SANTA CLARA, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Cross Country Team hit a new milestone at the Santa Clara Invitational, breaking the program record for top-five runner time in a 6K. The top-five finishers combined for a time of 1:48.41, breaking a record set back in 2012. The Sagehens finished 16th overall, but were the only Division III school among Division I programs at the race.
"This was a very impressive run, and we accomplished a big step forward with our team today," said Head Coach Kirk Reynolds. "Now we head into the championship portion of the season, and I'm excited to see our team compete at home in both the Conference and West Regional meets, and earn a team berth back to the National meet. We have some unfinished business there."
Lila Cardillo was the fastest finisher among the Sagehens with a 19th place finish overall at 20:51.5. Helen Guo took 43rd overall at 5:44.0 and Rosie Linkus placed 88th at 22:01.1. Ela Nickels was the fourth-fastest finisher for the Sagehens at 22:18.6 and Abigail Loiselle was closely behind in 122nd at 22:19.6. Outside of the top-five, Sophia West finished 167th overall at 23:01.5 and Madeleine Mount-Cors took 174th at 23:19.0.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next prepare for the SCIAC Championship hosted at Strehle Track in Claremont, CA on Saturday, November 2 at 9:15 a.m.