Men's Cross Country, Sports

LBSU women earn third straight top-3 finish

women’s results | men’s results

For the second straight week, junior Rosa Del Toro led the Long Beach State cross country team.

Del Toro paced the ‘Niners in the 6,000-meter race with a time of 21:30, which was good enough for 22nd place at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. Also for the second consecutive week, Del Toro was closely followed by teammate Nina Moore, who came in 26th with time of 21:38.

Alisia Barajas (28th), Lenore Moreno (33rd) and Liz Ramos (34th) all finished in the top 35 to help earn LBSU third place behind host-Stanford and California, respectively.

Stanford’s Kathy Kroeger took the individual crown with a time of 20:06.

A total of 212 runners competed in the women’s race, some of whom ran unattached and didn’t factor in to the team results. 24 teams competed for the team title in the meet.

The LBSU men didn’t fare as well coming off a third place finish at last week’s Aztec Invitational.

Junior Matt Maldonado paced the 49ers coming in with a time of 24:27 to take 28th place in the men’s 8,000-meter race.

The ‘Niners came in 10th place in the team competition with 261 points. Stanford took home the team title on the men’s side as well with 31 points. 26 teams competed in the men’s race, while there were 231 runners competing total.

Heath Reedy (53rd) and senior Josh Ruff (57th) were the next 49ers to finish behind Maldonado.

Northern Arizona’s David McNeill earned the individual title with a time of 23:18.

The 49ers next meet won’t come until Oct. 16 when the team will take part in both the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., and Santa Clara Invitational in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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