CHINO, CA – The 2012 cross country season came to a close at the 2012 SCIAC Championships for the Beaver harriers.
A handful of personal and school marks feel on Saturday morning at Prado Park.
In the men's race Aditya Bhagavathi concluded stellar first collegiate season by finishing the 8K course in a personal best 27:13. The time is the ninth best individual effort in Caltech history. Of the Beavers five races, Bhagavathi was the top finisher in four of them.
The second fastest Beaver was Andy Zucker who completed the rolling hills course in 28:34. The senior concluded his career by running his best effort on that course. Ian Koss was the third Caltech harrier to cross the finish line as he completed the course in 28:58.
Men's Video - Andy Zucker Recaps the Race
Juan Adame ran a collegiate personal best 29:03 to count as the fourth scoring runner for the Beavers. The fifth scorer for Caltech came from Michael Ignatowich time of 29:23. The graduate student's time is his best effort at Caltech.
As a team they bested new SCIAC member Chapman to finish eighth. The Beavers were nudged out by Cal Lutheran by three points and the University of Redlands by six points.
The women's race saw Stephanie Reynolds take top honors, once again, among Caltech runners. The sophomore ran the 6K course in 25:24 which tops her effort from last season by 58 seconds. Of the 11 races she has competed in at Caltech she has been the squad's top scorer in all but one of them.
Juliette Becker's time of 26:24 earned her second best for Caltech. The junior improved on her time for the 2011 campaign by nearly two minutes. Marlyn Moore was the third scorer for the Beavers as she crossed the finish line in 28:39.
Women's Video - Juliette Becker Recaps the Race
Trisha Guchait's time of 28:51 earned her the fourth best mark for Caltech while first-year runner Alice Michael completed the course in 29:29 to round the scoring Beaver harriers.
The Caltech ladies squad also bested Chapman in team scoring.