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.
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.
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.
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.
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