FULLERTON, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton men's and women's cross country is set to host the Titan Invitational on Friday evening on the campus of Cal State Fullerton. The women's 5K begins at 5 p.m. PT while the men's 8K is set for 5:35 p.m. The start and finish of both races will be at the Titan Track Complex.
Along with the Titans, the competition will feature Cal Poly Pomona, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount, Riverside CC, Western New Mexico and others.
The women won the UCR Highlander Invitational last weekend and are feeling confident heading into the Big West Championships next weekend. Samantha Huerta was named Big West Athlete of the Week for her performance at the UCR meet as she was the top collegiate finisher, took third place overall and set the 5K school record with her time of 17:03.4. Trinity Ruelas has been solid and consistent throughout the year for the Titans as she has finished first or second among Titan runners in every race this season.
The men continue to improve week to week and earned a runner-up finish at the UCR Highlander Invitational. Samuel Pimentel was the top Titan finisher (seventh overall) with an 8K time of 24:44.40. He has been the first Titan to cross the finish line in every race this season. Jacob Smith was right behind him in eighth place at 24:44.51. Smith has been the second Titan finisher in three of four races this year and was the third finisher in the other.
Following this meet, the Titans are hosting the Big West Cross Country Championships at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea on Oct. 27.
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