OSHKOSH, WI. – History was made at the NCAA Championship on Saturday morning in Oshkosh, Wisconsin as Andy Reischling of the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Cross Country Team concluded his collegiate career with a new milestone for the Sagehens record books. The senior set the record for the highest finish in program history in the National Championship. Reischling took home All-American honors with a third-place finish, clocking in at 24:32.9.
"Andy had a great day today," said Head Coach Jordan Carpenter. "He has worked so hard this for a long time and really wanted to prove that last years' national meet was a fluke. He ran so tough and put himself in a position to win going into the final sprint. I couldn't ask for anything more. He further cemented his legacy as one of the greatest Sagehen runners in program history today."
The team finished seventh overall with three runners in the top-100, making it back-to-back seasons in which the Sagehens placed in the top-10 at the National Championship, having taken sixth last season.
"I am so proud of what this group has accomplished all season long, highlighted by the 7th place finish today," said Coach Carpenter. "We were not pleased with our performance at the region meet and wanted to show that we were a top program in the country. I think we did just that today."
Hugo Ward was the second-fastest finisher for the Sagehens, placing 57th with a time of 25:17.7.
"Hugo Ward also has a tremendous day for us coming home in 57th overall," said Coach Carpenter. "Hugo was our alternate at the region meet and took advantage of the opportunity to compete this weekend. I am proud of how he stepped up for our group today and I am excited to see what this will do for his confidence moving forward."
Adin Becker finished in 100th with a time of 25:35.9 while freshman Dante Paszkeicz placed 118th with a time of 25:42.7. Senior Julian DeGroot-Lutzner was 138th and clocked in at 25:47.9 and Owen Woo took 158th at 25:55.0. In 192nd, Ethan Widlansky finished his freshman season with a time of 26:05.6.