Men's Track and Field: Sagehens Defeat Caltech; Fall To Occidental At SCIAC Quad Meet

Men's Track and Field: Sagehens Defeat Caltech; Fall To Occidental At SCIAC Quad Meet

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer men's track and field team finished with a 122-20 win over Caltech and fell to Occidental 93-70 at the SCIAC Quad Meet on Saturday afternoon at Stehle Track.

Sophomore Calvin Aylward finished in first place overall and fourth all-time in program history in the Javelin Throw with a distance of 193-3 feet.

The Sagehens started off the running events as freshman Marcus Polk finished in second overall in the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 22.10 and sophomore Ryan Abele finished in fifth overall clocking in at 22.82.

Senior Avi Sheldon finished in third in the 400 Meter Dash as he came in with a time of 50.54.

The Sagehens took third, fourth, fifth and sixth overall in the 800 Meter Run with freshman Julian DeGroot-Lutzner finishing with a time of 1:56.59, sophomore Nick Vucovich with a time of 1:56.59, freshman Nathan Gallatin with a time of 1:59.02 and sophomore Gabe Elliott with a time of 2:00.30.

Pomona-Pitzer took first, second and third in the 1,500 Meter Run with senior John Fowler taking first at 3:57.56, freshman Peter Davis in second at 3:59.62 and junior Paul Messana in third at 4:00.27.

The Sagehens also took first, second, third and fourth in the 5,000 Meter Run with junior Charles Watson coming in at 5.28.69, sophomore James Kinney came in at 15.42.79, freshman Colin Mulligan came in at 15:53.15 and senior Corey Purcella finished at 16:22.95.

Purcella also took first in the 3,000 Meter Steeplechase clocking in at 9:28.55.

Two Sagehens finished at the top of the board in the 110 Hurdles with Polk in first with a time of 1:00.01 and freshman Christopher Neikirk in second clocking in at 1:00.02. Neikirk also took first in the 400 Meter Hurldes with a time of 54.52.

The Sagehens took second in the 4x400 Meter Relay with the team of Sheldon, senior Andrew Segraves, Gallatin and Messana clocking in with a time of 3:25.61.

Sophomore Brandon Hull took first place in the Pole Vault at 4.09 meters. Sophomore Alex Findlay took third in the Long Jump with a distance of 6.34 meters and also took second in the Triple Jump at 12.13 meters.

"Our guys continue to see hard work paying off", said Head Coach Robert Neely. "They competed well today, with strong showings across event groups. The goal moving forward will be to get healthy and prepare for some competitive upcoming meets."

The Sagehens next hit the track as they host the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m.