Men’s cross country takes first at SFSU Invite

Eagles Gabe Plendcio led his team in the men’s 10k to a first-place victory on Friday.

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Men’s cross country takes first at SFSU Invite

Men's cross country starts their 10k race.

Men's cross country starts their 10k race.

Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Men's cross country starts their 10k race.

Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Men's cross country starts their 10k race.

Andi Basista, Sports Editor

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Men’s cross country reigned supreme in San Francisco, where the Eagles powered past the competition, easily taking first at the San Francisco State University Invite on Friday. Biola ended the meet 42 points ahead of their hosts, SFSU. The Eagles soared above all other PacWest conference contenders, including Notre Dame de Namur University who placed third.

EXPLOSIVE EAGLES

Senior Gabe Plendcio blew past the rest, winning the individual title in the men’s 10k 39 seconds faster than any other athlete, 32:11.1. Junior Angel Escobar followed closely behind Plendcio, earning third place at 32:59.2. Fellow Eagles sophomore Brady DeHaven (33:02.2) and sophomore Jared Donnel (33.30.3) were right behind Escobar, placing in fourth and fifth. Junior Ryan St. Pierre (34:15.9) and junior Gio Orellana (34.21.2) stuck together, placing 11th and 12th.

The Eagles will head back to Southern California on Saturday to compete in the Vanguard Invitational on Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m.