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MEN OPEN SEASON WITH TEAM TITLE AT AGGIE OPEN; WOMEN FINISH SECOND

DAVIS, Calif. — Reesey Byers finished second to lead five top 10 finishers and help the Sacramento State men's team win the Aggie Open cross country meet Friday at Putah Creek Reserve.

The Hornets scored 35 points to edge UC Davis (36) for the team title. Fresno State was a distant third with 55 points.

Byers ran 18:19.1 and finished 8.2 seconds behind UC Davis' Trevor Halsted for the top spot. Sophomore Dominic D'Acquisto ran 18:36.4 to place seventh overall and gave him the second fastest time on the team in his Hornet debut.

The Hornets dominated the top 12, claiming spots 9-12. Senior Chris Romo led the group with a ninth-place showing in 18:40.6. Daniel Mitchell was 10th in 18:41.4. Nathanael Litwiller ran 18:42.3 to finish 11th and Kyle Lackner placed 12th in 18:42.9.

In the women's race, Chloe Berlioux posted the best time by a Sacramento State runner, finishing in 14:36.7 to place ninth. Justine Rea was 14th in 14:41.3 and Teresa Mallory ran 15:00.8 to place 19th.

Lauren Mugnaini and Veronica Stinnett,, who are both redshirting this season and competed unattached, finished fifth and eight, respectively.

UC Davis accounted for the top four finishers in the women's race en route to winning the team title. Aycia Cridebring had the fastest time in the race in 14:05.

The Aggies tallied 15 points and were followed by Sacramento State (61) and Fresno State (64).

The Hornets will next compete at the annual Hornet Jamboree on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Granite Regional Park.

MEN'S RESULTS
1. Sacramento State - 35
2. UC Davis - 36
3. Fresno State - 55

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Trevor Halsted, UCD, 18:10.9
2. Reesey Byers, SAC, 18:19.1
3. Leif Anderson, Unatt., 18:21.9
4. Grayson Hough, UCD, 18:22.5
5. Danny Vartanian, FS, 18:23.9

SACRAMENTO STATE FINISHERS
2. Reesey Byers 18:19.1
7. Dominic D'Acquisto 18:36.4
9. Chris Romo 18:40.6
10. Daniel Mitchell 18:41.4
11. Nathanael Litwiller 18:42.3
12. Kyle Lackner 18:42.9
18. Benny Willers 19:07.6
26. Zach Kaylor 19:26.6

WOMEN'S RESULTS
1. UC Davis - 15
2. Sacramento State - 61
3. Fresno State - 64

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Aycia Cridebring, UCD, 14:05.0
2. Sarah Sumpter, UCD, 14:08.0
3. Kristine Lozoya, UCD, 14:08.5
4. Christine Hoffman, UCD, 14:09.4
5. Lauren Mugnaini, Unatt., 14:11.7

SACRAMENTO STATE FINISHERS
9. Chloe Berlioux 14:36.7
14. Justine Rea 14:41.3
19. Teresa Mallory 15:00.8
25. Amanda Garcia 15:15
28. Emily Johnston 15:22
31. Adrianna Royal 15:41
34. Ashley Chavez 15:54
38. Maddy Cline 16:00
39. McKenzie Paul 16:24

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