Women 21st, Men 22nd at NCAA Regionals
Nov. 10, 2007
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State men and women's cross country teams finished the season on Saturday at the NCAA West Regional Championships in Eugene, Ore. The men finished 22nd in the 10K race and the women took 21st in the 6K race.
"Roxanne ran really well and the team placed 21st out 31 teams in a very tough region," said head coach Joe Gonzales. "Overall it was a great learning experience for both teams."
Senior Meredith Hawkins finished 115th, clocking in at 22:35. Sophomore Jennifer Hernandez was fourth among Fresno State runners, finishing 125th with a time of 22:42 and junior Briana Cleary took 132nd with a time of 22:50.
Freshman Erick Garcia finished 91st overall with a time of 32:29 for the men's team. The time was 14 seconds faster than his mark at the San Diego Invitational, Fresno State's only other 10K race of the season.
Sophomore Franks Sanders took 108th with a time of 32:48, also a season-best in the 10K and more than a minute better than his mark at San Diego. Freshman Elijah Carillo placed 148th (34:17) followed by junior Mehdi Taieb-Brahim in 149th (34:19) and senior David Vartanian in 153rd (34:31).
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