Titans Complete Season at NCAA West Regional

NCAA West Regional Results (PDF)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton completed the 2013 men's and women's cross-country seasons with 24th and 29th place finishes, respectively, at the NCAA West Regionals on Friday at Haggin Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento.

"We didn't finish the season in the way we hoped or were capable of," head coach John Elders said. "It's disappointing we didn't finish strong, but both of our programs took a step forward at the conference level."

The men's squad, which was without top runner Gilbert Solorza due to injury, was led by junior Jayson Perez as he completed the 10k course in a time of 31:58 finishing in 101st place.  For Perez, it was the second time in 2013 that he led the Titan squad.

Freshman Jose Penaloza finished 108th with a time of 32:04, followed by junior Brandon Perry (132nd, 32:36), sophomore Jeff Little (141st; 32:51), junior Sean Graham (142nd; 32:52) and sophomore Kevin Russell (159th; 33:24).

Stanford captured the NCAA West Regionals men's title with 53 points followed by Oregon (64), Portland (92), Boise State (117) and Arizona State (184).

The top Big West finisher was Cal Poly in seventh place with 191 points.

On the women's side, the Titans were led by sophomore Emily Taylor as she finished the 6k race in a time of 21:45, which was good for 131st. It was the second time this season that Taylor was Fullerton's top finisher, dating back to the Fresno Invitational on Sept. 14.
Sara Taylor, Fullerton's top runner at the Big West championships completed the race in 141st with a time of 21:54 followed by Arianna Fuentes (162nd; 22:12), Ana Valdovinos (164th; 22:15), Celinda Manzo (199th; 22:48) and Tijerra Lynch (200th; 22:50).
 
Fullerton finished in 29th place with a total of 778 points. Arizona (84) captured the women's NCAA West Regional title followed by Stanford (94), Oregon (120), San Francisco (140) and Washington (162).

The top Big West finisher was UC Davis in seventh place with 221 points.

"We have a stable foundation of young athletes to build the program around and we'll continue to get better," Elders said. "We learned this year what it takes to compete at conference level, and now we have to learn what it takes to compete at the regional level. I believe we have the talent."
 

2013 NCAA CROSS COUNTRY
WEST REGIONAL

Haggin Oaks Golf Cours
Sacramento, Calif.

Men 10K | Women 6K

MEN'S TEAM SCORES
1. Stanford 53

2. Oregon 64

3. Portland 92

4. Boise State 117
5. Arizona State 184

6. UCLA 187

7. Cal Poly 191

8. Washington State 269
9. Washington 277

10. UC Santa Barbara 287

11. Gonzaga 343

12. California 343

13. UC Davis 361

14. Arizona 362

15. Loyola Marymount 365

16. San Francisco 498

17. Long Beach State 511

18. Sacramento State 523

19. UC Irvine 542

20. Eastern Washington 542
21. Santa Clara 546

22. UC Riverside 589

23. Fresno State 603

24. Cal State Fullerton 608
25. Seattle 694
26. Portland State 731

27. Pepperdine 865

 
 
 

WOMEN'S TEAM RESULTS
1. Arizona 84
2. Stanford 94
3. Oregon 120
4. San Francisco 140
5. Washington 162
6. Arizona State 175
7. UC Davis 221
8. Cal Poly 259
9. Portland 284
10. Boise State 300
11. Loyola Marymount 307
12. UCLA 330
13. California 353
14. Washington State 401
15. Oregon State 407
16. Sacramento State 421
17. Gonzaga 437
18. UC Santa Barbara 447 
19. Idaho 519 
20. Seattle 563
21. UC Riverside 569 
21. UC Riverside 569
22. Eastern Washington 627
23. Fresno State 642
24. Santa Clara 679 
25. Portland State 689
26. Long Beach State 689 
27. Pepperdine 713 
28. San Diego 716 
29. Cal State Fullerton 778
30. San Diego State 810

31. UC Irvine 891
32. UNLV 940

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE

1. Edward Cheserek, Oregon, 29:35

2. Jim Rosa, Stanford, 29:43

3. Erik Olson, Stanford, 29:48

4. Scott Fauble, Portland, 29:49

5. Parker Stinson, Oregon, 29:51

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE

1. Emma Bates, Boise State, 19:11

2. Shelby Houlihan, Arizona State, 19:14

3. Aisling Cuffe, Stanford, 19:15

4. Katie Flood, Washington 19:27

5. Kelsey Santisteban, Cal, 19:29

 

Cal State Fullerton Finishers
101. Jayson Perez (31:58)
108. Jose Penaloza (32:04)
132. Brandon Perry (32:36)
141. Jeff Little (32:51)
142. Sean Graham (32:52)
159. Kevin Russell (33:24)

 

Cal State Fullerton Finishers
131. Emily Taylor (21:45)
141. Sara Taylor (21:54)
162. Arianna Fuentes (22:12)
164. Ana Valdovinos (22:15)
199. Celinda Manzo (22:48)
200. Tijerra Lynch (22:50)