Cal Men Take Eighth at Bronco Invitational

Oct. 18, 2008

SUNNYVALE - The California men's cross country team came in eighth place in the Bronco Invitational hosted by Santa Clara Saturday morning in Sunnyvale, Calif. The Cal men finished with 203 points. Long Beach State won both the men's and the women's races.

Freshman Nate Beach led the Golden Bears with his 16th-place finish, touring the course in 25:12. Fellow freshman Maxime Chevee also posted a top-25 placing, coming in 23rd at 25:26. Fresno State's Erick Garcia won the race, clocking a time of 24:37.

Four Cal women participated in the women's race, with freshman Michelle Davis leading the way. Davis recorded a time of 18:24 and came in 40th place. Freshman Taylor Dutch didn't finish too far behind Davis at 43rd overall with a time of 18:29. Sarah Apgar of Long Beach State took top honor with a time of 17:14.

Cal has next week off as it prepares for the Pac-10 Championships on Oct. 31 in Springfield Ore.

Men's Team 8K Scoring (14 teams): 1. Long Beach State (76 points), 2. Sacramento State (81 points), 3. Boise State (116 points), 8. California (203 points)

Men's Top Three 8K Finishers: 1. Erick Garcia (Fresno State) 24:37, 2. Sawyer Bosh (Boise State) 24:39, 3. Jeremiah Johnston (Idaho) 24:41

Cal's 8K Men's Results: 16. Nate Beach 25:12, 23. Maxime Chevee 25:26, 43. Eric Lee 25:47, Brad Surh 26:44, 79. Patrick Lynch 26:16, 94

Women's Team 6K Scoring (17 teams): 1. Long Beach State (88 points), 2. Santa Clara (120 points), 3. Nevada (127 points)

Women's Top Three 6K Finishers: 1. Sarah Apgar (Long Beach State) 17:14, Allix Lee-Painter (Idaho) 17:27, 3. Christa Avena (Nevada) 17:31

Cal's 6K Women's Results: 40. Michelle Davis 18:24, 43. Taylor Dutch 18:29, 69. Araceli Huerta 18:59, 90. Herdis Arnalds 19:22

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