BREAKING: Pomona-Pitzer men’s cross-country wins national championship

The Pomona-Pitzer men’s cross-country team stands on the podium after winning its first national championship in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday morning. (Courtesy of Kirk Reynolds)

In an upset that denied North Central College its 20th national title, the Pomona-Pitzer men’s cross-country team made history Saturday, winning its first national championship and the first ever NCAA title for P-P men’s sports teams.

The Sagehens’ final score of 164 edged out second-place powerhouse North Central (182) and third-place Williams College (183) in the 8,000-meter race in Louisville, Kentucky.

Fresh off his win at the West Regional Championship last week, Ethan Widlansky PO ’22 led the Sagehen men, placing seventh in 24:32. Dante Paszkeicz PO ’22 followed close behind in 16th, with a time of 24:48. 

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men finished sixth, with Thomas D’Anieri CM ’20 finishing third in the country.


Video courtesy of Jack Rosencrans. This is a breaking story and will be updated with more information.

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