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.
Zeratsion lead the Spartans with a 26:16.5 over the 8k course.
September 26, 2015: Stanford Invitational
SPARTAN NOTES: Has competed for three years as a Spartan....best times include 19:16.3 (6k), 24:26.6 (8k), 31:02.9 (10k).
2017: Competed in five races, scoring in each…was the first Spartan across the finish line in each of his races…best 8k time (24:26.6) came at the Bronco Invitational (10/14) where he finished 27th…had two top-15 finishes – 12th at the USF Invitational and 13th at the Capitol Cross Challenge (9/30), where he ran 26:16.5 and 24:49.7…had two of the team’s three sub-25 minute 8ks on the season…led the team with a 39th and 69th place finish at the Mountain West Championship and NCAA West Regional Championship, respectively.
2016: Competed six times…set personal bests in both 8K and 10K races…at the Bronco Invitational/Santa Clara Duel (10/15) ran a collegiate-best 24:35.5 for 8k and finished 25th/4th…in the second NCAA West Regional Championship ran 31:13.5 and finished 74th, both bests for his career…ran three sub-25 minute 8Ks.
2015: Competed in six races for the Spartans... Season best 31st place finish at the 6K Fresno State Invitational with a time of 19:16.3... Best 8K finish came at the USF Invitational with a 37th place finish.
Spring Season Track Highlights: Competed in the three 1,500m races, improving each time... Ran a personal record 3:57.91 at the West Coast Last Chance meet (5/14).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2014 graduate of Merrill F. West High School in Tracy, Calif... Competed in cross country, track and field, basketball and golf... Ran track for coach T.J. Williams... Personal bests of 2:03.36 - 800 meters, 10:07 - 3,200 meters.
MORE ON HURUY: An economics major... Enjoys making music, designing clothes, and video/photography in his free time... Born in San José, Calif.
CAREER CROSS COUNTRY FINISHES
|Capitol Cross Challenge||24:49.7||13th||8k|
|Mountain West Championship||25:13.1||39th||8k|
|NCAA West Regional Championship||31:02.9||69th||10k|
|San Francisco Invitational||25:55.9||50th||8k|
|Santa Clara Duel||24:35.5||4th||8k|
|Mountain West Championship||25:50.5||51st||8k|
|NCAA West Regional Championship||31:13.5||74th||10k|
|Santa Clara Invitational||25:03.2||58th||8k|
|Mountain West Championship||28:46.8||45th||8k|
|NCAA West Regional Championship||33:41.9||120th||10k|