LOS ANGELES, CA — Christopher (Cal) Neikirk won three events, Reggie Reed took first in the shot put and discus, and the No. 22 Pomona-Pitzer Men's Track and Field team split at the second SCIAC Multi-Dual.
No. 22 Pomona-Pitzer 88, Cal Lutheran 69
No. 4 Occidental 91, Pomona-Pitzer 72
Neikirk had an incredible meet, finishing with three individual wins. The sophomore won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.92, the 400 meter hurdles at 54.93, and the triple jump with a mark of 44-04.25. He also took second in the high jump with a final height of 6-03.50.
Neikirk was named SCIAC Athlete of the Week on Monday for the second time this season.
Reggie Reed was dominant in the field events, scoring a pair of wins for the Sagehens. In the shot put the senior finished with a final throw of 44-06.25. He won the discus with a distance of 127-11. He also turned in a fifth place finish in the hammer throw with a mark of 83-04.
Paul Messana took second in the 400 meter dash in an extremely close finish. The senior finshed with a time of 48.63, three one hundredths of a second behind the winner. His finish ranks as the eighth best time in program history.
Nick Vucovich turned in a second place finish in the 800 meter with a time of 1:55.35.
Pomona-Pitzer took third in both of the day's relay events. In the 4x100, Neil Chan, Neikirk, Ryan Abele, and Faraaz Rashidi finished with a time of 42.98. In the 4x400, Neikirk, Vucovich, Lucas White Moon, and Messana crossed the line at 3:21.28.
White Moon took fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 42-11.75. He also tied for fifth in the long jump with a leap of 20-10.50.
Next Meet: The Sagehens next host the Pomona-Pitzer invitational on Saturday, April 8 beginning at 10 a.m.