Tapia, Masciana Lead Titans at the Pepperdine Invitational
Sept. 23, 2007
Malibu, Calif. - Under threatening skies senior Juliane Masciana and sophomore Sergio Tapia led the Titans in the Women's 6K and Men's 8K run at the Pepperdine Cross Country Invitational in Malibu Saturday morning. The Titans finished second as a team in both the men's and women's competition.
Tapia led the Titans on the soggy course finishing fifth with a 24:53.08 time, pacing the men who placed three runners in the top ten. Behind Tapia were Eddie Perez (25:57.50) and Jeff Mackay (24:58.50) with 7th and 8th place finishes, respectively.
Masciana finished sixth overall for the women, running course in 21:00.14 and was followed by teammates Andrea Aguilar (13th, 21:11.47), Grace Gonzalez (15th, 21:14.69), Gail Munoz (16th, 21:15.51) and Amanda Eichmann (18th, 21:18.72) to round out the invitational's top 20 finishers.
Winning the 8K race was Fresno State's freshman Erick Garcia (24:25.23), while USC's freshman Sarah Cocco won the 6K finishing in 20:00.00 flat.
Fullerton will next race on Sept. 29 in split squad runs at UC Riverside in the morning and Stanford in the afternoon.