POMONA (10-3) – UC Santa Cruz participated in their first race in almost as they participated in the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational in Pomona. Their opposition included eight NCAA Division III schools, four NAIA schools and three NCAA Division II schools.
In the women's race, Caitlin Devlin had the best individual performance of the day for the Banana Slugs placing 9th with a time of 22:14.02. Devlin's time was a personal record. Jamie West finished in 31st with a time of 23:11.96. Autumn Burton finished with a time of 23:18.89 and placed 37th. Shannon McClish finished in 91st place with a time of 24:40.05. Natalie Marquardt with a time of 25:14.20 and finished in 110th. Raissa Boysen finished in 120th place with a time of 25:29.91. Casey Chien finished in 151st place with a time of 26:30.60. Isabelle Panza finished in 157th place with a time of 26:50.64. Emmaline Fronczak finished with a time of 27:59.34 and placed 170th.
In the men's team competition, Cal Poly Pomona won the race while UC Santa Cruz finished tenth. Mark Huizar of Cal Poly Pomona won the individual competition. Cal Poly Pomona also won the women's team competition while UC Santa Cruz finished eighth. Karis Frankian of The Master's College won the individual competition.
The Banana Slugs' next race will be October 17th as they will travel to Sunnyvale to participate in the Bronco Invitational.