Cross Country Preps for Stanford Invitational

Sept. 22, 2003

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Briefly. . .
The Loyola Marymount cross country teams competed at the UC Riverside Invitational held at the Agricultural Operations course on the campus of UC Riverside. Over 600 runners took part in the competition on Saturday. The LMU men continued to set records by running a school record team average of 27:03 for the scoring five over the 8000 meter (5 mile) course. Sophomore Adam Bacon led the Lions for the first time, crossing the finish line in a new personal best time of 26:41. The Lion men were eighth in NCAA Division I competition and 19th overall. The LMU women also set a team time record. The Lions ran a team time of 98:32, which is an average of 19:42 for the scoring five over the 5000 meter (3.1 mile) course. The women were again led by the freshman tandem of Kristen Gonzalez and Katie Strachan. Gonzalez led the charge, covering the 5K course in 19:10, followed closely by Strachan in 19:22. The Lion women were ninth in NCAA Division I competition and tenth overall.

Up Next. . .
The Lions will next face the competition at the Stanford Invitational on September 27th. The meet is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. WCC opponents Saint Mary's, Santa Clara, and San Francisco are scheduled to compete in the Lions' division.




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