Huruy Zeratsion was the team's top finisher in 69th place.
This was the first time five of the six Spartans who competed in Albuquerque had raced in a collegiate conference championship.
Huruy Zeratsion has been the team's top finisher in each of the three races he has run this year.
Spartans finished in ninth place among 22 teams.
SJSU improves its result and fitness in its second competition of the season.
SPARTAN NOTES: Has competed for one year as a Spartan.
2017: Competed and scored in six races…top finish (13th) came at the 4-mile Fresno Invitational (9/9)…best 8k time was a 25:18.2 at the Bronco Invitational (10/14) where he finished 88th…in his first 10k NCAA West Regional Championship (11/10), was 101st in 31:36.2…was the second Spartan across the finish line in the Fresno Invitational, Capitol Cross Challenge (9/30) and NCAA West Regional Championship.
UC DAVIS: Competed for the Aggies (coach Rahn Sheffield) four times in 2016…best placing was 10th at the Aggie Open (19:00 – 6k)…best 8K time, 25:39.7, achieved at the Bronco Invitational...also raced at the Big West Conference Championships (27:02.4) and the NCAA West Regionals (32:47.4).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2016 graduate of Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, Calif…earned three letters in both cross country and track (coach Brent Thorne)…a member of the 2013 and 2015 CIF San Diego Section Division I Cross Country Championship team…as a junior was the individual CIF San Diego Section Division I Cross Country Champion…in his senior year won the San Diego Section Open Division 3200m Championship…best time include a time of 1:57.5 (800m), 4:22.1 (1600m), and a 9:16.1 (3200m) and 15:46 (5k).
CHARLIE: Majoring in history…the son of Margaret and Charles Pope…Charles Pope is a native of San Diego, California.
CAREER CROSS COUNTRY FINISHES
|Fresno Invitational||21:31.9||13th||4 miles|
|Capitol Cross Challenge||25:24.6||41st||8k|
|Mountain West Championship||25:59.0||51st||8k|
|NCAA West Regional Championship||31:36.2||101st||10k|