Julia Reedy sets national record in hammer throw
One year after the women’s hammer throw record was set by former Gaucho Liz Tepe, sophomore Julia Reedy set a new record at the Tiny Lister Invitaional at California State University. Los Angeles on Friday.
Reedy’s throw set the national junior college record at 192′ 1″, breaking the previous record by over five feet. Tepe set the record last year also at the Tiny Lister Invitational with a throw of 186′ 8″.
Saddleback College holds the record in both the women’s and men’s hammer throw. Former Gaucho Remy Conatser set the men’s record last year with a 217′ 4″ throw.
Gauchos softball falters under Santa Ana’s offense
Gauchos opening day starter Sydney Abounassar was knocked around by the Dons on Friday, giving up severn earned runs on nine hits in the 10-0 loss.
Over five innings of play, Saddleback’s offense was only able to get three hits, and failed to have a runner advance past second base. Abounassar surrendered five or more runs for the third time in her last five starts as her ERA rose to 5.44 on the season.
With the loss to Santa Ana, the Gauchos have lost three straight, and have failed to score a run for the second consecutive game. Theur next home game will be on Friday, Apr. 12 when they host the Fullerton College Hornets.
IVC women’s tennis drops conference match to Cypress
The Irvine Valley College women’s tennis team managed to only win one match in singles play in the 6-3 loss to the Cypress College Chargers.
Lasers sophomore Alyssa Harper took the No. 1 singles match 6-0. 6-3 for IVC’s lone singles victory. The Chargers swept the Lasers in the No. 3, 4, 5, and 6 singles matches. The No. 2 singles match was the only match to go to three sets, as Sofia Robolledo of the Chargers defeated Lasers freshman Ashley Athanas 3-6, 6-3, 7-6.
The Lasers saw most of their success in the doubles matches as Harper and freshman Kristina Ebon won the No. 1 doubles match 8-6, while Athanas and freshman Gabrielle Alviar took the No. 2 doubles match 8-4.