Men's Cross Country 9th Of 30 At UC Riverside Invite

Riverside, Calif.---The San Jose State men's cross country team scored 296 points and finished ninth in a field of 30 schools at the UC Riverside Invitational on September 19.

     The scoring Spartans: Alfredo Coronado (24), Sterling Granger (76), Irvin Garcia (78), David Haefele (85), and Alan Shelton (103) combined for a score of 296.

     Alfredo Coronado led the Spartans with a time of 24:56.7, good for 24th place out of 343 finishers in the 8K race. Sterling Granger (25:52.0) and Irvin Garcia (25:52.9) followed with 76th and 78th-place finishes for San Jose State.

     "Our runners did a great job today, and we are proud of the way our team performed. Alfredo finished in under 25 minutes which is an excellent accomplishment. Everybody on the team had a solid run and we proved that San Jose State can compete in a very tough field," said head coach Augie Argabright.

     Senior David Haefele finished 85th (25:59.3) and junior Alan Shelton finished 103rd (26:16.4) to round out the scorers for San Jose State.

     After a third-of-eight performance at the USF Invitational, and now a ninth-of-30 finish at the UC Riverside Invitational, San Jose State will look to continue a streak of solid performances at the Charles Bowles Invitational in Salem, Ore., on October 3.

Race Results:

1. B Y U  23                        16. Cal Baptist  452     
2. UC Riverside 73                17. Pepperdine  454  
3. Southern Utah 131           18. The Master's 472      
4. Loyola Marymount 156      19. Biola  523 
5. Cal Poly Pomona 177         20. Southwestern CC 526     
6. CS Fullerton  18               21. Compex Racing 529  
7. Claremont-Mudd 231         22. Men of Troy 565     
8. CS San Marcos 278          23. Pasadena  708     
9.San Jose State 296         24. Western New Mexico 716
10. Pomona Pitzer 348          25. CS Northridge 722
11. Fort Lewis  379              26. Cal Coast TC 744  
12. UC Santa Barbara 380     27.La Reconquista 789     
13. Vanguard  387               28. Occidental  792  
14. Riverside CC  407           29. Cal Tech  868  
15. Azusa Pacific 431           30. College/ Canyons 875  

Top 5 Individual:

1. Miles Batty B Y U  23:41.1                 
2. Cameron Levins  Southern Utah   23:48.6                 
3. Abednego Magut  Azusa Pacific 23:53.2                 
4. Brandon Hebbert  B Y U  24:00.8                 
5. Nate Ogden  B Y U  24:05.2   

SJSU Results:

24 Alfredo Coronado              24:56.7
76 Sterling Granger               25:52.0
78 Irvin Garcia                      25:52.9
85 David Haefele                  25:59.3
103 Alan Shelton                  26:16.4
116 Luke Galvan                  26:23.9
153 David Blausey               27:03.1
168 Jonathan Gragert           27:15.9
197 Antonio Cantu                    27:40.5
241 Alex Esparza                 28:28.1