Scarlett, Tigers Run Past Pomona-Pitzer

Scarlett, Tigers Run Past Pomona-Pitzer

CLAREMONT — Sophomore Matt Scarlett won his first collegiate race as the Occidental men's cross country team opened the season with a win at No. 5 Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.

Scarlett's victory is a positive sign for the talented young runner and a good indicator of his fitness level so far.

"It was nice to see Matt getting the rewards for a summer of hard work," Oxy head coach Rob Bartlett said. 

James Brennan, Charles Sheh, Conor Brennan and then Thomas Robertson rounded out Oxy's five scorers, all finishing in the top eight.

The teams chose to run a 6k for the competition, 2k less than a normal 8k cross country run.

Next Race: Oxy has two weeks before its next meet at UC Riverside on Sept. 14.