Oxy Cross Country Teams at Pomona-Pitzer Invite

Oxy Cross Country Teams at Pomona-Pitzer Invite
By Alex Nieves
Sports Information

CLAREMONT — Landon Hart came through with the breakout performance of his young career, as Occidental was led by a couple of first-years at the Pomona-Pitzer Invite on Saturday.

Hart finished the race with a time of 27:07.3, good for 61st overall out of the field of 165 racers. The time was a significant personal best for Hart, who bested his previous top collegiate time by over a minute and a half.

"That was unbelievable," head coach Rob Bartlett said of Hart's performance. "[Hart] probably ran through 5k of that race today faster than his 5k personal best in high school."

Along with Hart, first-year Harrison Luft put in one of the strongest races of the day for the Tigers. Luft finished the race in 27:02.9, giving him the highest finish for any Oxy runner at 58th overall.

Ryan KammermanBailey Peterson and Robert George rounded out the top five runners for the men's side, finishing in 64th, 101st and 105th respectively.

In the women's race, first-year Mel Devoney was the highest finisher for the Tigers, crossing the line in 54th place with a time of 24:37.2. Anna Misenti and Bolivia Iezza, the only two other women racing for Oxy, finished in 106th and 111th respectively.

Oxy sat out a majority of its runners on Saturday, giving them a chance to recover from the Roy Griak Invite last weekend.


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