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LBSU cross-country teams starts 2015 at UCI Invitational

Several of LBSU's runners finished in the top 10 in Irvine.

Josh Barajas, Sports Editor

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The Long Beach State men’s and women’s cross-country teams officially started off the 2015 season as part of the UC Irvine Invitational at the Anteater Recreation Center on Saturday.

Senior Tim Bergstrom and junior Kathleen Dunne led their respective teams in Irvine.

The men’s team finished in second place behind hosts UC Irvine with 35 points in the 8K. Three 49ers finished among the top 10 out of 140 runners.

Bergstrom was second overall with a time of 25 minutes and 22.45 seconds. Juniors Kevin Ramirez (25:29.27) and Sam Bautista (25:37.75) finished fifth and ninth.

The women’s team finished in eighth place with 194 points. Dunne finished eighth overall in the 5K, clocking in at 18 minutes and 28.50 seconds. Junior Pauline Mandel (19:28.36) had the second best time on the women’s team, but only managed to finish 41st overall.

The 49ers will continue the 2015 season on Saturday at UC Riverside’s Agricultural Ops Course as part of the UCR Invitational.

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