Hector Garcia Leads ‘Eaters at Regional Meet

Hector Garcia Leads ‘Eaters at Regional Meet


SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- Freshman Hector Garcia was UC Irvine's top runner Friday as the Anteaters ended their season in the NCAA West Regional at Haggin Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento.

Garcia finished 92nd overall with a time of 31:44.0 over 10,000 meters as the Anteaters finished 20th in the team competition with 568 points.  Stanford won the meet with 75, Portland was second with 90 and UCLA third with 112.

UCI's Izzak Mireles placed 98th in 31:51.7, Nolan Del Valle was 101st in 31:58.4, Branden Randall 130th (32:28.2), Eric Lawver 152nd (32:50.1) and Isaiah Thompson was 161st (33:13.8).

Edward Cheserek of Oregon was the individual champion with a time of 29:23.7.


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