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Nunez, Mandel Top Runners For LBSU At Big West Conference Championships

Cameron Ford (left) finished in 29th place and Emilio Nunez placed 21st at the Big West Championships in Hawai'i. (Photo by Chuck Utash)
Oct. 29, 2016

KAHUKU, Hawai'i - Seniors Emilio Nunez and Pauline Mandel were the top runners for Long Beach State at the Big West Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning at Kahuku Golf Course.

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.

Senior Cameron Ford placed 29th (26:19.0), followed by junior George Martinez in 30th (26:19.9) and senior Kevin Ramirez in 34th (26:30.0).

Freshman Robert Daseler finished in 57th (28:16.1) with Patrick Burciago in 61st (29:05.0) and junior Jacob Orozco in 63rd (32:23.0).

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.

Senior Ashley Carrera placed 44th (23:47.7), followed by freshmen Julie Vargas in 57th (24:34.3) and Christie Nesbit in 67th (25:39.6).


 

 

Junior Alexandra Lathos finished in 72nd (27:36.4) with Charlotte Utash in 73rd (28:07.3) and senior Jodi Lambert in 74th (30:19.1).

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
Kahuku, Hawai'i

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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