CHINO, CA. –The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Cross Country Program took second place at the SCIAC Championship meet on Saturday morning, with three runners finishing within the top-10. Running under ideal weather conditions, the Sagehens scored 56 points at the meet, just 22 points behind meet champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Helen Guo was named meet champion for the first time in her career, taking first overall with a time of 22:59.3. This marked the second time the Sagehens saw an individual champion come from their program in three years, the prior Sagehen champion being Maya Wiegel back in 2016.
"We ran very well," said Head Coach Kirk Reynolds. "Our top three ran exceptional races, and to have Helen and Lila go 1-2 on the conference was very impressive. We look ahead now to the West Regional meet up in Washington state, where a team goal is to secure a berth to Nationals."
First year Lila Cardillo impressed in her first postseason meet, taking second overall at 23:27.7, while her classmate Genevieve DiBari took seventh at 23:59.5. Rosie Linkus was the fourth-fastest finisher for the Sagehens, taking 25th overall at 25:13.5, and Madeleine Mount-Cors took 31st at 25:27.0. Maddie Bennet also finished within the top-50 at the meet, crossing in 44th at 25:55.2.
Up Next: The Sagehens will take a handful of runners to compete at the NCAA West Regional in Walla Walla, Washington in two weeks on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m.