CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Track & Field Team had a strong showing in the distance and field events at the Pomona-Pitzer All Comers on Saturday afternoon. Hosting Division I, II, and III programs as well a handful of community colleges and athletes from the Chinese National Team, the Sagehens were well-tested against elite competition.
"The Sagehens had a strong showing for this early in the season," said Head Coach Jordan Carpenter. "Again, this meet is part of our early season schedule where we don't necessarily focus on the team score, but instead on our guys putting in some race efforts to break up the heavy early season training load. Overall, I thought we did a great job of competing and that's really what I am looking for in these early meets."
Carter Floyd set the eighth-fastest mile time in Sagehen history, clocking at 4:17.99 for second place in the event. His teammate Daniel Rosen followed with the ninth-fastest Sagehen time for third place at 4:18.84.
At the short distance events, Nick Marsano took 21st in the 100 Meter Dash with a time of 11.37 seconds. He followed with a 14th place finish in the 200 Meter Dash at 22.72 seconds.
In the Pole Vault, Nicholas Kapule set a personal best and posted the sixth-best mark in program history at 4.55 meters (14 feet 11 inches), managing to reach the milestone in his second attempt.
"I was really excited to see Nick have this type of day," said Coach Carpenter. "His training has been going very well and Coach Hernandez has been doing a stellar job with out pole vault group. I think there are even bigger things to come this season from Nick and the entire pole vault group."
Evan Johnson impressed in the high jump, taking sixth place in the event with a mark of 1.80m (5 feet 10.75 inches). Ethan Hardacre took sixth in the Triple Jump at 12.82m (42 Feet, 0.75 inches) and 11th in the Long Jump at 6.10m (20 Feet 0.25 inches).
At the throws, Sam Khasnavis finished 13th in the shot put at 12.26m (40 feet, 2.75 inches) and eighth in the Discus at 40.91m (134 feet 3 inches). He also took ninth in the Hammer at 33.52m (111 feet).
Up Next: The Sagehens will compete again on Saturday, February 23rd at the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Rossi Relay at 10:30 a.m.