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UC Irvine Sweeps Cross Country Awards

9/9/2014

UC Irvine seniors Alex Tebbe and Kaycee Holcomb were the top finishers for their squads in the season-opening adidas/UCI Invitational, earning them Big West Cross Country Men’s and Women’s Athlete of the Week recognition.

Runner-Up Finish Earns Tebbe Men’s Honor

UC Irvine senior Alex Tebbe (Cypress, Calif./Pacifica HS) notched Big West Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors after finishing second among 108 runners in the adidas/UCI Invitational.

Tebbe clocked 25:40.8 over 8,000 meters to help the Anteaters to a second place team finish.  Tebbe led a trio of UCI runners that finished in the top nine spots overall.

Others nominated: None

Holcomb Leads UC Irvine Women In Season Opener


Kaycee Holcomb (Oak Park, Calif./Oak Park HS) was UC Irvine’s top performer in the adidas/UCI Invitational, and she earned Big West Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week accolades.

The senior ran 19:02.0 over 5,000 meters to help the Anteaters place third of 17 teams.  Holcomb finished 12th of 157 runners, ahead of teammates Alice Yang (19th, 19:14.7) and Chelsea Schneider (24th, 19:30.5).

Arkansas, ranked No. 7 in the nation, sported the top nine finishers.

Others nominated: None