Ford, Mandel Leads LBSU At Highlander Invitational
Seniors finish in 14th and 20th respectively
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -
Seniors Cameron Ford and Pauline Mandel were the top runners for the Long Beach State mens' and women's cross country teams at the Highlander Invitational on Saturday morning at UC Riverside's Agricultural Operations Course.
Ford completed the men's 6,000-meter race in 10th place with a time of 18:19.36, leading the 49ers to fourth with 107 points.
Senior Emilio Nunez placed 14th (18:26.87), followed by junior George Martinez in 18th (18:34.46), freshman Patrick Burciago in 41st (19:42.38) and junior Jacob Orozco in 44th (19:54.63). Junior Kaden Latham finished in 45th (20:01.68).
UC Irvine captured the team title with 30 points as the Anteaters' Isaiah Thompson crossed the finish line in first with a time of 17:56.33.
On the women's side, Mandel finished the women's 5K race in 20th with a time of 18:18.14, leading the 49ers to seventh with 180 points.
Senior Ashley Carrera finished in 26th (18:31.35), while freshmen Julie Vargas (19:29.80) and Christie Nesbit (19:31.28) placed 49th and 50th respectively. Sophomore Charlotte Utash finished in 58th (22:17.51) and senior Jodi Lambert placed 59th (24:11.47).
The 49ers return to action on Friday, Oct. 21 for the Titan Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton.
Women's 5K Team Results
1. San Diego State (46 points)
2. Cal State Fullerton (54)
3. UC Riverside (79)
4. UC Irvine (91)
5. USC (104)
6. CSUN (157)
7. LONG BEACH STATE (180)
LBSU Individual Women's 5K Results (59 runners)
20. Pauline Mandel (18:18.14)
26. Ashley Carrera (18:31.35)
49. Julie Vargas (19:29.80)
50. Christine Nesbit (19:31.28)
58. Charlotte Utash (22:17.51)
59. Jodi Lambert (24:11.47)
Men's 6K Team Results
1. UC Irvine (30 points)
2. Cal State Fullerton (51)
3. UC Riverside (69)
4. LONG BEACH STATE (107)
5. CSUN (111)
LBSU Individual Men's 6K Results (46 runners)
10. Cameron Ford (18:19.36)
14. Emilio Nunez (18:26.87)
18. George Martinez (18:34.46)
41. Patrick Burciago (19:42.38)
44. Jacob Orozco (19:54.63)
45. Kaden Lapham (20:01.68)
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