UCI finished with 24 points in the 11-team race, Pomona-Pitzer was second with 52 and Occidental College third with 115.
The Anteater women’s team, with five runners in the first eight, won the 10-team competition with 25 points. Occidental was second with 68 and UC Santa Cruz third with 94.
Mikayla Murphy of UC Santa Cruz was the individual winner with a time of 22:41.05 over 6,000 meters.
UCI’s Melissa Mead placed second in 22:51.19, Chloe Fata was fourth (23:18.01), Shelby Pock fifth (23:19.80), Nicole Mendoza sixth (23:33.19) and Courtney Wilson eighth (23:44.55) in the 117-runner field. Completing UCI’s top seven were Shelley Foerster in 12th place (23:58.37) and Maggie Newton-Neal in 16th (24:19.61).
Both Anteater teams return to action Saturday in the UCSD Triton Classic at La Jolla.
WOMEN ‘S VOLLEYBALL
UC Irvine def. UC Davis
IRVINE — Junior outside hitter Kari Pestolesi recorded 21 kills and 15 digs to help lead the No. 24-ranked Anteaters to a 22-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-19 Big West Conference win Saturday.
Junior outside hitter Juliane Piggott, a Corona del Mar High product, and junior Larissa Nordyke added 10 kills each. Senior setter Taryn Robertson amassed 45 assists, 11 digs and four kills for UCI (13-3, 3-1 in conference).
Freshman Kristin Winkler led all players with 18 digs and sophomore Alexandra Hauser recorded the match-high in blocks with five while putting away seven kills for the Anteaters.
Allison Whitson led UC Davis (12-6, 3-1) with 17 kills.
UCI visits Cal State Northridge Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Vanguard def. Westmont
COSTA MESA — Senior Heather DeJongh had 14 kills to help lead the No. 25-ranked Lions to a 25-20, 25-23, 25-19 Golden State Athletic Conference win Saturday.