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NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3 Recap

NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3 Recap

NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships Central

The 2019 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships concluded on Saturday with a surge of strong performances from Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) student-athletes at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. 

After three days of action and 21 events scored on the men's side, Wisconsin-Eau Claire secured the team championship with 68 points, while MIT finished second with 38 points. Mount Union was just two points behind with 36 points for third place. Pomona-Pitzer was the SCIAC's top team finisher at the event and tied for 16th overall with 16 points. Redlands finished in a six-way tie for 42nd overall with six points, while Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) rounded out the league's team scoring with one point and tied for 76th overall with four other institutions. 

With 21 events scored in the women's championship, Loras (53 points) edged Washington University (49) in total points to secure the team championship, while George Fox and Johns Hopkins finished tied for third with 36 points each. Redlands led SCIAC teams with 18 points and tied for 12th in the standings, while Pomona-Pitzer finished in a six-way tie for 40th overall with six points. Just behind the Sagehens with five points was CMS which finished in an eight-way tie for 47th. La Verne and Occidental rounded out the conference's team scorers with three points and two points respectively as the Leopards placed in a six-way tie for 60th overall, while the Tigers tied for 66th overall with nine other schools. 

In the finals of the men's 3000-meter steeplechase, Pomona-Pitzer's Daniel Rosen notched six points and a time of 9:08.10 for the Sagehens with a third place finish, while CMS's Evan Hassman clocked a time of 9:15.31 to finish eighth overall and secure a points for the Stags. Both Rosen and Hassman earned All-American honors for their efforts. 

The Redlands 4x100-meter relay combination of Domanick Murray, Cooper Malerstein, Luke Bohlinger and Maliq Champion logged a time of 42.82 to earn a point for the Bulldogs and All-America status as they finished eighth in the race. 

Tucker Cargile of Redlands also hauled in All-American laurels as he powered to a time of 1:52.84 to place fourth in the 800-meter run and log five points for the Bulldogs. 

Pomona-Pitzer's Andy Reischling finished as the national runner-up in the 5000-meter run after clocking a time of 14:43.41 in the race to secure All-American honors and eight points for the Sagehens. CMS's Miles Christensen placed 17th in the race with a time of 15:35.49.

The finals of the men's pole vault saw Whittier's Garrett Silva place 11th overall with a clearance of 15-07.00. The men's 1500-meter run featured Occidental's Brody Barkan who clocked a time of 4:01.64 and finished 11th overall. 

The women's 100-meter hurdles saw Redlands' Jessica Fields place third overall and notch six points for the Bulldogs with a time of 14.01, while teammate Chyenne Kimble placed ninth at 14.23. Fields earned All-America praise for her finish in the race. 

LaShauna Porter of Occidental locked in two points for the Tigers with a seventh place showing in the 100-meter dash with an All-American time of 11.94. Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong provided four points for Pomona-Pitzer with a leap of 12.33 meters in the triple jump to secure All-America accolades in the event. Amanda Mell of CMS added a leap of 11.62 meters and finished 16th. 

Fields picked up two more points and another All-America nod in the 400-meter hurdles as she posted a time of 1:01.42 to finish seventh in the race. The Sagehens' Helen Guo corraled All-America status in the 5000-meter jaunt with an eighth place time of 17:34.50 giving Pomona-Pitzer one more point.