Sept. 9, 2006
San Diego, Calif. - Loyola Marymount cross country made Saturday's USD Invitational a meet to remember when the men's squad captured the team title, marking the first time the Lions have won an invitational under ninth-year Head Coach Scott Guerrero.
Racing against a field that included West Coast Conference foes Pepperdine and the host Toreros, the LMU men finished in a team time of 2:22:23.99 to take first place.
LMU opted to rest five of its top-seven runners on both the men's and women's sides Saturday, making the team title even more special for the men.
The women's squad finished third, topping fourth-place San Diego by 21 points. LMU recorded a team time of 2:07:26.10.
Abby Fall, who led the Lion women at last year's USD Invitational, did it again Saturday, finishing fourth in 24:25.32.
The Lions will return to San Diego next weekend for the San Diego State Aztec Invitational. That meet will be the Lions' final Southern California collegiate race of 2006.