SACRAMENTO - The Banana Slugs faced another weekend of top competition at the Capital Cross Challenge hosted by Sacramento State.
In the Women's 6K full of Division I runners, senior Shannon McClish finished 40th in 22:17.9. UCSC finished 18th overall out of 26 teams, ahead of three Division I schools and five Division IIs.
"Shannon was incredible. This was her first 6K race in almost two years and so we were strategic in her race plan," said head coach David Klech. She was absolutely flying the last mile and should be ready for a great rest of the season."
Sydney Gutierrez as 95th with a time of 23:08.3. Freshman Anya Hynell-Cooper ran a 23:58.6, Amelia Huster ran a 24:07.1, Natalie Marquardt finished in 24:15.6, Carrie Bradley finished in 24:26.4, Elana Muzzy was right behind her in 24:28.1.