CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Track and Field Team hosted the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational at Strehle Track on Saturday, and came out hoping to exceed personal expectations. Competing alongside 1,500 athletes from the professional ranks as well as Division I, II, III, and NAIA programs, the Sagehens posted several encouraging results moving forward into the season.
"This week we had a break in the conference schedule as we hosted our home invitational," said Head Coach Jordan Carpenter. "The focus shifted from the team score to individual performances. Today we had a number of season and lifetime bests. I think that our performances today will give us some momentum and confidence as we head into the final weeks of our conference schedule."
Danny Rosen ran the fastest race among Division III athletes in the 1500 Meter run, taking fifth overall at 3:54.84. His time was the sixth All-Time in Pomona-Pitzer history. Carter Floyd followed as the second-fastest Sagehen in that event, taking 13th overall at 3:58.22.
Over in the 5000m run, Owen Woo ran a personal best 14:58.53, taking third overall and posting the fastest result among Division III athletes. Nathan Stringham followed in seventh at 15:10.28 while Adin Becker took eighth at 15:16.22.
Nicholas Beatty continued the Sagehens' string of strong performances in the long distance events, taking sixth overall in the 3000m Steeplechase at 9:31.18 while Julian Degroot-Lutzner took seventh at 9:40.22.
Over in the throws, Theodora Bazakas took 17th in the shot put at 12.62 m. Later in the discus, he took 29th overall at 40.85 m. Samuel Khasnavis scored a personal best in the discus, throwing 40.19 m. His mark placed him 32nd overall.
Up Next: The Sagehens will compete in the SCIAC Dual Meet on Saturday, April 14 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.