Pomona-Pitzer Clinches Second Straight SCIAC Men's Cross Country Title

Pomona-Pitzer Clinches Second Straight SCIAC Men's Cross Country Title

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The Pomona-Pitzer men's cross country team won the 2018 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championship Saturday morning at Prado Regional Park in Chino, Calif.

Pomona-Pitzer led the nine-team field in the men's 8-kilometer championship race Saturday placing six of its seven scoring harriers in the top 10 to finish with 23 points overall. The Sagehens were led by Andy Reischling, the defending individual champion, who retained his crown with a winning time of 25:52.6. 

Occidental finished in second place with 74 points, including three top 20 runners, while Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) placed third overall with 81 points and four runners finishing in the top 20. Redlands (99) also had three student-athletes cross the line in the top 20 to help the Bulldogs secure fourth place honors, while Caltech finished fifth with a pair of runners in the top 20 en route to 125 points. 

La Verne totaled 179 points and placed sixth overall, while Whittier came in seventh with 201 points, highlighted by Benjamin White's second place overall finish. California Lutheran (218) and Chapman (249) rounded out the team scores. 

White finished the race second overall with a time of 26:11.2, while Occidental's Thomas Robertson posted a third place time of 26:29.1. Pomona-Pitzer finished fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth as Owen Woo (26:34.8), Ethan Widlansky (26:39.3), Adin Becker (26:42.9), Dante Paszkeicz (26:43.0), and Hugo Ward (26:44.4) helped the Sagehens secure their second consecutive team title.

The Tigers' Brody Barkan (26:43.1) placed eighth overall, while the Bulldogs' Tucker Cargile rounded out the top 10 finishers with a time of 26:48.8.