Long Beach State junior Cameron Pantoja and sophomore Sam Bautista finished in the top-10, leading the men's team to a third place finish in Saturday's Highlander Invitational at the UCR Agricultural Operations Course.
Long Beach State redshirt sophomore Pauline Mandel finished in 62nd place at the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.
The Long Beach State men's and women's cross country teams returns to action this Saturday as the 49ers will send split squads to the Indiana State Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind. and the Highlander Invitational hosted by UC Riverside.
Long Beach State sophomore Pauline Mandel was the top runner for the women's team finishing in 36th place in the Stanford Invitational at Stanford Golf Course. On the men's side, junior Cameron Pantoja was the top runner for the 49ers finishing in 49th.