1999 Pac-10 Men's Cross Country Year In Review

December 1999

The ARIZONA Wildcats placed six of the top 14 finishers, ending STANFORD's quest for a fourth consecutive Pac-10 title, with a convincing 27-point margin of victory at the 31st annual Pac-10 Championships at El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach, Calif. Arizona was led by Micheil Jones (2nd), David Lopez (5th), Steve Smith (8th), Brent Pedersen (10th), Tom Prindiville (11th), and Mike Cramer (14th).

Steve Fein of OREGON claimed individual honors finishing first by eleven seconds with a time of 23:37, the Ducks' third Pac-10 individual title in the 90s.

Stanford and Oregon registered the top performances among Pac-10 squads at theNCAA Championships in Bloomington, Indiana. The Cardinal finished fourth, while the Ducks placed sixth, Arizona 10th, and ARIZONA STATE 14th.

Fein also was the Pac-10's highest finisher at the NCAA Championships with a third place finish. Five other Pac-10 runners finished in the top-20.

For his efforts during the 1999 season, Fein was honored as the Pac-10 Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Year. Oregon freshman Jason Hartmann, who finished 15th at Pac-10s and 37th at the NCAAs was named the inaugural Newcomer of the Year.

Arizona's Dave Murray was tabbed by his peers as the 1999 Pac-10 Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year. It was his seventh such honor, coinciding with the team's seventh Conference title. The Wildcats 10th place finish at the NCAAs was their highest placing since a third-place finish in 1994.

1999 PACIFIC-10 MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS (31st Annual)October 30, El Dorado Regional Park, Long Beach, Calif.

Men's Results

Team 1. Arizona 2, 5, 8, 10, 11, (14), (33) 36

2. Stanford 3, 6, 13, 20, 21, (24), (DNF) 63

3. Oregon 1, 9, 15, 19, 32, (43), (50) 76

4. Arizona State 4, 17, 18, 22, 23, (44), (49) 84

5. California 7, 12, 25, 34, 41, (45), (51) 119

Washington 16, 26, 27, 28, 36, (37), (38) 133

7. UCLA 30, 35, 40, 42, 46, (47), (DNF) 193

8. Washington State 29, 31, 39, 48, 52, (DNF) 199

Individual 1. Steve Fein, , Sr., ORE 23:37.00

2. Micheil Jones, Sr., ARIZ 23:48.90

3. Jake Maas, Sr., STAN 23:58.70

4. Fasil Bizuneh, So., ASU 24:00.30

5. David Lopez, Jr., ARIZ 24:02.20

6. Thomas Murley, Jr., STAN 24:10.10

7. Bolota Asmeron, Jr., CAL 24:21.30

8. Steve Smith, So., ARIZ 24:28.10

9. Andrew Bliss, Sr., ORE 24:32.20

10. Brent Pedersen, Jr., ARIZ 24:36.00

11. Tom Prindiville, Sr, ARIZ 24:36.30

12. Peter Gilmore, Sr., CAL 24:38.80

13. Jonathon Riley, Jr., STAN 24:42.10

14. Mike Cramer, So., ARIZ 24:45.30

15. Jason Hartmann, Fr., ORE 24:46.30

16. Jason Fayant, So., WASH 24:47.50

17. Garrett Jensen, Sr., ASU 24:50.20

18. Juan Chavira, So., ASU 24:54.10

19. ,Michael Kasahun, Jr., ORE 24:59.40

20. Gabe Jennings, So., STAN 25:02.90

21. Jamey Gifford, So., STAN 25:07.00

22. Isaiah Festa, So., ASU 25:11.30

23. Jeremy Rasmussen, So., ASU 25:11.50

24. Michael Stember, Jr., STAN 25:17.80

25. Brian Cooke, Jr., CAL 25:20.20

26. Paul Harkins, Sr., WASH 25:22.80

27. Geoff Perry, Jr., WASH 25:26.90

28. Tom Hildrum, Sr., WASH 25:27.20

29. Jonathan Welsh, Fr., WSU 25:31.70

30. Mason Moore, Jr., UCLA 25:33.30

31. Scott Johnson, So., WSU 25:34.10

32. Sam Hill, Jr., ORE 25:41.70

33. Jeremy Lyon, Sr., ARIZ 25:43.60

34. Corey Creasey, So., CAL 25:43.80

35. Justin Patananan, So., UCLA 25:45.70

36. Morgan Thompson, So., WASH 25:46.10

37. David Bazzi, Sr., WASH 25:50.90

38. John Russell, Fr., WASH 25:54.10

39. Oscar Franco-Parra, So., WSU 25:54.70

40. Bryan Green, So., UCLA 25:56.60

41. Peter Egerton, Sr., CAL 26:00.20

42. Matt Pitts, Sr., UCLA 26:00.70

43. Lincoln Nehring, Jr., ORE 26:06.30

44. Brandon Strong, So., ASU 26:14.80

45. Zack McGahey, So., CAL 26:24.70

46. Dan Brecht, Sr., UCLA 26:38.20

47. Scott Abbott, Jr., UCLA 26:41.50

48. Kyle Barker, Fr., WSU 26:43.60

49. David Burke, So., ASU 26:48.40

50. Kris Martin, Fr., ORE 27:31.20

51. Steve Immel, Sr., CAL 27:35.30

52. Dan Boniface, Fr., WSU 27:46.60

Adam Tenforde, Fr., STAN DNF

Mark Wicklander, So., WSU DNF

Paul Muite, Jr., UCLA DNF

1999 NCAA MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS (61st Annual)November 22, 1999, Bloomington, Ind. (University of Indiana, host)

TEAM RESULTS(Top-10 teams and other Pac-10 teams - 31 teams scored) 1. Arkansas 58

2. Wisconsin 185

3. North Carolina State 201

4. STANFORD 223

5. Michigan 282

6. OREGON 306

7. Colorado 307

8. Notred Dame 312

9. Iona 338

10. ARIZONA 346

14. ARIZONA STATE 391

PAC-10 FINISHERS(and individual champion - 10,000 meters - 248 finishers)

1. David Kimani, South Alabama 30:06:60

3. Steve Fein, ORE 30:14.30

16. Thomas Murley, STAN 30:56.20

17. Jake Maas, STAN 30:59.90

19. Fasil Bizunch, ASU 31:01.60

20. Jonathan Riley, STAN 31:01.80

34. Andrew Bliss, ORE 31:14.10

37. Jason Hartmann, ORE 31:17.30

55. David Lopez, ARIZ 31:31.10

71. Steve Smith, ARIZ 31:46.90

74. Mike Cramer, ARIZ 31:49.40

75. Garrett Jensen, ASU 31:50.10

82. Brent Pederson, ARIZ 31:54.10

90. Peter Gilmore, CAL 31:59.90

103. Bolota Asmerom, CAL 32:06.90

104. Seth Hejny, STAN 32:07.10

107. Michael Kashahun, ORE 32:08.00

115. Isaiah Fests, ASU 32:16.20

123. Gabe Jennings, STAN 32:21.80

137. Jamey Gifford, STAN 32:34.40

138. Juan Chavira, ASU 32:35.80

145. Jeremy Rasmussen, ASU 32:38.60

163. Tom Prindiville, ARIZ 32:54.30

198. Brandon Strong, ASU 33:25.50

203. Lincoln Nehring, ORE 33:29.90

210. Tom Becker, ORE 33:34.00

231. Micheil Jones, ARIZ 34:15.80

237. Adam Tenforde, STAN 34:45.90

238. Jeremy Lyon, ARIZ 34:46.50

243. Chad Barrett, ASU 35:06.00

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