Gaucho Women Place 3rd at Titan Invitational

FULLERTON, Calif.—The UCSB women's cross country team placed third overall at the Titan Invitational hosted by California State University Fullerton earlier Friday evening.

The women's team totaled 108 points for a total time of 1:33.28.30 and an average time of 18:41.66. Junior Jessica Chadwick led the women with her 10th place finish in a time of 17:54.2. Freshman Megan Petkovic ran 18:07.4 for 15th place while Senior Erin Frabris ran 18:12.7 with Senior Cassie Brooker following in 18:17.5.

Several of the Gaucho track and field members also competed in the women's 5k run. Cherrelle McMillian clocked in 20:56.5 followed closely behind by Amanda Rodriguez in 20:56.8. Jennifer Carey ran 21:23.4 followed by Camille Petty in 21:26.7 and Katie Lee in 21:34.0.

Cassandra Centrofranchi finished 127th for a time of 23:38.0, Cherise Dixon ran 24:19.8 for 129th and Jessica Johnson clocked in 24:21.0. Sprinter Kelsey Bolden, hurdler Jen Melton, and field athletes Helena Montin, Veronica Gines and Maureen Ajoku finished places 134-139.

Only three men competed in this event. Greg Dotson ran 25:10.5 to place 16th overall, Rusty Parker finished in 25:23.2 and Nate Cox clocked in 26:26.4.

The rest of the cross country team who qualified for the Big West Championship will be competing on Oct. 29th in Riverside, Calif.