Spartans Take First Place In Battle Of The Bay

Crystal Springs, Calif. -- All five scorers for San Jose State finished inside the top-10 lifting the Spartans to a first place finish for the second straight year at the Battle of the Bay Cross Country Invitational in Crystal Springs, Calif. on September 3.

"The whole team raced well," said San Jose State head coach Augie Argabright. "Our returning athletes along with our new runners were able to set the pace at the front and finish strong."

Aylin Mejia in her first career race with the Spartans took first place individually finishing the 5K course in 23:12.

Shortly behind Mejia were teammates: Megan Arias in fourth place (23:40), Elizabeth Raymond in fifth place (23:48) and Kate Lambdin in sixth place (23:50).

Freshman Rebecca Garcia finished in seventh place (24:03) and rounded out the top-five for San Jose State.

San Francisco State with a final team score of 36 was the closest to the Spartans' winning score of 23.

Click here to view complete final results.

The San Jose State women's cross country team returns to action on September 17 at the UC Riverside Invitational.

SJSU Finishers:

1. Aylin Mejia 23:12

4. Megan Arias 23:40

5. Elizabeth Raymond 23:48

6. Kate Lambdin 23:50

7. Rebecca Garcia 24:03

(10.) Victoria Smith 24:15

(28.) Marissa Buckley 25:36

(35.) Alexandra Seda 25:55

(43.) Sasha Martinez 26:34

(56.) Breanna Garcia 27:10

(59.) Keri Zaro 27:28

(64.) Katie O'Connell 27:52

(70.) Talia Gragert 28:10

(74.) Stephanie Cano 28:30

(75.) Jessica Ponce 28:36

(91.) Danielle Rode 32:24

 

Top-Five Finishers:
1. 
Aylin Mejia SJSU 23:12
2. Paxton Cota USF 23:17
3. Zuleima Jimenez USF 23:21
4. Megan Arias SJSU 23:40
5.
Elizabeth Raymond SJSU 23:48

Team Results:
1. 23 San Jose St.   (23:43 118:33)
2. 36 San Francisco St.   (23:59 119:55)
3. 114 Cal St. East Bay   (25:38 128:08)
4. 136 Pacific    (26:04 130:18)
5. 141 Hartnell    (26:10 130:49)
6. 149 De Anza    (26:18 131:29)
7. 155 Sonoma St.   (26:25 132:04)
8. 253 Holy Names   (28:54 144:26)
9. 257 Dominican (Cal.)   (30:31 152:34)
10. 279 Mills College   (30:36 153:00)
11. 318 Notre Dame de Namur  (32:37 163:02)