Gauchos Sweep Past Cal Poly in Lagoon Run, 15-40

Anthony Ortolan (Photo by Francis Lipinski)
Anthony Ortolan (Photo by Francis Lipinski)

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Bryan Guijarro and Anthony Ortolan easily outran the rest of the field to finish 1-2 and lead the UC Santa Barbara cross country team to a 15-40 win over Blue-Green Rival Cal Poly in the annual Lagoon Race on Saturday.

Guijarro finished the 8k course in 24:50.36 while Ortolan wasn't far behind at 24:53.77. The juniors led a Gaucho sweep of the top-six spots in the dual meet against the Mustangs. Shyan Vaziri, another junior, was fourth overall, but third among attached runners, in a time of 25:15.15. 

Rounding out the UCSB sweep were juniors Brad Littooy (fifth overall, fourth among attached runners in 25:19.21) and Andrew Farkas (sixth overall, fifth among attached runners in 25:20.60), and sophomore Jackson Bright (seventh overall, sixth among attached runners in 25:27.53).

Cal Poly's top finisher was Albert Gamez who finished 8th/7th in a time of 25:27.88.

The Gauchos will return to action in two weeks when they travel south for the UC Riverside Invitational on Sept. 13.