Golden1/ Student-Athlete of the Week

Sept. 11, 2006

Senior cross country runner Mike Chavez finished second at the UC Irvine Invitational in Huntington Beach on Saturday to help the team capture first place. Chavez navigated the five mile course in 24:51.5 which sets expectations high for the rest of the season. This was Chavez's first race of the season as he sat out UCSB's home opener against Cal Poly.Chaves placed 33rd in last year's NCAA West Regionals.