Men's Track and Field: Sagehens Sweep Steeplechase on Day 1 of SCIAC Championships

Men's Track and Field: Sagehens Sweep Steeplechase on Day 1 of SCIAC Championships

CLAREMONT, CA — The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Track and Field team started the 2017 SCIAC Championships with a bang, sweeping the 3000 meter steeplechase on day one of the meet.

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Team Scores – Six Events Scored

1. Claremont-Mudd-Scrips, 53

2. Occidental, 40

T3. La Verne, 39

T3. Pomona-Pitzer, 39

5. Redlands, 26

6. Cal Lutheran, 13

7. Chapman, 10

8. Whittier, 8

9. Caltech, 6

Danny Rosen led the way for the Sagehens winning the title in the steeplechase. The freshman ran away with the competition, winning with a time of 9:13.58. His time ranks as the eighth fastest time in program history. It also ranks as one of the top-10 times in the nation this year.

Taking second was senior Parker Head, who finished with a time of 9:34.75. Following right behind him and completing the Sagehen sweep was Julian DeGroot-Lutzner. The sophomore got on the podium with a time of 9:37.18.

Niko Tutland also did well in the event, finishing fifth at 9:43.49. Carter Stripp took seventh at 10:01.51.

Reggie Reed did well in the discus. The senior finished fourth with a throw of 132-11. Reed will compete in the shot put and javelin tomorrow. 

In the 10,000 meter, J.D. Kieffer finished sixth with a time of 32:43.87. Freshman Nathan Stringham took eighth at 32:51.60. 

Alex Findlay finished ninth in the long jump with a distance of 20-10.75. 

All field events were finals, along with a handful of distance races, with the rest of the events being qualifying heats for the final session on Saturday. 

Saturday field events begin at 2 p.m. and the events on the track start at 3:30 p.m.

SCIAC Historical

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Scoring: The meet will be scored 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for all events. Eight athletes will advance to the finals in all track events except the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays. Nine athletes will advance to the finals in all field events.

SCIAC Championship Race: Multi-dual victories count 25 percent and conference championship place counts 75 percent toward the SCIAC Champion title. 

SCIAC Dual Meet Standings

  Men  Points
  CMS     7
  Occidental     7
  Redlands     6
  Pomona-Pitzer        5
  La Verne     5
  Cal Lutheran     3
  Whittier     2
  Caltech     1
  Chapman     0
  Women   Points
  CMS     8
  Redlands     7
  Occidental     6
  Pomona-Pitzer      5
  Cal Lutheran       4
  La Verne     3
  Whittier     2
  Caltech     1
  Chapman     0