Westmont Invitational History – Men’s Cross Country

The Westmont Invitational was held for all but two years from 1979 through 2012 and has featured some of the top teams and individuals in Southern California. The course was laid out on scenic Mountain Drive and on the Westmont’s campus. The old campus course also was the site of the 1996 GSAC Championships. Construction on campus, including the renovation of the Westmont Track, brought about a temporary course for 2009 and a new campus course for 2010. The final race was held on September 15, 2012.

Men’s Cross Country Westmont Invitational Results
Year Team Winner Westmont Individual Winner Time Location
1979 Cal Lutheran Third Gary Wolliscroft (Biola) 27:29 Old Campus Course/ 5 mi.
1980 Azusa Pacific Second Terry Drake (Azusa) 26:00 Old Campus Course/ 5 mi.
1981 Cal Lutheran Second Ron Ysais (Cal Luth.) 26:14 Mountain Drive Course / 5 mi.
1982 Azusa Pacific Second Paul Croft (Westmont) 26:11 Mountain Drive Course / 5 mi.
1983 Cal St. Fullerton Third Bob Adams /
Scott Hakeman (CS Fullerton)
26:20 Mountain Drive Course / 5 mi.
1984 Cal Lutheran Third Andrew Daniels (Azusa) 26:46 Mountain Drive Course / 5 mi.
1985 Westmont First Art Castle (Cal Luth.) 26:18 Mountain Drive Course / 5 mi.
1986 Westmont First Art Castle (Cal Luth.) 26:13 Mountain Drive Course / 5 mi.
1987 Westmont First Jesse Llanez (Fresno Pacific) 26:11 Mountain Drive Course / 5 mi.
1988 Westmont First Leon Shardon (St. Mary’s) 26:53 Mountain Drive Course / 5 mi.
1991 Santa Barbara Athletic Assoc. Fourth Matt Messner (SBAA) 25:54 Old Campus Course/ 5 mi.
1992 Westmont First Eben Robinson (Westmont) 27:21 Old Campus Course/ 5 mi.
1993 San Luis Distance Club Fourth Gus Hermes (SBAA) 21:01 Old Campus Course/ 4 mi.
1994 Santa Barbara Athletic Assoc. Second Kevin Sturm (Westmont) 21:21 Old Campus Course/ 4 mi.
1995 Westmont First Kevin Sturm (Westmont) 20:22 Old Campus Course/ 4 mi.
1996 Westmont First Noel Meador (Westmont) 19:29 Old Campus Course 4 mi.
1997 Westmont First Kevin Sturm (Westmont) 27:05 Old Campus Course/ 8K
1998 Westmont First Noel Meador (Westmont) 26:45 Old Campus Course/ 8K
1999 U.S. International Second Peter Kinyanjui (USIU) 25:49 Old Campus Course/ 8K
2000 U.S. International Second Roberto Lopez (Fresno Pacific) 26:19 Old Campus Course/ 8K
2001 Westmont First Jason Finch (Westmont) 25:56 Old Campus Course/ 8K
2002 Santa Barbara Athletic Assoc. Fourth Aaron Gillen (SBAA) 26:07 Old Campus Course/ 8K
2003 Alliant International Third Josephat Keino (Alliant) 26:47 Old Campus Course/ 8K
2004 Westmont First Aaron Olswanger (Unattached) 26:30 Old Campus Course/ 8K
2005 Westmont First Robby Cherry (Westmont) 26:59 Old Campus Course/ 8K
2006 Westmont First Mark Laughery (Redlands) 26:36 Old Campus Course/ 8K
2007 Westmont First Brian Ball (Biola) 26:01 Old Campus Course/ 8K
2008 Fresno Pacific Second Jeffery Jackson (The Master’s) 26:04 Old Campus Course/ 8K
2009 Westmont First Josh Spiker (Inside Track) 25:05 Construction Course / 8K
2010 Westmont First Isai Orea (Fresno Pacific) 27:24 2010 On Campus Course / 8K
2011 Arizona Christian Second Jacob Jeanson (Westmont) 26:51 2010 On Campus Course / 8K
2012 La Verne Second Alex Forbess 20:30 6,000 meter course
Men’s Top Times (Old Campus Course – 8K)
Time Runner Year
25:37 *Jaime Martinez (Azusa Pacific) 1996
25:45 *Angel Martinez (Azusa Pacific) 1996
25:49 Peter Kinyanjui (USIU) 1999
25:56 Jason Finch (Westmont) 2001
25:56 *Noel Meador (Westmont) 1996
26:01 Brian Ball (Biola) 2007
26:04 Jeffery Jackson (The Master’s) 2008
26:07 Aaron Gillen (SBAA) 2002
26:10 Luis Ibarra (Unattached) 2008
26:12 Geir Kristensen (Cal Lutheran) 1999
26:19 Roberto Lopez (Fresno Pacific) 2000
26:22 *Kevin Sturm (Westmont) 1996
26:23 Andrew Dixon (Westmont) 2007
26:30 Aaron Olswanger (Unattached) 2004
26:34 Aaron Megazzi (Westmont) 2007
26:36 Mark Laughery (Redlands) 2006
26:40 Benny Madrigal (Fresno Pacific) 2008
26:41 Eloy Quintana (Fresno Pacific) 2004
26:43 *Trevor Sybert (Biola) 1996
* Established at 1996 GSAC Championships
Men’s Top Times (2010 On Campus Course – 8K)
Time Runner Year
26.52 Jacob Jeanson (Westmont) 2011
27:04 Matt Day (Westmont) 2011
27:24 Isai Orea (Fresno Pacific) 2010
27:27 Jacob Jeanson (Westmont) 2010
27:45 Nathan Kemp (Unattached) 2010
28:02 Ricky Dorado (Unattached) 2011
28:07 Brooks Swigard (Arizona Christian) 2011
28:09 Garrett Baker (Ventura C.C.) 2011
28:31 Alex Martinez (Ventura C.C.) 2011
28:33 Brandon Croft (Fresno Pacific) 2010