FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno State cross country returns to the competition this weekend, heading down to Riverside for the UCR Riverside Invitational. Races begin at 7:15 a.m. PT with the women's 6K at the UCR Ag Ops Course. The Bulldog women are coming off a second-place finish two weeks ago at the Fresno Invitational.
UCR RIVERSIDE INVITATIONAL
Date: September 18, 2021
Time: 7:15 a.m. – Women's 6K; 7:50 a.m. – Men's 8K
Location: UCR Ag Ops Course, Riverside, Calif.
BULLDOG WOMEN OPEN SEASON WITH SECOND-PLACE SHOWING
Opening the season two weeks ago on its home course, the Fresno State women's team earned a second-place finish in the 5K at the Fresno Invitational. Individually, the 'Dogs put three runners in the top five which included two freshman and one sophomore. Freshman Morgan Hutchison had the team's top finish placing third, while sophomore Mia Jaurequi was fourth and freshman Shaylee Grimm was fifth.
BULLDOGS AT A GLANCE
Fresno State women
- The 'Dogs feature six returners in Sydney Fox, Isabella Haberman, Mia Jaurequi, Sophie Jimenez, Elena Miezaya, Cu-Nisha Mitchell and Agita Syetere.
- At last spring's conference championship, Miezava ran the sixth-fastest 6K in program history with a time of 21:06.0 in her first collegiate race.
- Five newcomers joined the team for the 2021 season in Gianna Chiaramonte, Shaylee Grimm, Morgan Hutchison, Victoria Nino, and Cherling Celada-Padilla Fresno State men Compared to the women's team, the men feature a more veteran group with seven Bulldogs returning this fall. Benjamin Awad is the lone freshman in 2021.Returners include seniors Matthew Founds, Nathan Burd and Jaden Uphoff, juniors Ronaldo Delgado, Sam Hawley, and Mohamed Saleh, and sophomore Juanathan Ryes.
SPENDING TWO MONTHS IN CALIFORNIA
Competing in four meets prior to the Mountain West Championships on Oct. 29 in Albuquerque, N.M., each of those meets will see Fresno State race in the Golden State. Following this weekend's meets, the 'Dogs will run at at the Riverside Invitational, Sacramento State Invite and Bronco Invite.