Men's Cross Country Shines at UC Irvine Invitational

By Ryan Freeman, For TMC Sports Information

September 5, 2015


IRVINE, Calif. – Coming off a summer of quality training, The Master’s College men’s cross country team placed fourth out of 13 teams with a collective time of 2:14:12.14, over a minute ahead of fifth-place Biola, at the UC Irvine Invitational.

Leading the 12th-ranked Mustangs across the line was Andrew Orona (Newhall, CA) who placed 15th overall with a time of 26 minutes and 3.95 seconds. Josh Sherfey (Stevenson Ranch, CA) and Michael Sciarra (Orange, CA) closed hard for 26th and 28th with times of 26:36.40 and 26:40.03, respectively.

“The plan was to keep Josh, Michael, and I up at the front, but today it didn’t happen as well as we had hoped for,” commented Orona. “It’s the first race of the season, so we will progress as a group in the weeks to come. The rest of the guys ran well together, especially freshman Tobin Bolter who had a great debut.”

Next on the calendar is the fourth-annual Mustang Challenge held at Central Park in Saugus on September 19.