Lions On Pace at USD Invitational
Young squad takes fourth and fifth at San Diego race Saturday.
Sept. 10, 2005
San Diego, Calif. - Resting its top runners after an impressive season opener last weekend, Loyola Marymount cross country finished fourth (men) and fifth (women) at Saturday's University of San Diego Invitational.
The Lion men finished fourth, running a squad of all freshmen. Sean Sisk led the rookies with a time of 28:27, good for seventh place overall. LMU placed a second runner in the top-10 when Trevor Wiseman crossed the finish line at 28:44.
Despite finishing fourth, the young Lions were just eight points out of second place.
"We were just shy of second place running an entire squad of freshmen," Head Coach Scott Guerrero said. "Both Pepperdine and San Diego ran their `A' squads, so I am pleased with our finish."
Similarly, the women rested their top runners in order to give other runners the opportunity to gain some experience. LMU finished fifth in a pool of opponents that included 2004 NCAA Runner-Up Duke. Freshman Abby Fall led the Lions with a time of 24:47.
"Our women's squad finished right where I would have hoped today," Guerrero said.
The University of San Diego dedicated the men's race in memory of LMU runner Adam Bacon, who was killed in an auto accident on August 5, just weeks before he was to begin his senior season with the Lions.
The Lions will return to San Diego next Saturday to run in the San Diego State Aztec Invitational.
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