SDSU CROSS COUNTRY: AZTECS TAKE 11TH AT CAPITAL CROSS CHALLENGE

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Carlene Masar was the Aztecs' top finisher

Source:  goaztecs.com

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September 29, 2018 (Sacramento) - The San Diego State cross country team finished in 11th place (out of 26 teams) at the Capital Cross Challenge 6k Saturday morning. The Aztecs finished in seventh among 14 DI schools.

Carlene Masar was the Aztecs’ top finisher, clocking in at 22:30.0, good for 51st place. The rest of the Aztecs’ top five consisted of: Paige Comiso (61st; 23:42.2), Renee Laurenzana (68th; 22:48.9), Alize Hartke (72nd; 22:52.0) and Marissa D’Atri (78th; 22:55.9).

Also competing for the Aztecs was Caitlyn Couch (129th; 23:38.5), SDSU’s top runner in the last meet, and Natalie Regalado (193rd; 23:42.9).

THE NOTE I

This was the Aztecs fifth time running the Arcade Creek 6k Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Course since 2013. Carlene Masar (8th), Paige Comiso (9th) and Renee Laurenzana (10th) all cracked the top ten times all-time for Aztecs on this course.

THE NOTE II

The Aztecs have had a spread of less than 30 seconds among their top five runners in all three races this season. The spread was 25.97 seconds today, by far the smallest SDSU has ever had on this course. The previous low was 1:08.1, set in 2016.

STAT OF THE MEET

The Aztecs have had a different top finisher in all three races so far this season. Alize Hartke, Caitlyn Couch and Carlene Masar. Masar has finished in the top two in each meet.

Capital Cross Challenge 6k – DI Team Scores (Top 5 & SDSU) – Out of 26 teams (14 DI)

1. UC Davis – 176

2. Loyola Marymount – 191

3. Grand Canyon – 195

4. Stanislaus State – 128

5. CHCS - 132

11. San Diego State – 285 (7th amongst DI teams)

Individual Results (Top 5 & SDSU Runners) – Out of 251 runners

1. Jenica Dodge (Unattached) – 21:08.68

2. Amy Quinones (Sacramento St.) – 21:18.33

3. Jessica Dominguez (New Mexico St.) – 21:33.71

4. Paige Hildenbrandt (Grand Canyon) – 21:33.98

5. Alex Burkhart (Unattached) – 21:34.48

51. Carlene Masar (SDSU) - 22:30.0

61. Paige Comiso (SDSU) – 22.42.2

68. Renee Laurenzana (SDSU) – 22.48.9

72. Alize Hartke (SDSU) – 22:52.0

78. Marissa D’Atri (SDSU) – 22:55.9

129. Caitlyn Couch (SDSU) – 23:38.5

193. Natalie Regalado (SDSU) – 24:42.9


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