GENEVA, OH. – The Pomona-Pitzer Track & Field program will send 10 representatives to compete at the 2019 NCAA Track & Field Championships from May 23-25th at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The men's program will send six athletes, including Andy Reischling, Owen Woo, Julian DeGroot-Lutzner, Danny Rosen, Dante Paszkeicz, and Carter Floyd. From the women's team, Lauren Hamilton, Helen Guo, Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong, and Lila Cardillo will be competing.
Reischling will compete in the 5000 Meter and 10000 Meter race at the championship meet and is among the favorites to take it all. A season after taking third in the 2018 NCAA Championship, the senior set the program record in the 5000 earlier this month, clocking in at 14:06.71. His time is also the second-fastest time in the nation. He also recorded the fifth-fastest time in the nation for the 10000m at 29:52.02, an event he finished fourth in last season's championship meet.
Owen Woo will also be competing in the 10000m race after recording the eighth-fastest time in the nation at 30:11.65.
Danny Rosen will look to compete in the 3000m Steeplechase final for the third consecutive year, posting the fastest time in the nation at 8:51.64 at the Occidental Invite earlier this year. Holding the school record in the event, Rosen will look to improve from his 14th-place finish from last season's race.
Joining Rosen at the steeplechase is Julian DeGroot-Lutzner who holds the 10th-fastest time in the nation at 9:10.09.
Carter Floyd and Dante Paszkeicz will both be competing in the 1500m race, posting the eighth and 11th-fastest times in the nation, respectively. Floyd competed in the 800m in last season's NCAA Championship, but has shown to be an elite 1500m runner this season with a personal-best time of 3:49.09. Freshman Paszkeicz will be making his NCAA debut with his best mark of 3:50.58.
Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong is coming off a record-setting season and will look to take the top in the 100 Meter Hurdles and Triple Jump. The junior recorded the Sagehens record in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 14.46 seconds, the 14th-best time in the nation. She also qualified for the Triple Jump for the second consecutive year with the 19th-best mark in the nation at 38-05 (11.68m).
Lauren Hamilton will lace up for the 10000 Meter Run after recording the ninth-best time in the nation at 35:43.98. This will be the junior's first time in her career that she'll compete in the NCAA. First year Lila Cardillo will also be competing in the 10000m, having posted the 21st-best time in the country at 36:30.61.
Helen Guo will make her return to the NCAA in the 5000m run having recorded the 12th-best time in the country at 17:03.97. Last season, the junior finished second overall at 16:39.75 and will look to improve upon her performance this year.