ALBANO LEADS WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY TO SECOND PLACE AT SPEEDWAY MEADOWS

ALBANO LEADS WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY TO SECOND PLACE AT SPEEDWAY MEADOWS

SAN FRANCISCO — Led by a third-place finish from Gracie Albano, the Sacramento State women's cross country team finished in second at the Speedway Meadow Duals on Thursday at Golden Gate Park. The Hornet women compiled 50 points to edge Santa Clara (53) for second place. Saint Mary's finished first with 20.

The Sacramento State men finished third with 77 points. Saint Mary's (24) and Santa Clara (31) finished 1-2.

Albano completed the 5.8K course in 22:12 to lead the Hornet women. The junior averaged a 6:09 mile during the race and was 13 seconds behind Saint Mary's Abby Bolt for the top spot. Sophomore Amy Quinones also placed in the top 10 after running 22:34 to finish seventh. Sacramento State also counted times from Jocelyn Orozco (12th/23:05), Haley Heinemann (19th, 23:18) and Emma Armstrong (27th/24:07).

The men competed over a 7.25K course and were paced by Sam Scheuer who ran 23:49 to finish 16th. Scheuer had the 11th fastest time among the Div. I athletes in the meet and averaged 5:17 per mile. The race was won by Josh Thorson of Academy of Art who edged Saint Mary's Gabe Arias-Sheridan. The pair each finished with a time of 22:41.

Freshman Elijah Changco ranked second on the team after running 23:53. He was followed by Ryan Salcido (22nd/24:04), Ricardo Avila (26th/24:16) and Aidan Schraer (28th/24:20).

Sacramento State will next compete at the Sacramento Capital Cross Challenge at Haggin Oaks Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 1.

SPEEDWAY MEADOW DUALS
WOMEN'S TEAM STANDINGS (5,800m)
NCAA Div. I Teams
1. Saint Mary's 20
2. Sacramento State 50
3. Santa Clara 53

NCAA Div. II Teams
1. Academy of Art 23
2. San Francisco State 35

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Abby Bolt, SMC, 21:59
2. Chandler Johnson, AA, 22:11
3. Gracie Albano, SAC, 22:12
4. Ali Teliha, SMC, 22:22
5. Hanna English, SMC, 22:28

SACRAMENTO STATE FINISHERS
3. Gracie Albano 22:12
7. Amy Quinones 22:34
12. Jocelyn Orozco 23:05
19. Haley Heinemann 23:18
27. Emma Armstrong 24:07
41. Ashley Kittle 25:15
42. Maria Barragan 25:15


MEN'S TEAM STANDINGS (7,250m)
NCAA Div. I Teams
1. Saint Mary's - 24
2. Santa Clara - 31
3. Sacramento State - 77

NCAA Div. II Teams
1. Academy of Art - 25
2. San Francisco State - 30

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE (Div. I)
1. Josh Thorson, AA, 22:41
2. Gabe Arias-Sheridan, SMC, 22:41
3. Noah McDermott, SMC, 23:17
4. Drew Feldman, SFSU, 23:18
5. Pierre Fontanarosa, AA, 23:19

SACRAMENTO STATE FINISHERS (Overall)
16. Sam Scheuer 23:49
19. Elijah Changco 23:53
22. Ryan Salcido 24:04
26. Ricardo Avila 24:16
28. Aidan Schraer 24:20
35. Christopher Goode 24:45
45. Jorge Garcia 26:06
47. Blake Maule 26:06