Women, fifth; men, ninth at Cal Poly Cross Country Invitational

San Luis Obispo, Calif.-----The San Jose State University women’s team was fifth out of 11 and the men’s squad ninth out of nine at the Cal Poly Cross Country Invitational meet.

Senior Ashleigh Nebeker recorded her second top-10 finish in as many races to lead the Spartans. Nebeker continued her solid season leading the Spartan women with her second top-10 finish in as many races. Nebeker was tenth in the 127-runner field with a time of 18:42.1 for 5,000 meters.

Tiffany Hall also posted a top-20 finish placing 14th with a time of 18:53.1.

San Jose State scored 119 in the team standings. UC Irvine won the team competition with a score of 50. The club team, See Jane Run, was second wth 58. Cal State Fullerton with 75 and UC Santa Barbara with 112 also finished ahead of the Spartans.

Erika Aklufi of See Jane Run finished first in the individual competition with a 17:37.6 clocking.

In the men’s division, junior Ryan Rogers was the top Spartan finisher with a time of 27:42.7 for 8,000 meters. He was 34th in the 85-runner field. No other San Jose State entry finished in the top-50.

San Jose State’s team score was 253, 202 points behind team champion Cal Poly, which had a total of 51. UC Irvine was second with 53 and Cal State Fullerton was third with 57.

Cal Poly Women’s Cross Country Invitational
Fairbanks Cross Country Course, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
5,000 meters

Team scores – 1, UC Irvine, 50. 2, See Jane Run, 58. 3, Cal State Fullerton, 75. 4, UC Santa Barbara, 112. 5, San Jose State, 119. 6, Fresno State, 161.. 7, Santa Clara, 171. 8, Pepperdine, 213. 9, Long Beach State, 223. 10, Loyola Marymount, 230. 11, Ventura College, 316.

Top finishers – 1, Erika Aklufi, See Jane Run, 17:37.6. 2, Kim Ramirez, UC Irvine, 17:54.7. 3, Tania Fischer, See Jane Run, 18:07.4. 4, Grace Torres, See Jane Run, 18:16.7. 5, Adrea Buckner, Fersno State, 18:28.8.

San Jose State finishers – 10, Ashleigh Nebeker, 18:42.1. 14, Tiffany Hall, 18:53.1. 24, Erica Sahli, 19:03.1. 38, Judy DeLong, 19:27.2 48, Valerie Weilert, 19:32.6. 58, Allison Stiller, 19:48.4. 89, Tabitha Guzman, 20:43.1. 94, Erica Elias, 21:02.7. 109, Lindsay Bryant, 22:00.2.

Cal Poly Men’s Cross Country Invitational
Fairbanks Cross Country Course, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
8,000 meters

Team scores – 1, Cal Poly, 51. 2, UC Irvine, 53. 3, Cal State Fullerton, 57. 4, UC Santa Barbara, 104. 5, Long Beach State, 118. 6, Santa Clara, 157. 7, Loyola Marymount, 168. 8, ventura College, 195. 9, San Jose State, 253.

Individual leaders – 1, Sean Ricketts, unattached, 25:52.7. 2, Troy Swier, unattached, 26:01.5. 3, Ben Bruce, unattached, 26:08.8. 4, Marcos Campos, Cal State Fullerton, 26:23.6. 5, Ricky Barnes, UC Irvine, 26:27.6.

San Jose State finishers – 34, Ryan Rogers, 27:42.7. Mobin Ghoury, 29:05.1. 77, Adrian Alcaraz, 30:03.4. 80, Justin Chaaudoin, 30:35.9. 84, Chris vargas, 31:57.8.