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BYERS, REA END THE YEAR IN FRONT FOR CROSS COUNTRY

SEATTLE — The Sacramento State men's and women's cross country ended its 2012 season like it has for most of the year — with Reesey Byers and Justine Rea in the front.

At the NCAA West Regional in Seattle, Byers finished 42nd in the men's race and Rea was 80th in the women's race. As a team, the Hornet men were 18th out of 26 teams. The women competed just two athletes and did not score a team total.

"Reesey and Justine had fantastic season," Sacramento State cross country coach Scott Abbott said. "They both put themselves in positions to get to nationals but were not quite able to finish the race.

"Overall, it was a successful season and we have a lot of positives moving forward."

Byers' time of 30:28.34 was the fastest time by a Sacramento State athlete at the NCAA West Regional meet. His finish also ranks as the third highest in program history trailing only Hector Delgado (21st in 1997) and Scott Grose (37th in 2009).

Mark Frazier and Domenic D'Acquisto finished 95th and 96th, respectively. Frazier ran 31:20.90 and D'Acquisto crossed the line in 31:28.48. Cole Younger, Kyle Lackner and Daniel Mitchell were also grouped together, finishing 119th through 121st. Younger (31:55.35) and Lackner (31:55.82) were separated by just fractions of a second while Mitchell was close behind in 31:56.61. Benny Willers was the final competitor for the Hornets, running 32:16.94 to place 131st.

In the women's race, Rea's time is the second fastest in program history at the meet. Freshman Emily Johnston, who was the only other Sacramento State competitor, ran 22:35.59 to place 168th.

Arizona's Lawi Lalang won the men's race in 30:28.34. The women's race was won by Oregon's Jordan Hasay after running 19:15.58.

MEN'S RESULTS (10K)
MEN'S TEAM SCORES
1. Stanford 45
2. Portland 107
3. UCLA 128
4. Oregon 135
5. Washington 165
6. Arizona State 218
7. Washington State 223
8. Cal Poly 224
9. Boise State 263
10. Arizona 270
11. UC Santa Barbara 331
12. San Francisco 332
13. California 391
14. Gonzaga 401
15. UC Davis 423
16. Seattle 451
17. UC Irvine 465
18. SACRAMENTO STATE 468
19. Loyola Marymount 487
20. Saint Mary's 580
21. Santa Clara 580
22. UC Riverside 593
23. Long Beach State 611
24. Idaho 660
25. Cal State Fullerton 784
26. San Diego 793

INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Lawi Lalang, Arizona, 29:01.80
2. Stephen Sambu, Arizona, 29:37.96
3. Trevor Dunbar, Oregon, 29:49.91
4. Joe Rosa, Stanford, 29:43.52
5. Lane Werley, UCLA, 29:45.30

SACRAMENTO STATE FINISHERS
42. Reesey Byers 30:28.34
95. Mark Frazier 31:20.90
96. Domenic D'Acquisto 31:21.48
119. Cole Younger 31:55.35
120. Kyle Lackner 31:55.82
121. Daniel Mitchell 31:56.51
131. Benny Willers 32:16.94

WOMEN'S RESULTS (6K)
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Jordan Hasay, Oregon, 19:15.58
2. Laura Hollander, Cal Poly, 19:21.74
3. Kathy Kroeger, Stanford, 19:26.81
4. Shelby Houlihan, Arizona State, 19:49.79
5. Cayla Hatton, Stanford, 19:50.36

SACRAMENTO STATE FINISHERS
80. Justine Rea 21:20.36
168. Emily Johnston 22:35.59

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