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Pomona-Pitzer Cliches 2017 NCAA Men's Cross Country West Regional Title

Pomona-Pitzer Cliches 2017 NCAA Men's Cross Country West Regional Title

The Pomona-Pitzer men's cross country team placed five runners in the top 15 en route to 35 points and the 2017 NCAA Division III West Regional Championships Saturday in Claremont, Calif.

Pomona-Pitzer led the field of 18 teams, including eight SCIAC institutions, as the Sagehens used another outstanding performance from 2017 SCIAC Athlete of the Year Andy Reischling to secure the regional title. 

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) finished third with 103 points, while Occidental placed fourth with 132 points. Whittier came in ninth (247), Caltech (267) finished 10th, while Redlands notched an 11th place mark with 285 points. Cal Lutheran (14th) and La Verne (18th) rounded out the conference participants with 319 and 445 points respectively. 

Reischling earned the individual crown with a top time of 25:04.04, while Whittier's Julian Sandoval finished third overall with a time of 25:15.84. Pomona-Pitzer's Colin Mulligan placed fourth (25:24.87), while Keenan Leary of Occidental came in sixth with a time of 25:29.89. CMS's Thomas D'Anieri clocked a seventh place time of 25:31.50, while James Kinney (25:35.39) and Julian Degroot-Lutzner (25:38.11) tabbed eighth and ninth place finishes for the Sagehens to round out the top 10. 

The men's cross country season concludes at the NCAA Division III Championship meet Saturday, Nov. 18 in Elsah, Ill.