SDSU CROSS COUNTRY POSTS SECOND FASTEST REGIONAL TIME

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Kent was SDSU’s top finisher for the fifth time this year

November 11, 2016 (Sacramento) - San Diego State cross country raced to the second fastest NCAA Regional 6K time in program history with its 22:12.06 average time and earned a 26th-place finish at the NCAA West Regional today.

The Aztecs’ finish at Sacramento’s Haggin Oaks Golf Complex was also the sixth best 6,000-meter time in 16 years.

SDSU was led by senior Christine Kent, whose 21:30.4 time was good for 90th out of 238 finishers. The San Diego native was her team’s top finisher in five of seven races this year.

For the second consecutive race, Lily Seynaeve was the Aztecs’ No. 2 finisher, running the course in 21:39.6 and 104th place. She bested her PR by 5.3 seconds.

Running a course PR was Cassidy Towner, whose 22:01.9 run for 130th place was a 1.9-second improvement. Elaine Ribeiro was San Diego State’s fourth finisher in 165th (22:35.4). Besting her course PR by 17.4 seconds was Angel Bucci (23:13.0, 195th), while Cali King (23:34.8, 204th) rounded out the Aztecs’ finishers.

The Scarlet and Black’s 681 points was 26th-best out of 35 programs. San Diego State beat out Sacramento State (695), UC Riverside (716), UNLV (827), UC Irvine (831), Portland State (841), Cal State Northridge (906), Pacific (986), Santa Clara (1,000) and Long Beach State (1,056).

No. 7 Stanford won the NCAA West Regional with 71 points and a 19:57 average time. No. 4 Washington (88), No. 16 San Francisco (101), No. 11 Oregon (107) and Portland (130) comprised the top five. Washington’s Amy-Eloise Neale was the individual winner with a 19:27.8 time.

2016 NCAA West Regional

Haggin Oaks Golf Complex – Sacramento, Calif.

November 11, 2016

6,000-Meter Women's Team Results (Top 5 of 35 teams + SDSU)

1. Stanford (71)

2. Washington (88)

3. San Francisco (101)

4. Oregon (107)

5. Portland (130)

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26. San Diego State - 681

6,000-Meter Women's Individual Results (Top 5 of 242 finishers + SDSU)

1. Amy-Eloise Neale (UW) – 19:27.8

2. Charlotte Taylor (USF) – 19:40.3

3. Brenna Peloquin (BSU) – 19:42.0

4. Lauren Larocco (PORT) – 19:42.8

5. Alli Cash (ORE) – 19:43.5

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90. Christine Kent (SDSU) – 21:30.4

104. Lily Seynaeve (SDSU) – 21:39.6

130. Cassidy Towner (SDSU) – 22:01.9

165. Elaine Ribeiro (SDSU) – 22:35.4

195. Angel Bucci (SDSU) – 23:13.0

204. Cali King (SDSU) – 23:34.8

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