AZTEC CROSS COUNTRY'S YOUNG RUNNERS MAKE STRONG DEBUT

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SDSU takes eighth out of 12 teams

Source:  goaztecs.com

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September 1, 2018 (Brea, Calif.) - The San Diego State cross country team kicked off their 2018 season at the Mark Covert Classic (5k) at Carbon Canyon Regional Park Saturday morning. The Aztecs, who comprised of a freshmen-only team, took eighth out of 12 D1 teams.

Alize Hartke (Roseville, Calif) paced the Aztecs, finishing in 19 minutes flat, good for 55th place overall (out of 122 athletes). Not far behind her was Carlene Masar, who crossed the finish line in 19:03.4 (61st place).

The rest of the Aztecs’ top five consisted of Paige Comiso (19:10.4; 65th), Caitlyn Couch (19:13.7; 67th) and Marissa D’Atri (19:21.7; 71st).

Other Aztec finishers included Renee Laurenzana (19:38.7; 82nd), Isabelle Davis (19:57.8; 98th) and Natalie Regalado (20:17.1; 115th).

UP NEXT

The Aztecs will be back in action in two weeks at the Riverside Invitational on Saturday, September 15.

THE NOTE

All of the Aztecs runners were freshmen making their collegiate debut.

QUOTE OF THE MEET

“The team performed well today for their first meet. For many it was their first collegiate race. All the ladies competed fiercely against the steep competition. Alize Hartke did an exceptional job moving up throughout the race to be our first finisher. Caitlin Couch was courageous and pulled the team out, setting the pace for the Aztecs early. The top five women worked well together.” – Coach Robert Lusitana

MARK COVERT CLASSIC TEAM SCORES (Top 5 & SDSU) – Out of 12 DI Teams

1. Cal Poly – 56

2. Cal Baptist – 57

3. Arizona State – 68

4. Cal State Fullerton – 88

5. UC Davis – 114

8. SAN DIEGO STATE – 267

MARK COVERT CLASSIC INDIVIDUAL SCORES (Top 5 & SDSU) – Out of 122 athletes

1. Miranda Daschian (Cal Poly) – 17:45.7

2. Daan Haven (ASU) – 17:47.1

3. Anna Mate (Cal Baptist) – 17:52.5

4. Annet Somogyi (Cal Baptist) – 17:54.0

5. Alexis Nichols (ASU) – 17:54.0

55. Alize Hartke (SDSU) – 19:00.0

61. Carlene Masar (SDSU) – 19:03.4

65. Paige Comiso (SDSU) – 19:10.4

67. Caitlyn Couch (SDSU) – 19.13.7

71. Marissa D’Atri (SDSU) – 19:21.7

82. Renee Laurenzana (SDSU) – 19:38.7

98. Isabelle Davis (SDSU) – 19:57.8

115. Natalie Regalado (SDSU) – 20:17.1

 


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