Cross Country Seventh At Twilight Classic

Memphis, Tenn. -- Alfredo Coronado recorded another top-10 finish and helped San Jose State to a seventh place at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic on September 25.

     San Jose State totaled 274 points for the seventh place finish in a field of 30 teams and over 260 individuals. Eastern Kentucky was the race winner with a total of 53 points.

     Coronado crossed the finish line inside Mike Rose Stadium with a time of 24:31.38, good for sixth place overall. That made it the third time in as many races that he has finished inside the top ten in 2010.

     Sterling Granger (25:39.48), and Irvin Garcia (25:43.57) were the Spartans second and third runners to come in. Alan Shelton (26:32.80), and Luke Galvan (26:39.72) followed to round out the scorers for San Jose State.

     Ben Cheruiyot of Auburn University was the individual winner with a time of 23:15.96.

     "We're really proud of the way the team ran this race," said Spartans head coach Augie Argabright. "The team responded well for being on a short week and having to travel across the country."

     San Jose State cross country will have the next weekend off before racing at the Gator Invitational hosted by University of San Francisco on October 8.


Team Results:
1. Eastern Kentucky 53
2. Arkansas-Little Rock 72
3. Harding University 88
4. Auburn  122
5. Stephen Austen St. 123
6. South Alabama 186
7. San Jose State 274
8. Northern Kentucky 285
9. Berry College  328
10. Central Arkansas 376
11. Union Univ.  383
12. Mississippi Valley 386
13. Arkansas State 394
14. Tennessee at Mar 409
15. West Alabama 423
16. Samford  442
17. Austin Peay State 447
18. Birmingham-Southern  473
19. Univ. of Ozarks 480
20. Sam Houston State 537
21. Memphis  547
22. Fontbonne  572
23. Christian Brothers 574
24. Jacksonville state 606
25. North Alabama 674
26. Southern Arkansas 726
27. Jackson CC  753
28. Alcorn State  911
29. Freed-Harmeman 939
30. Trevecca Nazarene 974

SJSU Results:
6. Alfredo Coronado 24:31.38
48. Sterling Granger 25:39.48
51. Irvin Garcia 25:43.57
97. Alan Shelton 26:32.80
106. Luke Galvan 26:39.72
112. Hector Lopez-Garcia 26.44.69
122. Kellen Cole 26:54.18
143. Juan Ruiz 27:19.72
 
Top Five Individuals:
  1  Cheruiyot, Ben       JR Auburn University       23:15.96    1  
  2  Bouchikhi, Soufiane  FR Eastern KY Univ.        23:17.99    2  
  3  Kemboi, Victor       SO Eastern KY Univ.        23:53.12    3  
  4  Kirwa, Daniel        JR Harding University      24:05.96    4  
  5  Purvis, Johnny       SR Ark-Little Rock         24:21.35    5