CERES (9-14) – UC Santa Cruz traveled to Ceres to take part in the Kim Duyst Invitational hosted by Stanislaus State University. The men's team finished second and the women's team finished third against six NCAA Division II schools and two NAIA schools.
In the men's 8K race, Stanislaus State won the race while the Banana Slugs finished second. Cristhian Macias of Stanislaus State won the men's individual competition. Senior Paul Colosi had the best finish of the evening for the Banana Slugs as he finished fourth with a time of 24:46.64. Hayden Johnson ran the course in 25:18.68 and finished ninth. Kellen O'Neill finished tenth with a time of 25:21.19.
Perry Winsor had a time of 25:25.81 which placed him in 11th. Nick Kleiber finished in 25:33.91 for 16th-place. Solomon Reinman finished twentieth with a time of 25:39.118. Luke Trafecanty had a 25:42.521 time and finished 23rd. Sean Riedel finished 26th with a time of 25:47.1. Walter Teitelbaum ran a 25:48.8 time with a 28th place finish. Pablo Cortes rounded out the Banana Slugs' contingent with a 26:02.8 time and a 31st place finish.
In the women's 6K race, Ashley Baudin had the best finish for the Banana Slugs as she finished 12th with a time of 22:44.69. Izzy Hart finished 17th with a time of 22:56.014. Hana Vrablik ran the course in 22:57.9 which was good enough for 19th. Riley Martel-Phillips finished 20th with a time of 22:58.817. Ella Ruff finished with a 23:00.7 time and a 21st place finish. Elana Muzzy finished right behind her in 22nd in 23:01.2. Annette Hermlin finished with a 23:22.5 time and a 25th place finish. Senior Natalie Marquardt finished 27th with a time of 23:29.8. Sage Simms finished in 23:42.1 time which placed her 30th.
Stanislaus State also won the women's team competition while the Banana Slugs finished third. The next race for Banana Slugs will be September 28th as they will travel to Sacramento to take part in the Capital Cross Challenge.