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Cross Country - Sat, Aug. 31, 2013
Senior Joshua Gomez
Senior Joshua Gomez

By Brieana Eckel

The Concordia cross country teams competed in the 2013 Mark Covert Classic CSU Fullerton "Season Opener" at Carbon Canyon Park in Brea, CA this past Saturday morning, August 31st. Both the men's and women's cross country team had a strong opening meet with the men placing ninth and the #24 women placing fifth overall. 

In the men's 8k run senior, Joshua Gomez placed fourth coming in at 25:37.1. Senior, Michael Lucero, finished at 27:34.8 and placed 64th. Following at 27:46.3 and placing 72nd was junior, John Purcell. Junior, Matthew Soto finished at 28:08.7 and placed 85th. Crossing the finish line at 28:48.4 and placing 104th was sophomore, Miguel Mejia. Ian Sheidenberger finished at 28:50.6 and took 107th.  Freshman, Brendan McCabe, came in at 29:02.4 and placed 113th. Rounding out for the men was sophomore, David Diaz placing 139th at 30:21.8.

In the women's 5k run, Jessica Marquardt led the squad finishing 36th with a time of 19.34.3.  Ashley Bell placed 49th finishing at 19:57.7. Senior, Cassandra Lew, came in at 20:36.8 and placed 80th. Placing 95th and finishing at 20:55.7 was sophomore, Kailey Cumming. Sophomore, Jasmine Barron crossed the finish line at 21:12.4 and placed 100th. Rounding out for the women was junior, Melinda Bigenho finishing at 22:42.8 and placing 123rd.

The Eagles are back in action Saturday, September 14th, where they will compete in the UC Riverside Invitational in Riverside, CA.


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