||Last Updated: Feb 4, 2015 - 12:35:55 PM
College of the Redwoods continues to build momentum for a run at the cross-country state championships as the Corsairs had another strong showing at the Jim Middleton Invitational at Shasta College on Friday.
The men’s team had two runners place in the top-10 on the 4-mile course as Ismael Lopez came in seventh with a time of 24 minutes, 25 seconds, while Liam Burns finished just behind him in ninth (24:39).
“The guys’ team is really shaping up to be a contender in conference and maybe state,” said CR head coach Reed Elmore. “We’ve still got a lot of work in front of us, but things are really coming together.”
On the women’s side, CR’s Beatrice Caffe led the Corsairs for a second consecutive week, finishing 12th with a time of 23:12 on the 3-mile course, while Dani Reves placed 17th with a time of 26:52 in her first college race.
“Beatrice is really doing well for us,” Elmore said. “And Dani hasn’t even been running two months and she was able to put up a nice time, she’s got some talent.”
Redwoods will compete next at the Pat Ryan Invitational at Santa Rosa Junior College on Friday.
Jim Middleton Invitational at Shasta
12 Beatrice Caffe 23:12
17 Dani Reves 26:52
18 Karyl Roberts 29:07
19 Marie Knepper 30:52
7 Ismael Lopez 24:25
9 Liam Burns 24:39
15 Gabe Best 25:27
16 Riccardo Cicciarelli 25:32
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