Pomona-Pitzer Claims 2017 SCIAC Men's Cross Country Championship

Pomona-Pitzer Claims 2017 SCIAC Men's Cross Country Championship

>SCIAC Men's Cross Country Championship Results

The Pomona-Pitzer men's cross country team totaled a combined score of 32 points and secured team championship honors on Saturday at the 2017 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Men's Cross Country Championship at Prado Park in Chino, Calif.

Pomona-Pitzer won its first SCIAC title since 2005 after placing four runners in the top 10 including the SCIAC individual champion, junior Andy Reischling, who clocked a winning time of 25:33.71 in the men's 8-kilometer race.

Occidental finished second overall in the team race, collecting 68 points just nine points ahead of third place CMS which tallied 77 points. In fourth was Whittier with 118 points, followed by Redlands (128), Caltech (169), Cal Lutheran (179), La Verne (213) and Chapman (253). 

Whittier's junior Julian Sandoval, last year's top individual finisher, placed second in a time of 25:44.85, while CMS's sophomore Thomas D'Anieri notched a third place time of 25:49.59. 

Occidental's senior Keenan Leary, and junior Tristan Santos finished fourth and 10th respectively for the Tigers with times of 26:00.61 and 26:24.50. Junior Carter Stripp (26:04.64) and senior James Kinney (26:08.24) of the Sagehens secured fifth and sixth place, while junior teammate Julian Degroot-Lutzner added an eighth place mark of 26:19.98. Kevin Huang of CMS finished the course in 26:10.81 and clinched seventh place honors, while Cal Lutheran's Timothy Kahovec notched a ninth place time of 26:23.83. 

The end of the year awards will be released next week highlighted by the SCIAC Athlete of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Coach of the Year and Ray Adkinson Award winners, as well as the First and Second Team All-SCIAC honorees.