Women Second, Men Sixth at the UC Riverside Cross Country Invitational

Riverside, Calif. The Spartan women finished 2nd this weekend at the 25th annual UC Riverside Invitational on Saturday, October 1. SJSU finished 2nd out of 14 teams with two runners finishing in the top-7, while the men finished 6th out of 14 teams.

Riverside, Calif. The Spartan women finished 2nd this weekend at the 25th annual UC Riverside Invitational on Saturday, October 1. SJSU finished 2nd out of 14 teams with two runners finishing in the top-7, while the men finished 6th out of 14 teams.

SJSU had two runners finish in the top-7. Junior Tiffany Hall finished 5th overall, followed by sophomore Erica Sahli, who finished 7th. Marlene Elizalde was 26th respectively, out of 92 total runners.

The Spartan women scored 102 points in the team standings. CS Fullerton won the team competition with a score of 96. Concordia finished 3rd with a score of 110 points.

In the men’s open division, junior Mobin Ghoury was the top Spartan finisher with a time of 26:35.60, Ghoury was 22nd out of 146 total runners. Josh Courtney was the next Spartan finisher, he was 40th overall.

The Spartan men’s team finished 6th overall with a score 171 points. Cal Coast Track Club won the open men’s competition with 38 points. Long Beach State was 2nd and Saucony Cross Country club was 3rd.

The San Jose State men's and women's cross country teams each return to action on Saturday, October 15, at the Santa Clara Invitational, in Santa Clara, Calif.

2005 UC Riverside Women’s Cross Country Invitational UC Riverside Farm Course, Riverside, Calif. 5k

Team Scores 1, CS Fullerton, 96. 2, SJSU, 103. 3, Concordia, 3. 4, Southern Utah, 117. 5, Cal Poly, 120. 6, UC Riverside, 131. 7, CS San Marcos, 167. 8, Fresno St., 219. 9, CS San Bernardino, 222. 10, CS Northridge, 258. 11, Pepperdine, 289. 12, San Diego, 290. 13, Hawaii, 322. 14, UNLV, 329.

Top Finishers 1. Natalie Perkins, (Concordia), 17:23.50. 2. Annemarie Byrne, (CS San Marcos) 17:47.70. 3. Tiffany Marley (San Diego) 17:48.80. 4. Liz Camy (Northridge) 17:51.70. 5. Tiffany Hall (SJSU) 17:52.40.

SJSU Finishers 5. Tiffany Hall, 17:52.40. 7. Erica Sahli, 18:08.00. 26. Marlene Elizalde, 18:53.60. 36. Judy DeLong, 19.11.60. 45. Allison Stiller, 19:24.60. 56. Rebecca Palm, 19:40.30.

2005 UC Riverside Men’s Open Cross Country Invitational Riverside, Calif. 8k

Team Scores 1. Cal Coast TC, 38. 2. Long Beach State, 47. 3. Saucony, 63. 4. Occidental, 104. 5. CS San Marcos, 127. 6. SJSU, 171. 7. Hawaii at Hilo, 172. 8. Men of Troy, 206. 9. Pomona Pitzer, 226. 10. Claremount-Mudd, 253. 11. La Verne, 288. 12. Cal Tech, 335. 13. Pepperdine, 370.

Top Finishers 1. Jordan Horn (Unattached) 24:26.90. 2. Nick Arciniaga (Saucony) 25:04.40. 3. Fitsum Tesfa (Unattached) 25:17.60. 4. Ricardo Godoy (Saucony) 25:20.90. 5. Dylan Jaedtke (Long Beach State) 25:43.90.

SJSU Finishers 22. Mobin Ghoury, 26:35.60. 40. Josh Courtney, 27:14.50. 53. Joe Burrola, 27:49.90. 71. Ismeal Jorio, 28:25.50. 90. Gordie Throne, 29:14.60. 91. Sean Dundon, 29:21.90. 123. Andrew Cheng, 30:58.50.