Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens beat event rivals at the most recent conference match up against Whittier College and California Lutheran University.
Freshman Gregory Hook ran an all-time best mark of 50.02 to win the 400-meter dash. It is rare to have a freshman athlete take on experienced conference rivals and win their event but that is exactly what Hook did in only his 4th collegiate race. Boston noted, “Greg, has tremendous potential as a 400m runner. His technique is exquisite and he has a high pain threshold. Each of these factors comes in to play in the latter stages of a race when form is likely to break down and pain seems unbearable."
Not to be outdone by their young teammate, Anders Crabo and Charlie Enscoe had their moment in the spotlight in their respective events. Crabo was victorious in the 5000m with a mark of 15:49.05, a conservative effort for the NCAA All-American athlete (3000m steeplechase). Charlie Enscoe placed first in the 1500m, his first win in the event. His time, 4:07.97, was an all-time best mark for the senior distance runners. Enscoe, who qualified to compete at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships, hopes to be in contention for a spot at the 2011 NCAA Track & Field meet.
Reflecting on the meet, men’s head coach Tony Boston felt
that “the 1500m was an exceptional race for the
Sagehens. Pomona-Pitzer runners captured 6 out of the top 10
places but more importantly ran smart, tactical races."