AZUSA, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Track & Field delivered top marks in the nation at the Mount San Antonio College Relays and the Bryan Clay Invite this past weekend. Their top performances boosted their ranking to second in the nation by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Assocation (USTFCCCA), the highest the program has reached in history.
"We had a great week at Bryan Clay and Mt Sac," said Head Coach Jordan Carpenter. "We brought a handful of athletes to these meets with the sole goal of setting some fast marks and hopefully a few national qualifiers in the process as well. We were able to execute and have some awesome performances that achieved our goals for the week."
At the Bryan Clay Invite hosted by Azusa Pacific from April 17th to 19th, Hugo Ward ran a 30:49.52 in the 10000 Meter Run fpr a third-place finish, recording the 10th-fastest time in Sagehen History. He currently ranks 26th in the nation. Daniel Hill followed in fourth with a time of 31:05.53.
Danny Rosen placed sixth in the 3000m Steeplechase, recording 8:58.29. His time is the second-fastest in the nation and second in the Sagehen record books. It is also the second-fastest time in SCIAC history as well.
Freshman Dante Paszkeicz placed fifth in the 1500m Run, clocking in at 3:50.58. It was the fifth-fastest time in Sagehen history and ranks eighth in the nation.
At the Mt. Sac Relays, Andy Reischling recorded a season-best 14:20.01 in the 5000m Run, recording the second-fastest time in the nation.
"Now we will turn our focus to the conference championship as we look to defend our 2018 title," said Coach Carpenter. "Hopefully this week built some confidence for this group."
Up Next: The No. 2 Sagehens will head across the street at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for the SCIAC Championship on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28 at Fritz Burns Stadium.