Sac State men’s and women’s cross country impress at Stanford Invitational

Satchi Hover

Sacramento State’s cross-country team completed the Stanford Invitational Saturday with the women’s side finishing 2nd in the 6k run and the men landing in 7th for the 8k run.

Seniors Rachel Mitchell and Lauren Mugnaini both finished with times of 21:30 for the women, ranking fifth and sixth individually. Stanford senior Jessica Tonn claimed first place with a time of 21:00.

The team as a whole finished with 83 points and a total time of 22:09 as they watched Stanford claim first place with 33 points and a time of 21:31.

This was the second time the women have been runner ups in an event this year, placing 2nd at the Aggie Opener on August 30th.

For the men’s side, senior Reesey Byers finished 18th overall in the 8k with a time of 25:20 and a 5:06 pace. Stanford junior Erik Olson finished first with a time of 24:25 and a 4:55 pace.

By the end of the meet, team totals for the men’s side found Stanford in first place with 25 points, while Sac State finished with 159. The total time for the Hornets men was 26:32 while Stanford concluded Saturday’s action with a time of 24:54.

The meet was a drop-off for the team as they finished first at the Hornet Jamboree Sept.14.

Cross country will be home for the first time on Oct 4 when they compete in the Inter-Regional Jamboree at Haggin Oaks Golf Club.