Nine Bears Set Personal Records at Pac-12 Championships
University Place, Washington -- California cross country collected nine personal bests at the Pac-12 Championships as both the men's and women's teams finished seventh against six Top-10 ranked teams at Chambers Creek Park on Friday.
The men's squad recorded an impressive six personal records along with three Top-40 finishes. Senior Steven Khan paced the way for the Bears, crossing the finish line in 33rd-place. Khan set a new lifetime best for the third-straight meet with a time of 23:53.1.
Redshirt senior Ben Harper also set a personal best, clocking in at 23:58.9 and coming in 35th-place to help the Bears clinch seventh as a team. Following him in 36th-place was freshman Gabriel Abbes who finished his collegiate debut with a time of 24:00.6.
The men's team set four more personal records at the Pac-12 Championships: sophomore Ethan Bersley (24:44.5), redshirt sophomore Colby Corcoran (24:50.3), redshirt junior James Abrahams (25:08.6) and redshirt sophomore Jaden Rosenthal (25:38.4).
On the women's side, the Bears had two Top-40 finishes in the 6k race. Senior Annie Boos continued her strong 2020-2021 campaign, leading the way for California. She crossed the finish line in 33rd-place with a time of 20:41.1.
Junior Marea Zlatunich finished next for the Bears, coming in 40th with a personal best time of 20:53.2. Also setting personal records were sophomore Sara Osterberg and senior Meredith Corda, who finished the race only two seconds apart. Osterberg crossed the line with a time of 21:02.5 coming in 48th while Corda finished 49th with a time of 21:27.6.