In their last regular season performance, both the UC San Diego men and women cross country teams earned top-two finishes at the 25th annual Triton Classic. The men earned the top spot of the 8k race, while the women were just edged out by No. 19 Cal Poly Pomona in the 6k.
Senior Garrett Lepine was the top Triton finisher for the men, earning a podium spot. He came in at third in a time of 26:29.4, and his strong race was completed by three more top-10 finishes for the No. 23 UCSD Tritons. Sophomore Timothy Corvese finished fifth in 26:35.7, freshman Elijah Horwitz came in right behind in 26:46.7, and junior Garrett Boulais placed ninth in 27:03.8.
The women’s team, despite settling for second in the team race, had the individual race winner in their ranks. Senior Ella Verhees, who has had a tremendous season with her third top-10 finish of the season. The clear leader of the team, with her fourth consecutive top finish for UCSD, she was accompanied by junior Karina Carstens (22:37.5) who finished ninth and senior Kristin Semancsin who finished 10th.
With the regular season now over, UCSD will now prepare for the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships on Oct. 21 in Turlock.