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Men's cross country tops conference for third consecutive year.

The Pomona-Pitzer men's cross country team won its third consecutive Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship at Prado Park in Chino Saturday, powered by the record-breaking performance of Crosby Freeman '06.

Freeman (seen at right) smashed the men's 8K record with a time of 25:04.5. Teammate Will Leer '07 finished in second place at 25:16.20. Three other Sagehens -- Nik Hlady, Rich Cannon and David Maas -- placed in the top 10. Freeman becomes the first SCIAC man  to win three straight SCAIC Runner of the Year awards.

The team will go on to the highly-competitive NCAA Regionals next month, and coach Pat Mulcahy wasn't taking any time to savor Saturday's victory. "We still have our work cut out for us," he said.

Meanwhile, the Pomona-Pitzer's women's cross country team finished third at the event, with Amy Rapp '06 placing in the top 10 in the 6K.