Reischling Sets New 5K Record At Oxy Invite

Reischling Sets New 5K Record At Oxy Invite

LOS ANGELES, CA. – A handful of athletes from the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Track and Field team competed at the Occidental Invitational this past Saturday in hopes of improving their personal records and getting a spot in the NCAA National Championship.

Andy Reischling broke the school record in the 5,000-Meter Run with a time of 14:07.91, breaking a record held by John Fowler in 2016. He also broke the SCIAC record as well and now boasts the second-fastest time in the country.

"Andy continues to impress me every time he steps on the track," said Head Coach Jordan Carpenter. "All season the plan was to be to chase the school record at this meet and Andy went out an executed to perfection to run the fastest time ever in program history. He is in a great groove right now and I am excited to see what he can do in two weeks at the national championships."

Freshman Hugo Ward also performed well in the 5k, setting a personal record of 15:07.50.

The Sagehens will compete again on Wednesday, May 16 at the Redlands Last Chance Meet before heading to the National Championship.