Garnatz, Messana, Fowler Win Individual Titles At SCIAC Quad

Garnatz, Messana, Fowler Win Individual Titles At SCIAC Quad

Los Angeles - Senior Chris Garnatz (javelin - pictured). junior John Fowler (5000) and sophomore Paul Messana (800) won their top individual events for the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Track and Field team at the final SCIAC Quad meet of the season.

Pomona-Pitzer competed against Occidental. Redlands and La Verne at the Quad Meet, and fell in all three decisions to see its dual record move to 4-4 on the year. 

Garnatz took first in the javelin by almost 25 feet, throwing 184 feet, eight inches, while second place was Noah Winnick of Occidental at 160 feet, two inches. Garnatz was just shy of his personal best of 185-1 set at the last SCIAC Quad meet. 

Messana led a dominant performance from Pomona-Pitzer in the 800, as the Sagehens took four of the top five spots.  Messana won in 1:55.33, while Nick Vucovich, Andrew Segraves and Nick Beatty came in third through fifth.

Fowler earned an individual title in the 5000 as well, crossing the line in 15:13.30. Freshman James Kinney came in third place.  Junior Bennett Kopperud earned a second place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, but did not compete in the 400 hurdles after winning a SCIAC title in that event last year. 

Pomona-Pitzer is back in action on Friday at the Azusa Pacific Invitational.