San Diego, Calif. -- The San Jose State women's cross country team finished in fifth place out of seven teams at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego, Calif., on September 15.
The Spartans scored 140 points as a team. USC took first place in the team results with a score of 39.
Aylin Mejia, for the second race in a row, was the first to cross the finish line for the Spartans. Mejia finished the 5K course through Balboa Park in 19:39.6.
Rebecca Garcia crossed second for San Jose State in 19:41.3 and was 18th overall.
Lalida Maokhamphiou (20:27.5, 33rd), Marissa Buckley (20:43.2, 40th) and Alexandra Seda (21:17.2, 49th) rounded out the scorers for the Spartans.
"Today wasn't a bad day. It was just an off day for the team," said San Jose State head coach Ron Davis. "Aylin and Rebecca ran well. Everybody has room for improvement."
Also competing for the Spartans: Brianna Garcia (21:58.8, 57th), Joanna Reyes (22:35.8 61st), Alexa Richter (22:38.5, 62nd), Mallory Davenport (23:37.0, 63rd) and Stephanie Cano (23:59.6, 64th).
In other action this weekend for the women's cross country team; Jessica Ponce, Hannah McClintock and Lourdes Amante competed in the San Francisco State Invitational on September 14.
Ponce ran the 6K course through Golden Gate Park in 28:17 and finished in 61st. McClintock followed in 63rd with a time of 30:13 and Amante finished in 65th with a time of 31:55.
Jenny Bergren of the Academy of Art set the winning time of 21:52.
San Jose State women's cross country is back in action at the Stanford Invitational on September 29.
San Diego State Aztec Invitational
1 USC 39
2 Biola University 47
3 San Diego State 50
4 CSU Northridge 112
5 San Jose State 140
6 UNLV 145
7 San Diego State B 191
1 Erica Capellino Usc 18:11.5
2 Marianne Hogan San Diego St 18:23.7
3 Jenna Tong Usc 18:33.8
4 Tanya Valenzuela Unattached 18:44.4
5 Laura Vasquez San Diego St 18:53.7
17 Aylin Mejia 19:39.6
18 Rebecca Garcia 19:41.3
33 Lalida Maokhamphiou 20:27.5
40 Marissa Buckley 20:43.2
49 Alexandra Seda 21:17.2
57 Breanna Garcia 21:58.8
61 Joanna Reyes 22:35.8
62 Alexa Richter 22:38.5
63 Mallory Davenport 23:37.0
64 Stephanie Cano 23:59.6
San Francisco State Invitational
*No team score
61 Jessica Ponce 28:17
63 Hannah McClintock 30:13
65 Lourdes Amante 31:55