Sagehen 4x100 Team Runs Fastest Time In 20 Years

Sagehen 4x100 Team Runs Fastest Time In 20 Years

Claremont, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer 4x100 relay team ran a 42.66, the fastest time in the program since 1992 at a SCIAC Quad meet hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday (along with Occidental and Caltech). In the team scoring, Pomona-Pitzer defeated Caltech, 113-42, but fell to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 136-26.

The Sagehen team of Alex Chong, Titus Van Hook, Matt Sloane (pictured) and Greg Hook finished in 42.66, placing eighth all-time in the history of the program. The school record of 42.2 was set in 1971 (440 yards), while the 1991 and 1992 teams set marks of 42.16 and 42.18, respectively. Pomona-Pitzer finished just .21 behind CMS for first and .07 ahead of Occidental for third in a very close race.

Sloane (22.12) and Van Hook (22.17) also just missed breaking into the top 10 in the 200 meters, as tenth place is currently 22.10, held by Graham Cook (1987). They finished second and third in the meet, respectively, behind Jeff MacDonald of CMS (21.92).

Sloane also earned a second-place finish in the 400 meters at 50.02, with Avi Sheldon fourth at 51.28. Dom Reinhold was dourth in the 800 at 1:57.42, Pryor Stroud was third in the 1500 at 4:03.59, and Alex Johnson was third in the 5000 at 15:29.28.

In the field events, Joe Knight was first in the high jump with a 6-0.75, and Matt Owen was second in the pole vault with a 12-10.25. Garrett Bell was third in the shot put with an even 40-foot throw.

Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action next weekend at the CA/NV Championships.