October 31, 2009

Women’s Cross Country Clinches SCIAC Championship

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

Occidental                                7-0

Pomona Pitzer                          6-1

Claremont-M-S                         5-2

Redlands                                  4-3

Whittier                                    3-4

Cal Lutheran                             2-5

La Verne                                  1-6

Caltech                                     0-7

 

Occidental Results

 

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