Aleman, Botello Lead Titans at Invite
FULLERTON, Calif. – The Cal State Fullerton men's and women's cross country teams finished fifth and ninth, respectively, at the Titan Invitational held at the Titan Track Complex on Friday evening.
The race was the final for CSF before Fullerton travels to San Luis Obispo on Saturday, Nov. 2, to compete in the Big West Championships.
In the women's 5K, Michelle Botello finished 58th (44th collegiate) with a time of 19:42.0 to lead Cal State Fullerton. She was followed by Jessica Feuerstine who finished in a time of 19:51.8 for 63rd overall and 49th amongst collegiate runners. Tristanie Bjazevich was right behind finishing 64th overall in a time of 19:53.3 – a season best for the sophomore.
Tejera Dial was the fourth Titan to cross the finish line in a time of 20:04.3, finishing 67th overall (52nd collegiate). Pamela Pelayo finished 73rd overall (58th collegiate) in a time of 20:26.2, and Kaylie McGrady was the last Titan to cross the finish line at 22:51.5 (88th overall, 66th collegiate).
Brian Aleman was the first Titan to cross the finish line for the men's team, completed the 8K course in a time of 25:37.1 as he finished 25th overall and 15th amongst collegiate competitors to record his fastest time this year. He was followed by Christian Eagon's personal best time, as the rookie completed the race in 38th place (21 collegiate) in a time of 26:04.3.
Freshman Joe Casco completed the race in 40th place (23rd collegiate) in a time of 26:06.6 to also record a PR, followed by Daniel Ramos, who completed the course in a season-best time of 26:14.5, finishing in 47th (26th collegiate).
On Saturday, Nov. 2, Cal State Fullerton will conclude the regular season by traveling to San Luis Obispo for the 2013 Big West Championships.
Womens 5K - 4:45 PM - Team Scores
Place Team Team Score
1 UCLA 31
2 San Diego St. 56
3 SUPERPRIDE 63
4 Orange Coast College 101
5 Pepperdine 130
6 UNLV 145
7 UC Irvine 171
8 University of San Diego 243
9 Cal St. Fullerton 253
10 UC Santa Barbara 298
Mens 8K - 5:15 PM - Team Scores
Place Team Team Score
1 SoCal Elite 20
2 Orange Coast College 43
3 UCLA 88
4 NMFA 89
5 Cal St. Fullerton 120
6 UC Irvine 147