The Cal Poly men’s cross country team’s eight-consecutive Big West championships ended Saturday afternoon.
The team finished fifth and the Cal Poly women’s cross country team finished second at the Big West Cross Country Championships at the UC Riverside Agriculture Course.
The Mustangs’ women’s team nearly finished first but fell short by two points to UC Santa Barbara.
Sophomore Kayleigh Tyerman led the team with a time of 20:37, finishing fourth overall. Sophomore Kelly Barmann finished right behind her in fifth place with a time of 20:37. Sophomore Jenny Bergren and senior Rebecca Paddack were the next Mustangs to finish, placing seventh and eighth. Bergen finished with a time of 20:46 and Paddack finished with a time of 20:51.
Juniors Vanessa Hancock and Courtney Kostrikin both didn’t score for the Mustangs. Hancock finished 24th (21:31) and Kostrikin finished 25th (21:37).
UC Santa Barbara’s Amanda Moreno claimed the individual championship with a course-record time of 19:57.
For the men’s team, Carl Dargitz led the Mustangs. He finished in fifth place with a time of 24:55.
Freshmen Chris Frias and Toby Villalva finished behind him. Frais placed 12th with a time of 24:42 and Villalva finished 22nd with a time of 24:55.
Sophomore Ryan Cosesns and Blake Ahrold were the only other Mustangs to score. Cosens finished 23rd with a time if 24:59 and Ahrold finished 28th with a time of 25:13.
Freshman Sean Davidson and sophomore Michael Johnson didn’t score. Davidson finished 29th and Johnson finished 37th.