YOUNGER AND MITCHELL LEAD THE WAY FOR CROSS COUNTRY AT STANFORD INVITATIONAL
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STANFORD, Calif. — The Sacramento State men finished ninth and the women were 11th at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday.
In the men's race, Cole Younger placed 28th to record the highest finish on the team. Younger ran 24:44 over the 8K course. Reesey Byers was close behind, running 24:49 to finish 38th.
Also contributing to the team total was Zach Kaylor (66th/25:19), Mark Frazier (92nd/25:41) and Steven Kutsch (113th/26:03).
As she has all season, Rachel Mitchell led the women. The junior finished 31st in the 6K with a time of 21:37. Breanna Lewis ranked second among the Hornets with a time of 22:06 which placed 59th. Veronica Stinnett was 73rd (22:20), Lauren Mugnaini 98th (22:39), and Mackenzie Paul 121st (22:55) to complete the team scorers.
"Overall our goal was to have both teams finish among the top 10 and we were close to making that happen," Sacramento State cross country coach Scott Abbott said. "Individually, Cole and Rachel both ran real well."
The host Cardinal won the men's team race with 27 points. Chris Derrick was the individual champion in 23:15 in a field which consisted of 242 runners and 28 teams.
Stanford also won the women's race with 24 points. Kathy Kroeger ran 20:07 to finish first. The women's race had 278 individuals and 32 collegiate teams.
Sacramento State will next compete at the Gator Invitational on Oct. 7 in San Francisco.