Men's Cross Country Sixth At Charles Bowles

     The San Jose State men's cross country team finished in sixth place out of 19 at Willamette's Charles Bowles Invitational in Salem, Oregon on Saturday.

     The Five Spartan finishers: Alfredo Coronado(6), Irvin Garcia(41), David Haefele(45), Sterling Granger(79), and Alan Shelton(88) combined for a team score of 234.

     Alfredo Coronado, San Jose State's top finisher, ran the 8K course in 24:24.88, just over one minute ahead of the next Spartan finisher Irvin Garcia(25:28.12).

     Senior David Haefele finished 45th with a 25:32.59, and Sterling Granger finished 79th with a 25:56.00. Alan Shelton rounded out San Jose State's scorers with a finishing time of 26:10.24.

Chico State's Michael Wickman(24:08.06), and Jimmy Elam(24:12.46) placed first and second respectively. The two led Chico State to their victory in the event with a total score of 45.

     This is the San Jose State men's cross country team's third top ten finish of the year in three events. They finished 3rd out of eight in the USF Invitational, and 9th out of 30 at the UC Riverside Invite.

     Head coach Augie Argabright and the rest of his Spartan team will now look forward to competing in the San Francisco State Invitational on Saturday, October 9.

Team Finishes:
1.Chico State      45
2.Boise State      52
3.Willamette      113
4.Idaho             165
5.Nebraska Wes.   170
6.San Jose St.    234
7.Whitworth        237
8.Portland          240     
9.Portland St.     247
10.Northwest Nazarene  253
11.St. John's (Minn.)  261
12.Linfield            308
13.Seattle Pacific   374
14.Lewis & Clark    389
15.Whitman          395
16.Puget Sound     430
17.Notre Dame de Namur 473
18.George Fox          487
19.Pacific Lutheran    544

San Jose State Finishers:
6. Alfredo Coronado      24:24.88
41. Irvin Garcia             25:28.12
45. David Haefele         25:32.59
79. Sterling Granger      25:56.00
88. Alan Shelton           26:10.24
95. David Blausey         26:15.74
132. Luke Galvan         26:54.60
Top 5 Finishers:
1 Michael Wickman   Chico St.   24:08.06
2 Jimmy Elam          Chico St.   24:12.46
3 Sawyer Bosch         Boise St.   24:13.72
4 Jeff Howard           Boise St.   24:15.86
5 Markus Geiger       Idaho        24:23.43