LOS ANGELES, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Track and Field prevailed through the wet conditions at the Occidental Distance Carnival, managing to put up strong results against athletes from Division I, II, III, NAIA, and junior colleges on Saturday evening. The distance runners shone for the Sagehens as the program saw three runners finish in the top-50 in the 5000 Meter Run.
"I thought we had a great showing in the distance events today, considering the less than ideal conditions," said Head Coach Jordan Carpenter. "We were able to show our depth in the 5000m run with all eight runners finishing in under 15:20."
Andy Reischling finished the 5K at 14:23.87, posting the second fastest time in Division III and taking seventh overall. The Sagehens saw eight runners finish below the 15:20.00 mark, including Owen Woo (15:12.54), Julian Degroot-Lutzner (15:15.96), Ethan Ashby (15:04.63), Adin Becker (15:06.02), Jeremy Adams (15:14.52), Nathan Stringham (15:16.27), and Daniel Hill (15:18.77).
"Danny ran his best race of the season tonight," said Carpenter. "He was aggressive early and was able to come home with a solid early season time."
Ethan Hardacre took third overall in the Triple Jump at 13.95 meters, posting the best mark among Division III athletes. He also took third in the long jump at 6.78m, placing first among DIII athletes.
Over in the short distance, Faraaz Rashidi took fifth overall at 11.02 in the 100m Dash.
Nicholas Kapule took fourth place in the pole vault at 4.25m.
Up Next: The Sagehens will compete again in two weeks at the Point Loma Invitational in San Diego, California on Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m.