LMU Women Win, Men Finish Second in San Diego
LMU's women get their second victory of the season after winning the UC San Diego Triton Invitational. LMU's men finish second.
Oct. 6, 2012
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- The LMU women's cross country team picked up its second victory of the season with a win at the 20th annual UC San Diego Invitational. The Lions recorded a 3-10-11-15-32 finish for their first win since the season opening Mark Covert Classic in September. LMU's men finished second in the race, led by junior Kevin Joerger's third-place performance.
Sarah Vitug, who finished third in the 6k race, led LMU's women with a time of 22:20. Freshman Melanie Joerger finished 10th overall, a crossed the finish line at 22:49.6. Senior Jessica Mumaugh was next in the race, finishing 11th overall, in 22:57.6. Freshman Evelyn Gonzalez ran a time of 23:02.8 for 15th place. Junior Michelle Hickerson rounded out the Lions' scoring five with a 34th place finish and a time of 23:45.6.
The Lions finished with 71 points, 24 better than second-place San Diego State. LMU beat a field of 22 teams from throughout the west.
Kevin Joerger ran a 26:20.9 in his first race of the season, for third place in the men's 8k race. Senior Greg Innes placed 23rd at the meet, with a time of 27:16.6, his best 8k time this year. Junior Mike Evans was a second behind Innes at 27:17.8 for 25th overall. Sophomore Douglas Petree was 37th overall, after recording a time of 27:32.1. Fellow sophomore Andres Lopez ran the course in 27:39.9 for 41st in the race.
The Lions finished second in the 14-team race behind the host UC San Diego Tritons.
Next up for LMU is a trip to Fayetteville, Ark. for the Chile Pepper Invitational. The race will begin at 9:45 a.m., next Saturday, Oct. 13.
- GO LIONS -