The men's team finished in fourth place out of 14 teams, and was once again led by Mark Langworthy. Langworthy finished 24th overall out of 158 runners and led the Lancers with an 8K time of 27:16.8. CBU had a team score of 111.
Not far behind Langworthy were Chris Cline and Trevor Henson, who placed second and third for CBU. Cline finished 27th overall with an impressive time of 27:20.6, just four seconds shy of coming in first for the Lancers, while Henson finished only a second behind Cline with a time of 27:21.6.
"The guys needed a race like this where they ran strong the second half," said CBU Head Coach Ben Gall. "Now when we get the whole team back together and healthy, we will finally run as the strong unified pack that we know we are capable of having."
UCSD won the meet with a team score of 25.
The women's team also finished in fourth place today out of 13 teams. Jennifer Mallen placed fourth overall out of 111 women and led the Lancer pack with an outstanding 6K time of 22:22.1.CBU scored a 167 on the day.
"Naomi and Natalie really worked well together and picked it up in the second half of the race," said Gall. "That pushed us towards our strong finish."
Rebecca Asplund capped off the top five for the ladies and finished 58th overall with a time of 24:14.7.
"If the team continues to close their gaps and communicate throughout their races they will be prepared to have a strong showing at the championships," said Gall.
Loyola Marymount won the race with a team score of 71.
CBU runs next at the Biola Invitational on Oct. 20 in La Mirada, Calif.