CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Cross Country team hosted the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational at Strehle Track and finished in second place (62 points) behind meet-winner Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday morning. Every school in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) were present at the meet as well as a couple NAIA programs and Stevenson. The Sagehens were missing a handful of runners who were competing at Principia College for the NCAA Pre-Nationals.
Julian Sandoval of Whittier took first place overall at 25:03.12 and Thomas D'Anieri of CMS took fifth at 25:34.59.
An 8K meet, the course extended from Sixth Street and the tennis courts to the Pomona-Pitzer Soccer Stadium, with several loops around the soccer field and Strehle Track. The Sagehens saw three runners finish in the top-15. Freshman Ethan Ashby was the highest finisher among the Hens, taking ninth overall at 25:56.36 and breaking the 26:00.00 mark for the first time. Sophomore Adin Becker took 12th at 26:05.49 and his classmate Daniel Rosen took 14th at 26:12.20.
"It was great to see some of our young guys step up with our top squad travelling," said Head Coach Jordan Carpenter. "We had multiple runners step up and set personal bests, nearly beating No. 22 CMS."
Up Next: The Sagehens will take a break next weekend and compete again on Saturday, October 28 at the SCIAC Championship at Prado Park at 9:45 a.m.
36. Daniel Hill: 26:59.50
40. Gabe Elliott: 27:03.22
51. Kellen Browning: 27:25.81
66. Bukuru Anaclet: 27:55.73
75. Carter Floyd: 28:07.08
83. Nick Beatty: 28:19.38
94. Ian Emlet: 28:41.98
117. Nathan Gallatin: 29:36.70