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Nunez, Carrera Lead 49ers At Pepperdine Invitational

The 49er men's team finished in fourth place at the Pepperdine Invitational on Saturday in Malibu. (Photo by Roger Horne)

Sept. 14, 2013

MALIBU, Calif. - Long Beach State freshmen Emilio Nunez and Ashley Carrera were the top runners for the 49ers on Saturday morning at the Pepperdine Invitational.

Nunez ran the men's 8,000-meter course at Alumni Park in a time of 25:07.59, finishing in seventh place, while Carrera covered the women's 6K course in a time of 22:30.28, placing 20th.

The 49er men's team finished in fourth, recording 98 points, finishing ahead of San Diego (141) in fifth and meet host Pepperdine (152) placed sixth. Loyola Marymout captured the team title with 22 points, holding off Saint Mary's (60) in second and Santa Clara (73) in third.

Sophomore Cameron Pantoja crossed the finish line in 12th in a time of 25:27.34, while freshman Kevin Ramirez placed 19th in a time of 25:52.18.

Freshmen Sam Bautista, Andres Velasco and Zachary Diaz crossed the line together, finishing in 36th, 37th and 38th respectively.

On the women's side, LBSU placed seventh with 159 points. LMU won the team championship, leading the seven team field with 23 points. Santa Clara (62) placed second, while Saint Mary's (99) finished in third and and Pepperdine (103) took home fourth.

Freshman Xitali Avila finished second for the 49ers, crossing the line in 32nd in a time of 23:00.25, while fellow classmate Kathleen Dunne placed 37th (23:13.60).

Senior Andrea Gayton-Jacob finished in 40th (23:34.17), while junior Madison D'Ornellas crossed the line in 52nd (24:08.43) and senior Kylee Martin came in 54th (24:12.04).

LBSU returns to action Oct. 4, traveling to Sacramento for the NCAA Preview at the Haggin Oaks Golf Club.

Pepperdine Invitational
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
Alumni Park
Malibu, Calif.

Women's 6K Team Results
1.  Loyola Marymount (23 pts.)
2.  Santa Clara (62)
3.  Saint Mary's (99)
4.  Pepperdine (103)
5.  San Diego (114)
6.  Pacific (156)

LBSU Women's Individual Results
20.  Ashley Carrera, 22:30.28
32.  Lali Avila, 23:00.25
37.  Kathleen Dunne, 23:13.60
40.  Andrea Gayton-Jacob, 23:34.17
52.  Madison D'Ornellas, 24:08.43
54.  Kylee Martin, 24:12.04
56.  Valeria Soto, 24:18.37
57.  Kaitlyn Kuehn, 24:20.89

Men's 8K Team Results
1.  Loyola Maryount (22 pts.)
2.  Saint Mary's (60)
3.  Santa Clara (73)
5.  San Diego (141)
6.  Pepperdine (152)

LBSU Men's Individual Results
7.  Emilio Nunez, 25:07.59
12.  Cameron Pantoja, 25:27.34
19.  Kevin Ramirez, 25:52.18
36.  Sam Bautista, 26:38.05
37.  Andres Velasco, 26:40.98
38.  Zachary Diaz, 26:43.53 



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