Cross Country Completes First MWC

Oct. 26, 2012

By: Matt Burkholder

Men's Results / Women's Results 

FRESNO, Calif.- The Fresno State men raced to a sixth-place finish, while the women placed seventh on Friday at the Mountain West Championships. The men competed in the 8000-meter and the women ran a 6000-meter race on a sunny day at Silver Bowl Sports Complex and Park in Las Vegas, Nev.

Leading the men's team was Olivier Bernard, he finished first for the 'Dogs for the fourth consecutive race. This time with a mark of 25:05.21, he placed 20th individually in the 8K race. Danny Vartanian was the second Bulldog to cross the finish line at 25:31.19, followed by Chriss Grimble (25:51.60), Kevin Poythress (26:05.24) and Michael Jamieson (26:22.94) to round out the point scorers.

On the women's side, Saylah Barserian once again led Fresno State. She completed the 6K race with a time of 22:14.34 and ranked 33rd individually. Kristen Galvez (22:28.19) trailed behind Barserian and led Annemarie Schwanz (22:59.62), Carina Mendoza (23:05.69) and Marrijtje Molenhuis (23:17.57).

For the fourth year in a row, New Mexico captured the men's title with 22 points and for the fifth-straight year New Mexico took home the women's title with the 35 points.

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Team Standings

Women, Team Scores

1. New Mexico, 35
2. Colorado State, 63
3. Boise State, 72
4. Air Force, 92
5. Nevada, 149
6. Wyoming, 151
7. Fresno State, 204
8. San Diego State, 210
9. UNLV, 278

Men, Team Scores

1. New Mexico, 22
2. Air Force, 49
3. Colorado State, 75
4. Boise State, 102
5. Wyoming, 147
6. Fresno State, 154