Fullerton, Calif.- Resting their top runners for the upcoming Big West Championship, the UC Santa Barbara women's cross-country "B" team took 8th place at the CS Fullerton Invitational Friday afternoon. The UCSB men's team did not participate.
Jennifer Carey was the top finisher for the Gauchos, taking 42nd among all Division I participants with a time of 20:21.0 in the 5K run. The final team score was 228, with three of the five qualifying runners being freshmen.
Taking first place was UCLA, who had six women runners finish in the top 10. The Bruins men's side took first place as well.
The Gauchos have their biggest race of the season so far on Saturday, taking part in the Big West Championships in San Luis Obispo.