Tritons dominate Coyote Invitational

UC San Diego runners captured the team titles in the women’s 6,000-meter run and the men’s 8000-meter run Saturday at the 2008 Coyotes Cross Country Invitational at Glen Helen Regional Park

Bre Schofield of San Diego was women’s race winner in 22:09. Tiffany Turner of Cal Poly Pomona was second (22:23) with teammate Amber Hebb fourth (23:19).

The first 45 runners averaged less than seven minutes per mile over the 3.78 mile course that included a loop around the San Manuel Pavilion.

San Diego scored 30 points with four runners in the top 10. Cal Poly Pomona was second (63) followed by Riverside Community College (71).

The Coyotes had 156 points and placed five runners in the top 40, finishing sixth on the same course that will be used for the CCAA championships on Oct. 25.

Cal State freshman Nikki Chesnut was the top Coyotes runner, finishing 21st (24:30) of 77 runners.

In the men’s race, Jersain Torres of Cal Poly Pomona was the individual champion, covering the 4.99 mile course in 25:05, an average of 5:07 per mile. Jake Levieuz of San Diego was second (25:32) followed by Landon Bright of Point Loma Nazarene (25:49).

The Tritons placed all five scoring runners in the top 10 to finish with 29 points, ahead of Cal Poly Pomona (43).

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