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Cal Poly Cross Country Competes at Stanford Invitational on Saturday

Cal Poly Cross Country Competes at Stanford Invitational on Saturday

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — For its third meet of the fall, the Cal Poly cross country program is set to travel to the Bay Area this weekend, competing at the Stanford Invitational Saturday morning.

Stanford Golf Course will host the meet, set to begin with back-to-back high school races at 9 a.m., before the collegiate sections begin with the women's 6k at 9:50, to be followed by the men's 8k at 10:30.

This is the 44th Stanford Invite, held annually save for a one-year hiatus in 2017.

Making the trip for the Cal Poly men's squad are Luis Armendariz, Cameron Botten, Peter Cotsirilos, Ethan Duffy, Mikey Giguere, Benjamin Holland, Evan Jameson, Logan Marshall, Sean McDermott, Alex Merder, Jake Ritter and Justin Robison.

Ritter, a sophomore from Citrus Heights near Sacramento, led the Mustangs at each of the first two meets of the season, as Cal Poly won both the UCSB Lagoon Invitational on Sept. 15 and Cal State Fullerton's Covert Classic on Sept. 1. Ritter clocked a third-place 8k of 25:02.05 in Isla Vista after earning fourth individually in Orange County (24:51.4).

Peyton Bilo, Rachel Bordes, Sierra Brill, Miranda Daschian, Abbey Fisk, Delaney Fitzsimmons, Hannah Hull, Katie Izzo, Maddie McDonald, Annie Meeder, Sydnie Rivas and Lexi Watkins are entered for the Mustang women's team.

Fisk, a sophomore from Davis, paced Cal Poly at UCSB with a fifth-place 5k of 17:17.56, leading the team to a second-place finish. Daschian, a junior out of Atascadero, picked up Big West Athlete of the Week accolades after winning the Covert Classic in 17:45.7, helping to key a season-opening 5k squad win.

The hosting Cardinal are ranked No. 3 nationally in the latest USTFCCCA women's poll, while the Stanford men are No. 4. Washington's No. 16-ranked women and UCLA's No. 23 men are also Top 25 schools scheduled to compete. Including the high school events spanning five enrollment divisions, overall there will be nearly 4,000 runners setting foot on the course Sept. 29.

Course Maps

Live Scoring

2018 Mustang Times

Cost for spectators to attend is $8 for adults; $4 for youth/seniors. The course entrance is near the Stanford Red Barn and No. 2 fairway at the end of Electioneer Road — at the intersection Fremont Road just off Campus Drive.

Free parking is available at the lot off Searsville Road. Another option is the parking garage on Stock Farm Road, near the intersection of Campus Drive, and at Parking Structure 5, which is on Oak Road and intersects with Stock Farm Road.

Photos © Mike Nesbit