CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Cross Country teams competed in two meets this weekend as they ran in the Mark Covert Invitational and the Occidental-La Verne-Pomona-Pitzer Triangular Meet.
The Sagehens ended the Mark Covert Invitational with an impressive third place finish as they finished with a score of 81. Cal St. Fullerton finished in first with a low score of 49 and Loyola Marymount took second with a score of 70.
The Sagehens were led by Andy Reischling who took the team's best time at 25.47, which landed him in ninth place overall. Julian DeGroot-Lutzner took the second best finish for the Sagehens as he took 14th overall with a time of 26:10.5 and Jeremy Adams also ended with a top-20 finish as he took 17th with a time of 26:14.
The next three Sagehens finished in a flock as Owen Woo took 26th at 26:30.9, Hugo Ward finished in 27th at 26:31.1 and Carter Stripp ended in 29th overall with a time of 26:33.6. Shortly after, a second flock crossed the line as the trio of Nick Vucovich, Peter Davis and Adam Becker finished in 39th, 40th and 41st with times of 26:47.5, 26:48.9 and 26:48.9, respectively.
The rest of the Sagehen team ran the previous day in the friendly Oxy-La Verne-PP Triangular Meet where Ethan Ashby finished with the top time of 20:12.00. Nicholas Beatty and Gabe Elliott each finished in the top-10 with Beatty at 6th at 20:58.10 and Elliott at 8th with a time of 20:59.
Ian Emlet finished in 16th with a time of 21:33 and Nicholas Borowsky took 22nd with a time of 22:02. Rounding out the day for Pomona-Pitzer was Aaron Gonzalez who took 25th at 22:29 and Bukuru Anaclet and Nathan Gallatin who took 27th and 28th with times of 23:13 and 23:14.
The Sagehens next compete in the UC Riverside Invitational on Saturday, September 16th at 8:00 a.m.