This past Saturday, the Caltech men's and women's cross country teams competed in their first meet of the season at the Redlands Invitational. Two Caltech seniors eclipsed their previous course marks.
"It was a great starting point for both teams," said head coach Scott Jung. "We're expecting to see good times going forward."
The men's team was led by senior Ian Koss, who finished 10th overall and covered the 6k distance in a personal course best of 20:05. Junior Mark Lorden was the second Beaver to cross the line in 23:34. Rounding out the top five were Gene Vaughan (23:35), John McDaniel (23:51), and Elliot Simon (24:00).
For the women, senior Stephanie Reynolds was the first Caltech harrier to cross the line. She finished the 4.5k in 18:02, also a personal course best for her. The second finisher for the Beavers was sophomore Emily Mazo, who lowered her course best time by almost one minute to finish in 20:09. Emily Jensen (23:45), Sheila Lo (24:26), and Carla Watson (26:42) were the next three scorers for the team.
"I'm especially pleased with the course PRs set by Ian and Steph," added Jung. "Anytime you can exceed your previous record on a certain course, it shows development."
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Caltech will resume competition in two weeks at the UC Riverside Invitational.