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College Roundup : Irvine’s Stirling Runs To Victory at Riverside

Cal State Irvine junior Brigid Stirling won the individual championship in the Cal State Riverside cross-country invitational at Riverside Saturday.

Stirling, a transfer from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, won the 5,000-meter women’s event in 17 minutes. UCLA won the women’s team championship, and Irvine finished second.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was first in the 8,000-meter men’s race, and Irvine finished second. Irvine sophomore Aaron Mascorro finished fifth in 24:24.

It was the season opener for both Anteater teams. Next Saturday, both compete in the Aztec Invitational at Balboa Park in San Diego.

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In other cross-country meets:

Chapman Invitational--Southern Utah’s Dave Dix ran a course-record 23:10.53 for four miles and Carla Figueroa ran a 20:15.93 for three to win the men’s and women’s individual titles at Santiago Oaks Regional Park.

Figueroa is a former Chapman runner who was competing unattached. Fresno Pacific took the men’s team title with 27 points, followed by Redlands (122) and Cal Lutheran (128). Pepperdine won the women’s title with 60 points. Cal State San Bernardino was second with 77.

In nonconference men’s soccer:

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CS Fullerton 4, Stanford 3 (2 OT)--Anthony Jacobs scored the game-winning goal for Fullerton with 4:55 left in the second overtime at Stanford. Brian Barry assisted. Fullerton improved to 2-4-1. Stanford is 6-1.

In water polo:

Cal State Irvine 20, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 4--Tom Warde led the Anteaters with four goals, and Ken Little and Steve Froning added three each as Cal State Irvine won a consolation bracket match in the Toshiba/UCI tournament at Heritage Park. Earlier in the day, the Anteaters lost to UCLA, 14-6, and California, 11-7.

Today, Irvine plays Fresno State at 10:30 a.m. and USC at 4:20 p.m. in the consolation bracket. UCLA, California, Stanford and Cal State Long Beach advanced to the championship round.

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Chapman 20, Cal Tech 3--Freshman Scott Boen scored six goals, and sophomore Tommy Moran added four for the Panthers (1-2) at Pasadena.


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