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Torero Men Race at Griak Invitational

Oct. 1, 2007

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.- Saturday marked the first time this year the Torero cross country teamtraveled outside the state to compete. The Toreros took their act on theroad as they raced in the Roy Griak Cross Invitational at the University of Minnesota.

The Torero men ran against stiff competition in the Griak Gold race, thefastest of the 3 races that took place over Saturday afternoon. Once again the men were lead by junior standout Chris Jacobs who posted a time of 26:25 to notch him into 103rd place.

Next for the Toreros freshman Kevin O'Malley ran well while getting hisfirst taste of big meet competition, finishing with a time of 27:53 to earn him 175th place.

Marcus Lopez and Clint Gordon finished together for the third time this year running times of 28:57 and 29:12 respectively. Mark Hubbard broke the 30 minute barrier for the first time this year, coming to the line with a personal best time of 29:39 over the five mile course.

Completing the seven man team for the Toreros Louis Barrios and Max Jaspercame in with times of 30:59 and 34:25.

The Toreros now look forward to racing in their own backyard, as the travel up the 5 freeway to compete in the UCSD Triton Invitational next Saturday.