CLAREMONT, CA – At the 2014 Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, a handful of Beaver student-athlete set personal best marks and finished at or near the top of their respective heats.
The annual event has been held since 1987 and features one the largest track & field fields in the region. A staple of the event is the winners t-shirt that goes to an individual who claims the top spot in their respective heat.
Adithya Bhagavathi won his heat in the 800 meter race in a personal best time of 2:00.94. The sophomore also ran in the 5000 meter race where he crossed the finish line in 15:44.50 which is the sixth best time in Caltech history.
Jared Forte also ran in the 800 meter competition. The native of Lake Elsinore, CA clipped the tape in 2:01.35 to win his heat.
Eric Martin had one of the best races of the season during the 1500 meter event. Martin ran the nearly four lap race in 3:59.22. He is the first person at Caltech to go under the four-minute barrier in six years as his time places him fourth in school history.
Stephanie Reynolds came close to winning her heat in two events. Reynolds finished second in the 800 meter race by crossing the finish in 2:28.80; just over a second away from first. In the 1500 meter event her time of 4:58:81 placed her third in her heat and less than two seconds way from first place.
Bridget Connor posted two solid results in the pole vault and javelin. Her top pole vault jump of 8' 8 1/4" was less than an inch away from her personal best while her best throw in javelin (108'3") was nearly a personal best mark as well.
Caltech will host a SCIAC meet on Saturday with La Verne, Cal Lutheran and Pomona-Pitzer.