Sagehen Cross Country Teams Take Second in SCIAC Championships

Claremont, Calif. (November 13, 2009) – The Sagehen Cross Country men and women’s team took second place in their SCIAC Championship categories.

At the men’s competition, Pitzer student athlete Hale Shaw ’12 was named to the second team SCIAC All-Conference Team.

As a result of the great performances, both the men and women’s Sagehen teams will participate in the NCAA Division III West Region Championships.

The Sagehen men’s team is currently ranked third in the NCAA West Region and 33rd in the country. The women’s team ranks fourth heading into this weekend’s regional meet.

The Sagehens will host the 2009 NCAA Division III West Regional meet on Saturday, November 14. The women’s race is at 9 a.m. and the men’s race begins at 9:45 a.m.

About the Sagehens

Pitzer College joins with Pomona College in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC.) Sagehen teams include soccer, basketball, football, baseball, track & field, golf, tennis, water polo, swimming and diving. Pitzer students also participate in the Claremont Colleges club sports programs that compete nationally.


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About Pitzer College

Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility, and community involvement. For more information, please visit

About Sagehen Athletics

Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.

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