CLAREMONT, CA – In their final tune-up before SCIAC competition, the Caltech cross country teams lined-up at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday morning.
In the men's race Adithya Bagvathi set a personal best 8K mark. His time of 26:45 was a 27 second improvement from his previous best collegiate time at the distance. The sophomore has been Caltech's best finisher in all three races this season. Alex Pien was close behind as he finished second among Beaver harriers with a time of 26:52.
Ian Koss, competing on this course for the third time, set a personal best mark at the event by crossing the finish line in 27:51. Jared Forte continued his solid comeback from an injury by scoring points for the time since his first-year with the squad. The junior was the fourth Caltech finisher with a time of 27:55. Rounding out the scoring runners for Caltech was Michael Ignatowich (27:57).
During the women's race Stephanie Reynolds continued her steady running by placing first among Beaver runners with a time of 24:14.Senior Marlyn Moore had a personal best time course time of 25:03 in her final run at the Invitational. Katja Luxem finished third for Caltech with a time of 25:50. Juliette Becker's time of 26:41 was good enough for fourth best among the Beaver runners.
First-year Emily Mazo continued her solid campaign by running the 6K course in 27:36 while Rachel Thorp came-in with a time of 27:44.
The Beavers next toe the line at the SCIAC multi-dual on Oct. 18 at La Mirada Park.