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Oxy Women Take Down Pomona, La Verne in Opener

Oxy Women Take Down Pomona, La Verne in Opener

CLAREMONT — The Occidental men's and women's cross country teams both earned wins at the Oxy/PP/La Verne Triangular Meet to open the season on Friday.

All teams paced themselves due to the record heat temperatures and 6:30 p.m. start time of the race.

Women's Recap

Aria Blum was Oxy's best in third place with Sabrina Thurber behind her in fourth and Roxanne Valle in fifth. Eva Townsend placed eighth and Catherine Teasdale was ninth.

The Tigers came into the competition ranked No. 3 in the West.

1 Occidental 29 3 4 5 8 9 11 15

Total Time: 1:19:15.00

Average: 15:51.00

2 Pomona-Pitzer 33 1 2 7 10 13 14 16

Total Time: 1:18:26.00

Average: 15:41.20

3 La Verne 72 6 12 17 18 19 20 21

Total Time: 1:27:35.00

Average: 17:31.00

 

Men's Recap 

Barkan placed second overall with Tristan Santos, Ian McConnell and Thomas Robertson right behind him in third through fifth place. Jovani Barajas finished seventh, Austin Sankaran was ninth and Keenan Leary finished 10th.

It's a nice start to the season for Oxy. The Tigers are the No. 2 team in the West Region second only to Pomona-Pitzer.

1 Occidental 21- 2 3 4 5 7 9 10

Total Time: 1:44:42.10

Average: 20:56.42

2 Pomona-Pitzer 38- 1 6 8 11 12 14 19

Total Time: 1:44:35.10

Average: 20:55.02

3 La Verne 79- 13 15 16 17 18 20

Total Time: 1:48:44.00

Average: 21:44.80

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