CHINO, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2009) - With their second consecutive team title, the nationally ranked women's cross country team has swept both SCIAC meets to take home the 2009 SCIAC Championship. Freshman Phoebe Merritt led the way once again, finishing third today, improving one spot from her SCIAC multi dual finish. This also marked the second conference title for the women in the past three years.
The women ran well today with most of the top six improving their finish from the SCIAC multi dual meet. Sophomore Sadie Mohler (6th, 23:57.07) came in sixth again but senior Grace Peck (8th, 24:10.79) improved by one spot to finish 8th overall. Also improving on her first SCIAC finish was sophomore Eliza Dornbush (12th, 24:25.93) moving up to 12th place and also finishing as the number four runner for the Tigers after coming in fifth two weeks ago.
The Tigers will train for the next two weeks before competing at Pomona Pitzer on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the NCAA West Regionals.
Women's SCIAC Cross Country Championships Results
Pomona Pitzer 6-1
Cal Lutheran 2-5
La Verne 1-6
3 Phoebe Merritt FR Occidental 23:30.34
6 Sadie Mohler SO Occidental 23:57.07
8 Grace Peck SR Occidental 24:10.79
12 Eliza Dornbush SO Occidental 24:25.93
15 Denali Halsey SR Occidental 24:29.99
19 Megan Lang FR Occidental 24:37.77