Triton Harriers Participate in San Diego State Aztec Invitational this Weekend
Release: Wednesday 09/13/2006 
by UCSD
Head coach Ted Van Arsdale leads his squads back into action this weekend at the SDSU Aztec Invite.
Head coach Ted Van Arsdale...
Courtesy: UCSD

LA JOLLA, Calif. The UC San Diego men’s and women’s cross country teams will remain in San Diego this weekend for the San Diego State Aztec Invitational on Saturday morning in Balboa Park. The meet will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K People's Race and will be followed by the 5K women's open (8:15 a.m.) and women's invitational (9 a.m.). The morning will conclude with the men competing in the 8K open (9:30 a.m.) followed by the invitational at 10:15 a.m.

 

The 5th-ranked UCSD women are coming off a third place finish at last week’s UC Irvine Invitational, finishing only behind NCAA Division I teams UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara.

 

Diane Dunn was the top finisher for UCSD in the 5k race, crossing the finish line in a time of 18:37.1 Her time was the 7th best time on the day, but the fifth best time from a runner associated with a team. Emily McGregor was the next Triton to finish the race, scoring 11 points as her time of 18:48.0 was the 13th best time overall.

 

Amanda Burkhardt and Ashleigh Montgomery were the next two Tritons to cross the finish line, finishing in times of 19:12.9 and 19:15.6, respectively. Catherine Strouse rounded out the UCSD races who scored, finishing in 34th place overall but gaining 28 points with her time of 19:31.6.

 

The UCSD men finished eighth at last week’s UC Irvine Invitational, despite being without three of its top runners.

 

Freshman Jesse Morrill was the top runner for the Tritons for the second week in a row. His time of 25:44.9 was the 21st best time on the day on the five mile course. Senior Dan Holligan was the next fastest Triton, finishing 30th overall but gaining 29 points with his time of 25:59.9.

 

Greg Geldman was the next Triton to cross the finish line, concluding the course in a time of 26:17.8 while teammate Matthew Noble crossed the finish line in a time of 27:21.9. John Yano rounded out the UCSD harriers who scored points in the meet, completing the five mile course in a time of 27:25.2.

 

For more information on the SDSU Aztec Invitational, including meet information, course maps and course location, please CLICK HERE.

 

Following this weekend SDSU Aztec Invite, the Tritons will head out on the road for the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational in St. Paul, Minnesota on Saturday, September 23. That invitational will be the last race for UCSD prior to hosting the Triton Classic Invitational on October 7.

 

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