CHINO, CA. – For the second consecutive year, the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Cross Country program won the SCIAC Championship on Saturday morning after seeing six runners finish within the top-10, two more than they did last season. It was the 13th SCIAC title in program history. With the clear skies and dry ground providing ideal running conditions for the Sagehens, Pomona-Pitzer had no trouble controlling the race and staying together as a pack to secure top finishes. Senior Andy Reischling was named meet champion for the second straight year, taking first overall at 25:52.6.
"It was a great day for our group as we were able to achieve one of our season long goals in winning our second straight SCIAC title," said Head Coach Jordan Carpenter. "This was something we have been building towards all season. I was pleased with how our front group was able to impose their will during the race and run at the front. I couldn't be more proud of the work this group has put in all year, and to see it pay off like it has is extremely rewarding as a coach."
Sophomore Owen Woo improved from last year's 12th place finish at the SCIAC Championship, taking fourth overall at 26:34.8, while freshman Ethan Widlansky followed in fifth at 26:39.3. Junior Adin Becker took sixth overall, clocking in at 26:42.9 and freshman Dante Paszkeicz took seventh at 26:43.0. Hugo Ward rounded out the Sagehens that finished in the top-10, crossing in ninth at 26:44.4.
Up Next: The Sagehens will take a select group of qualified runners to compete at the NCAA West Regional in Walla Walla, Washington in two weeks on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m.