Men's Track and Field: Sagehens Go 2-2 At Final SCIAC Quad Meet

Men's Track and Field: Sagehens Go 2-2 At Final SCIAC Quad Meet

LA VERNE, Calif. -- The Pomona-Pitzer men's track and field team defeated Chapman 122-24 and defeated Cal Lutheran 108-50 but lost to La Verne 89-74 and lost to CMS 100-63 on Saturday afternoon at the SCIAC Quad meet in La Verne, California.

The Sagehens started off the day with freshman Marcus Polk winning the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.91, which lands him sixth all-time in Pomona-Pitzer history.

Freshman Christopher Neikirk finished in second place in the 110 hurdles behind Polk with a time of 15.18. Neikirk also won the 400 meter hurdles clocking in at 54.84 and claimed second in the high jump at 1.92 meters.

Senior Corey Purcella went on to win the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 9:25.01.

Junior Paul Messana took first place in the 800 meter run clocking in at 1:53.52 and sophomore Nick Vucovich took third with a time of 1:55.55

Charlie Watson won the 5,000 meter run with a time of 15:17.28 and right behind him was freshman Andy Reischling who took second with a time of 15:17.19.

Freshman Peter Davis claimed second place in the 1,500 meter run as he finished with a time of 3:58.52 and senior Avi Sheldon finished in second place in the 400 meter run with a time of 50.47.

Sophomore Calvin Aylward finished the day for the Sagehens and won the javelin competition with a distance of 180-6.

"With the quality teams in today's meet, we tried to approach it as a dry run for SCIAC championships", said Head Coach Robert Neely. "I think the guys were able to see some areas where we can be successful and some other areas where we need still need a little work.  Moving forward, we look to bring a healthy, competitive team to Eagle Rock on April 29th and 30th for SCIAC prelims and finals."   

The Sagehens next run in the SCIAC Championships hosted by Caltech (at Occidental) beginning on Friday, April 29th at 10:30am (field events) and 3:30pm (track events).