Nunez ran the men's 8,000-meter course in a time of 25:57.5, crossing the finish line in 21st place and leading the 49ers to fifth with 163 points.
Cal Poly claimed the men's team title with 18 points, followed by UC Santa Barbara in second with 53 points and Cal State Fullerton in third with 83 points.
The Mustangs' Clayton Hutchins crossed the finish line in first, leading the field of 63 runners with a time of 24:36.1.
On the women's side, Mandel covered the 6K course in a time of 23:29.9, crossing the finish line in 36th, leading LBSU to ninth with 246 points.
The Mustangs captured the women's team title with 27 points, followed by UC Davis in second with 72 points and the Gauchos in third with 96 points.
Peyton Bilo of Cal Poly won the individual title, leading the field of 74 runners with a time of 21:04.1.
The 49ers return to action on Friday, Nov. 11, traveling to Sacramento for the NCAA West Regional at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.
2016 Big West Conference Championships
Saturday, Oct. 29
Hosted by Hawai'i
Kahuku Golf Course
Men's 8K Team Results
1. Cal Poly (18 points)
2. UC Santa Barbara (53)
3. Cal State Fullerton (83)
4. UC Irvine (98)
5. LONG BEACH STATE (163)
6. UC Davis (165)
7. UC Riverside (169)
8. CSUN (202)
LBSU Individual Men's Results (63 runners)
21. Emilio Nunez (25:57.5)
29. Cameron Ford (26:19.0)
30. George Martinez (26:19.9)
34. Kevin Ramirez (26:30.0)
57. Robert Daseler (28:16.1)
61. Patrick Burciago (29:05.0)
63. Jacob Orozco (32:23.0)
Women's 6K Team Results
1. Cal Poly (27 points)
2. UC Davis (72)
3. Cal State Fullerton (96)
4. UC Santa Barbara (97)
5. Hawai'i (124)
6. UC Riverside (129)
7. UC Irvine (197)
8. CSUN (224)
9. LONG BEACH STATE (246)
LBSU Individual Women's 6K Results (74 runners)
36. Pauline Mandel (23:29.0)
44. Ashley Carrera (23:47.7)
57. Julie Vargas (24:34.3)
67. Christie Nesbit (25:39.6)
72. Alexandra Lathos (27:36.4)
73. Charlotte Utash (28:07.3)
74. Jodi Lambert (30:19.1)
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