The San Jose State men and women's cross country teams are off to Honolulu, Hawai'i, for the 2011 Western Athletic Conference championships held Saturday, October 29.
Freshman Mueen Ghoury led the Spartan men's team for most of the year turning in the fastest time in three different races. Sophomore Kellen Cole has been the team's top finisher in the past two races at the San Francisco State Invitational and the Bronco Invitational.
Aylin Mejia played a similar role on the women's team, winning the season-opener outright and helping the Spartans take first place as a team back on September 3.
Mejia and the Spartans had their second best finish of the year two weeks later at the UC Riverside Invitational where they finished in third place out of 19 teams.
In the WAC pre-championship coaches poll San Jose State men's cross country is picked to finished in a tie for fifth place with Louisiana Tech while the women's team was chosen seventh out of eight.
Utah State who has won five of the last six men's championships was chosen as this year's favorite heading in, and the 2010 women's champion Idaho was picked to take the title again this year.
Races begin at the 2011 WAC Championship Saturday at 9 a.m. on the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course.