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Matador Men Place Fifth at Cal Poly Invitational
 
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Matador Men Place Fifth at Cal Poly Invitational
Women's Cross Country Results

Zack Bates finished 21st overall to help lead the Matadors to a fifth-place finish at the seven-team Cal Poly Invitational on Saturday in San Luis Obispo.

Bates ran a time of 27:09.7 over the 8,000-meter Fairbanks Memorial Cross Country Course. Manuel Ruiz ran a time of 27:30.7 for a 29th-place showing, Christian Haase place 43rd with a time of 28:22.2 and Robert Santini was right behind him in 44th with a time of 28:37.7.

Stanford took home the team title, with all five scorers finishing in the Top nine. Robert Smitson, an unattached runner, finished first with a time of 25:49.4.

Results of Saturday’s race are available below.

The men’s cross country team runs its final meet prior to the Big West Championships on Nov. 1 next Friday when they travel to Fullerton for the Titan Invitational. The men’s race starts at 4:45 p.m.

Matador Runners
21. Zack Bates 27:09.7
29. Manuel Ruiz 27:30.7
43. Christian Haase 28:22.2
44. Robert Santini 28:37.7
52. Daniel Clements 29:30.8
54. Jose Andrade 29:57.7
57. Rob Kasper 30:29.0
60. Ken Benesh 30:44.7
61. Philip Brunk 30:57.7
64. Alejandro Becerra 31:34.5

Team Totals
1. Stanford 21 pts. 2:10:42.4
2. Cal Poly 40 pts. 2:12:15.5
3. UC Irvine 81 pts. 2:15:36.7
4. UC Santa Barbara 113 pts. 2:19:03.3
5. Cal State Northridge 131 pts. 2:21:11.1
6. Sacramento State 150 pts. 2:26:17.8
7. Pepperdine 182 pts. 2:29:43.0