Claremont, Calif. - Senior men's track runner Anders Crabo (Bellingham, Wash. - pictured), senior men's tennis player Tommy Meyer (Bernville, Pa.) and junior women's tennis player Jamie Solomon (Los Gatos, Calif.) will be in action on Thursday in their respective NCAA Championships.
Crabo will be competing across Sixth Street at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps as he will be in the hunt for the national championship in the 3000-meter steeplechase on Thursday evening at 8:30 p.m. He has the third fastest time (8:59.11) of any competitor in the field after becoming the first Sagehen in 27 years to break nine minutes in the event.
In addition, Crabo won the steeplechase at the SCIAC Championships for the fourth year in a row, crossing first with a margin of almost 15 seconds. He became only the 19th athlete in over 100 years of the SCIAC Men's Track and Field Championships to win the same event four years in a row, and only the fourth from Pomona-Pitzer.
The home page for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships is here:
Meyer and Solomon were both among the 32 competitors chosen to compete at the NCAA Division III Individual Championships in Cary, North Carolina from Thursday-Saturday. Meyer is currently ranked No. 20 nationally with a 15-9 singles record and has four wins over competitors ranked in the top 10 this season (five, including a win at NAIA's Azusa Pacific). He also had a key win over No. 19 Warren Wood of CMS in the SCIAC Championship match, although the Stags would ultimately prevail 5-4.
Solomon is ranked No. 14 nationally with an 11-10 singles record and had her biggest win in a three-setter when she provided the Sagehens with the decisive point in a 5-4 win over Redlands in the SCIAC semifinals, which helped secure an NCAA bid. Pomona-Pitzer would move on to the NCAA West Regional finals with wins over Texas-Tyler and Trinity (Texas) before dropping a close one to CMS.
The singles draw for both men's and women's tennis will be released on Wednesday. To follow along, visit the NCAA website links below:
Men's Tennis: http://www.ncaa.com/sports/tennis-men/d3
Women's Tennis: http://www.ncaa.com/sports/tennis-women/d3