Warriors Finish Second – Twice

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 16th, 2016


Michael Oldach

Michael Oldach

In its final meet before the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships, Westmont Men’s and Women’s Cross Country both claimed a second place finish at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational. The meet featured mostly NCAA Division II and Division III teams.

The 14th ranked women’s team scored 80 points to finish second among 13 teams. The Broncos of Cal Poly Pomona scored 56 to finish first. Senior Emily Williams was Westmont’s top finisher, claiming seventh place with a time of 22:35 in the 6,000 meter race.

Senior Olivia Wood completed the race in a time of 22:45 to finish 10th while freshman Maia Halvorson took 17th in a time of 23:02. Senior Terri Baker notched 22nd place with a time of 23:24 and senior Kayla Darnbrough ran a time of 23:27 to close out the Warriors’ scoring in 24th place.

The top-five Westmont women finished within 52 seconds of each other.

Westmont’s men took their NAIA number nine ranking into the race and scored 64 points to claim second place among 12 teams. Host Pomona-Pitzer won the competition with 19 points.

Freshman Michael Oldach claimed eighth place for the Warriors with a finish time of 25:58 in the 8,000 meter race.

Finishing in 10th place for the Warriors was sophomore Kyle Fredrickson with a time of 26:05. Right behind him in 11th place was fellow sophomore Blake Fonda in a time of 26:09.

Junior Roberto Bazan recorded a time of 26:12 in a 14th-place finish. Sophomore David Peterson placed 32nd in a time of 26:40.

The top five men finished within 42 seconds of each other.

The GSAC Championships will be hosted by William Jessup at Johnson Springview Park in Rocklin on Saturday, November 5.

[men’s results] [women’s results]