Men's Cross Country Tenth At SF State Invite

San Francisco, Calif. -- The San Jose State men's cross country team finished in tenth place at the San Francisco State Invitational in Golden Gate Park on October 7.

Hector Lopez-Garcia was the Spartans' top runner. The sophomore finished in 53rd place and completed the eight-kilometer course in 27:19.9.

Kellen Cole was next to cross the line for San Jose State in 57th place finishing exactly ten seconds behind Lopez-Garcia.

Alex Esparza in 58th place, Ansel Mills with a 60th place finish and Pablo Borceguin in 65th place rounded out the five scorers for the Spartans.

"This was a good race for the team," said San Jose State head coach Augie Argabright. "The guys are progressively getting a little faster each week."

The host, San Francisco State took first place honors with a team score of 68 and Amos Maru of the Academy of Art was the top individual representing a school.

The Spartans get back to action at the Bronco Invitational on October 15. It will be the last regular season meet before the Western Athletic Conference Championship on October 29.

Team Results:
1. San Francisco State 68
2. San Diego Mesa 83
3. Sacramento State 97
4. Humboldt State 110
4. San Francisco 110
6. Santa Clara 139
7. Academy of Art 160
8. Cal State Stanislaus 165
9. UC Santa Cruz 238
10. San Jose State 293
11. Community College of San Francisco 334
12. Saint Mary's (CA) 348
13. Holy Names 351
14. Notre Dame de Namur 407
15. Dominican (CA) 469

SJSU Results:
53      Hector Lopez-Garcia    27:19.9
57      Kellen Cole                 27:29.9
58      Alex Esparza              27:35.7
60      Ansel Mills                 27:50.3
65      Pablo Borceguin          28:23.5
68      Antonio Cantu            28:32.9

Top Finishers:
1 Daniel Tapia                                    24:35.6
2 Amos Maru            Academy of Art     24:59.4
3 Dylan Marx            San Diego Mesa     25:13.7
4 Steven Garboden                             25:14.8
5 Gus Gibbs                                       25:21.7