CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Track & Field Team concluded their conference season on Sunday evening, taking second at the SCIAC Championship with 171.50 points. The Sagehens finished with three first-place finishes and six All-SCIAC placements. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps won the meet with 211.50 points.
Carter Floyd finished his second season in the SCIAC on a spectacular note, winning the 1500 Meter Run at 3:54.01 while his teammate Dante Paszkeicz took second at 3:54.17. After running the 3000m Steeplechase the day before, Daniel Rosen took fifth in the 1500 at 3:58.40.
"The 1500 was the most fun race I've done all year. It was awesome to be able to race with all my teammates. At any given point, I knew had my teammates in front or back of me. It just made it so much for fun to give my all and do what I can for the team. The depth of the team is just insane."
Floyd also placed third in the 800 Meter Run at 1:52.93 while his teammate Nicholas Borowsky took fourth at 1:53.69.
A day after competing in the 10,000m Run, Andy Reischling mustered all he had in the tank and galloped to a second-place finish in the 5000m. He clocked in at 14:48.76 while his teammate Daniel Hill took third at 14:49.43. Hugo Ward placed fourth at 14:52.25 and Owen Woo took fifth at 14:54.20.
Nick Marsano concluded an impressive freshman SCIAC campaign with a third-place finish in the 400 Meter Dash, clocking at 48.86 seconds. He also took fifth in the 200 Meter Dash final at 21.93 seconds. Marsano also ran the third leg of the 4x400 Meter Relay alongside Alexander Bartone, Carter Floyd, and Dante Paszkeicz, helping the Sagehens to a fourth-place finish at 3:21.31.
"In the 400 I felt I was prepared, but the 200 I was running on adrenaline," said Nick Marsano. "Later today when it came to the relay, I was running on fumes. I had to trust my body and knew it was time to go. But in my three main events, I got three PRs. This season was a success in my book."
At the field, Evan Johnson placed fourth in the High Jump at 5-11.50 (1.82m) while Nicholas Kapule took fifth in the Pole Vault at 14-5.50 (4.41m). Warren Hosseinion placed fifth in the Shot Put at 41-10.50 (12.76m) while Theodore Bazakas followed in sixth at 41-10 (12.75m). Bazakas also placed fourth in the discus at 140-8 (42.89m).
Up Next: The Sagehens will send a handful of their athletes to the Occidental Invite on Saturday, May 11 in hopes of improving their marks to qualify for the National Championship.