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Roundup: Edinboro does well with three runners

No. 5 Chico State at Triton Classic

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Chico State is more than ready to defend its California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) title and shoot for its 12th consecutive conference crown. In their final tune-up before the CCAA meet, the Wildcats literally ran away with the UC San Diego-hosted Triton Classic on Saturday, taking top team honors while boasting the top six finishers and placing 14 runners in the top 20.

Chico State captured the Triton Classic's team title in the 8-kilometer event, totaling just 15 points and easily outdistancing second place UC San Diego.

The big story, though, was Wildcat runner Alfonso Cisneros. The senior placed first, finishing with a course-record time of 25:40.8. Right on his heels were teammates Johnny Sanchez and Isaac Chavez, who finished second and third, respectively, with times of 25:40.9.

The next three finishers were also wearing Chico State colors. Aaron Thomas came in fourth, clocking in at 25:52.2; Phil Graber placed fifth with a time of 25:56.9, and Alex McGuan finished sixth at 26:01.08.

The 'Cats boasted two more runners in the top 10. Dayne Gradone placed eighth with a time of 26:12.0, while Geoff Hull finished ninth at 26:12.1.

No. 9 Edinboro at Gannon/Mercyhurst Invite

FAIRVIEW, Pa. --  Just three Edinboro runners participated for the team in Saturday's 2013 Mercyhurst/Gannon Invitational at Pleasant Ridge Park. Those three certainly made their presence felt, as Boro runners finished first, second and seventh. Mercyhurst won the team title, followed by Daemen and Gannon as only three full teams competed.  Three other schools, including Edinboro, had incomplete teams.

Jordan Roose won the individual crown, besting the field of 32 runners over the 8K course with a time of 26:51.  Elliot Martynkiewicz was second at 27:03, and Owen Venesky completed the trio of Boro harriers with a time of 28:11.