STANFORD, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara men's and women's cross country teams both competed in the highly anticipated NCAA Division 1 West Regional's on Saturday at Stanford University. The Gaucho men finished tenth out of twenty-five teams while the women finished nineteenth out of thirty-one teams.
Gaucho Men Finish 10th, Women Finish 19th at NCAA Division 1 West Regional's
Senior Anthony Masci and sophomore Jeremy Acosta finished the 10K race consecutively in 31st and 32nd with the same time, both finishing the race in a time of 30:13. Junior Bhavic Kanzaria finished 82nd in a time of 31:06 with Junior, teammate, Juan Paredes finishing not too far behind him in 88th place in a time 31:12. Senior Doug Whicard and sophomore Bryce Rausa finished consecutively as well in 102nd and 103rd place in times of 31:33 and 31:34, just shy of each other. Senior Andrew Pilavjian finished 119th out of 172 runners, with a time of 31:54, helping the Gauchos secure a tenth place finish. The team scored 322 points as a whole and finished with a team time of 154:17 1:20.
Senior Andrea Jacobs finished 1st for the Gaucho women, and 44th overall in the women's 6K race, with a time of 21:25 while sophomore Dani Moreno finished 89th overall and 2nd for the Gauchos in a time of 22:05. Junior Sarah Vitug finished 103rd in a time of 22:12, whereas Gaucho teammates Ashley Beechan, Callie Mulgannon, Christine Cooperstein, and Bailey Miller finished 111th, 113th, 138th and 139th helping the Gauchos to reach nineteenth place. The team as a whole scored 456 points and had an overall time of 110:21 0:55.