Women's Cross Country Strong At UCR Invite

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Freshman Aylin Mejia and senior Elizabeth Raymond both had top-20 finishes helping San Jose State to a third place finish out of 19 teams in the UC Riverside Invitational on September 17.

Mejia finished the 5K course in 18:06.3, good for 13th place out of 249 individuals competing. Raymond came in 19th place with a time of 18:16.9.

Kate Lambdin (18:32.7) finished in 31st, Megan Arias (18:54.3) came in 44th and Victoria Smith (19:00.9) was 52nd to round out the top five for the Spartans.

"We set a nice pace as a team today," said San Jose State's head coach Augie Argabright. " I thought we raced well as a team and finished ahead of a large portion of the field."

CSU San Marcos was the invitational winner with a perfect score of 15. Suzanne Cornwell was the top individual; she finished the race in 17:11.0.

San Jose State women's cross country has their next race on October 1 at the Willamette Invitational in Salem, Ore.

Team Results:
1. CSU San Marcos 15
2. Claremont-Mudd 83
3. San Jose State 97
4. Colorado Mesa 139
5. Cal State LA  146
6. Occidental  180
7. UC Santa Cruz 226
8. LA Trade Tech 227
9. Redlands  297
10. Pasadena  305
11. San Diego  347
12. Western New Mexico 348
13. La Verne  362
14. Riverside CC 364
15. Pomona Pitzer  408
16. Whittier  410
17. Cal Poly Pomona 436
18. Cal Tech  483
19. CS San Bernadino 500

SJSU Results:
13 Aylin Mejia                  San Jose State         18:06.3    
19 Elizabeth Raymond                 San Jose State         18:16.9  
31 Kate Lambdin                 San Jose State         18:32.7  
44 Megan Arias                   San Jose State         18:54.3  
52 Victoria Smith               San Jose State         19:00.9  
63 Rebecca Garcia                 San Jose State         19:10.8  
95 Marissa Buckley              San Jose State         19:42.4  

Top Five Finishers:
1 Suzanne Cornwell             CS San Marcos          17:11.0    1
7 Carol Schryver               CS San Marcos          17:44.4    2            
8 Chelsey Cortez               CS San Marcos          17:47.0    3            
9 Cady Villarreal              CS San Marcos          17:48.8    4
11 Kelly Thompson              CS San Marcos          18:02.2    5