SACRAMENTO, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Cross-Country team made an impressive debut in the Capital Cross Challenge held in Sacramento, California on Saturday morning, taking third overall with a score of 134. The Sagehens managed to triumph over several Division I and II programs at the 8K race, defeating the likes of Loyola Marymount, Sacramento State, UC Irvine, and UC Davis. Five Sagehens finished within the top-50 at the meeting, with six finishing below the 25:30.00 mark.
"Today was an important day for the program, as we got to see a course similar to the national meet course and compete against some great programs," said Head Coach Jordan Carpenter. "I thought we competed well overall, but there are certainly some things we would have liked to done a little differently. There is certainly a lot more in the tank for this talented group."
Andy Reischling led the Sagehens at the race, taking fifth overall at 24:17.7. Adin Becker was the next fastest Sagehen, finishing in 30th at 25:07.8. Freshman Dante Paszkeicz took 43rd overall, clocking in at 25:20.4 and Jeremy Adams crossed in 47th at 25:24.8.
Ethan Widlansky finished the race in 50th at a time of 25:26.4 and Owen Woo rounded out in 51st at 25:26.7. Senior Julian DeGroot-Lutzner finished the race in 60th overall at 25:30.7 and sophomore Hugo Ward took 72nd 25:41.
Up Next: The Sagehens will race again on Saturday, October 6 at 7:45 a.m. as they host the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational.