Men's Cross Country Edges UCSB Alumni, UC Irvine

Sept. 23, 2000

Santa Barbara, Calif. - Courtesy of a final burst by Darren Salmi, the UCSB Men edged out the UCSB Alumni at the UCSB Lagoon in a three-way meet that also included UC Irvine. Salmi ran a 26:59 punctuated by a kick that allowed him to beat UCSB Alum Liam Jones by one second, putting Salmi in fifth and Jones in sixth, a single point shift that pushed the meet to UCSB, 32-33. Irvine finished a distant third in the 8k race with 60 points.

Jeff Jacobs, now an assistant coach for the UCSB men, won the race in 26:01, pursued by Noah Lidman of UCSB who clocked a 26:08. Rounding out the top six were Jason Colb and Liam Jones, UCSB Alumni, who placed third and sixth with times of 26:23 and 27:00 respectively. Chris White and Darren Salmi ran for UCSB and finished at 26:49 and 26:59. UC Irvine's top time went to Brian Harrison who came in seventh at 27:10. Several of UC Irvine and UCSB's top runners did not compete.

Final Results

Saturday, September 23, 2000
Men's Cross Country Meet
UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, and UCSB Alumni
@ UCSB Campus Lagoon

Final Score:           UCSB 32
                       Alumni 33
                       UCI 60

Individual Results

1. Jeff Jacobs Alumni 26:01 2. Noah Lidman UCSB 26:08 3. Jason Kolb Alumni 26:23 4. Chris White UCSB 26:49 5. Darren Salmi UCSB 26:59 6. Liam Jones Alumni 27:00 7. Brian Harrison UCI 27:10 8. Eddie Guerrero UCI 27:14 9. Pat Longhini Alumni 27:35 10. Jacob Green UCSB 27:39 11. Jeff Gardina UCSB 27:46 12. Kent Roberts UCSB 27:52 13. Rob Evans UCI 28:14 14. Andy Leaf Alumni 28:39 15. Chris Jensen UCI 28:41 16. Ron DiMaggio UCSB 29:09 17. Andy Hassan UCI 29:23 18. Humberto Hernandez UCI 29:42 19. Brian Moncrief UCI 30:08