Cross Country Hosts Doc Adams Open on Saturday

Brandon Pugh was 13th overall in his first-ever Big West Conference Championship meet. (Wayne Tilcock)

Nov. 2, 2012

DAVIS, Calif. - For the fifth straight year, the UC Davis men's and women's cross country teams will host the Doc Adams Open on Saturday at the Putah Creek Reserve Course in Davis.

The men's 8K race will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by the women's 6K race at 10:45 a.m.

Over 80 student-athletes from the West Region will descend on the Putah Creek Reserve Course on Saturday. It marks the second home meet this year for UC Davis, following the season-opening Aggie Open.

At last year's edition of the Doc Adams Open, the UC Davis women finished second overall behind a fifth-place finish by Sarah Tusting. Joseph Rivera led the men's squad to a fifth-place finish, coming in 27th overall.

Both teams are coming off strong performances at the Big West Conference Championships which saw the Aggie women come in second place as Sarah Sumpter was second overall in a time of 19:44.4. Junior Alycia Cridebring came in third while sophomore Katie Fry was fifth in a time of 20:24.6.

The men's team finished fourth overall with sophomore Trevor Halsted leading the way. He crossed the line in a time of 24:23.3 to finish sixth overall while freshman Brandon Pugh was UC Davis' No. 2 scorer, placing 13th overall in a time of 24:39.8.

Following the Doc Adams Open, UC Davis will travel to the NCAA West Regional meet on Seattle on Nov. 9.