honors in the long jump. This marks the second consecutive season a Menlo Oak has earned first place in the long jump. As a team, the Menlo men are currently in fifth place with 16 points with host Westmont comfortably in first with 93 points.
Three Menlo women's track and field athletes are in the midst of the Heptathlon where Dorian Aberouette currently leads the pack after day one. Aberouette has 2427 points, followed by Brianna Stoppa of Westmont with 2362. Menlo teammates Aubrie Usui and Anisah Smith are third and fourth with 2152 and 2054 points respectively. Aberouette climed to the top with season best marks in three different events: the 100h (16.61), high jump (5-0.5/1.54) and the 200 (28.00). Usui posted personal best marks in the 100h (16.06) and the 200 (28.06) and Anisah Smith hit a personal best in the 100 and the shot put.
Three different Oaks advanced to the finals on Friday including Megan Thompson in the 800 (2:20.46), Porter Hansen in the 400 (50.33) and the 200 (22.90) and Noble Boutin in the 1500 with a personal best of 4:08.05.
The final day of the Track & Field Championships, hosted by Westmont College kicks off on Friday morning. Live video can be found at www.portal.stretchinternet.com/westmont.