Men's Cross Country 10th at SF State Invitational

San Francisco, Calif.---The San Jose State men's cross country team finished 10th out of the 12 teams in the 2009 San Francisco State Invitational.

     Luke Galvan (47), Antonio Cantu (88), Alex Esparza (92), Carlos Chavez (95), and Jonathan Gragert (98) were the five scorers for the Spartans, totaling 276 points.

     Galvan ran the 8K course through Speedway Meadows in 27:08.2, and was San Jose State's top finisher. Sophomore Antonio Cantu (28:30.1) followed with an 88th place finish for San Jose State.

     "Luke gave his best effort today, and proved that he is a leader on our team", said head coach Augie Argabright. "We are proud of the way he performed in today's event."

     Alex Esparza (28:49.1), Carlos Chavez (29:08.3), and Jonathan Gragert (29:20.9) rounded out the top-five finishers for San Jose State.

     The University of Alaska Anchorage took first place overall, as Marko Cheseto (24:52.6), and Micah Chelimo (24:55.0) took first and second place overall individually.

     The San Jose State men's cross country team will be back in action Saturday, October 17 at the Bronco Invitational.

SJSU Results:
47. Luke Galvan 27:08.2
88. Antonio Cantu 28:30.1
92. Alex Esparza 28:49.1
95. Carlos Chavez 29:08.3
98. Jonathan Gragert 29:20.9

Team Results:
1. University of Alaska Anchorage   52
2. Western Oregon University   56
3. Humboldt State University   58
4. Chico State    108
5. Santa Clara University   131
6. Cal State Stanislaus   162
7. City College of San Francisco   178
8. San Francisco State University   179
9. Notre Dame de Namur   267
10. San Jose State   276
11. CSU Monterey Bay   311
12. Pacific Union College   358

Top Five Finishers:
Marko Cheseto  University of Alaska Anchorage 24:52.6
Micah Chelimo  University of Alaska Anchorage 24:55.0
Chris Reed  Western Oregon University  25:17.1
David Kiplagat  Kenyalaska    25:24.8
Isaac Chavez  Unattached    25:25.7