October 26, 2013

Aleman, Botello Lead Titans at Invite

Results (PDF)

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).

Dalton Hall finished 65th overall and 3th against collegiate runners with an 8K time of 26:46.5, while Tim Reed was the final Titan to cross the finish line in a time of 27:16.4.

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