Hartmann & Smedstad Lead UO Harriers

Oct. 14, 2000

AMES, Iowa - The University of Oregon men's and women's cross country teams faced another major test Saturday, taking on the many of the nation's top teams in a preview of the course for the NCAA Championships next month at Iowa State University.

On the men's side, the No. 18-ranked Ducks posted an eighth-place finish with 382 points, a respectable finish against a 53-team field that included 14 top-25 teams. The Ducks beat seven other ranked teams to help their NCAA qualifying case for one of 13 at-large spots selected nationally the week before the NCAA Championships.

Individually, sophomore Jason Hartmann paced the squad with a 30th-place finish (31:35.2), just ahead of senior teammate Michael Kasahun (36th, 31:41.0). Junior Adam Bergquist (80th, 32:14.3) and freshmen John Lucas (122nd, 32:33.) and Brett Holts (133rd, 32:36.9) closed scoring, followed by freshman Noel Paulson (145th, 32:41.2) and senior Sam Hill (184th, 33:02.4). Other UO men competing in the men's open race included senior Lincoln Nehring (ninth, 32:48.0) and freshman Aaron Emery (24th, 33:21.4).

Overall in the men's race, No. 3 Colorado outdistanced the field with 64 points, followed by No. 10 Northern Arizona (second, 215) and No. 1 Stanford (third, 255). Colorado sophomore Jorge Torres captured the 10K individual title (30:31.1), ahead of Stanford's Thomas Murley (second, 30:48.8) and Jonathan Riley (third, 30:49.6).

On the women's side, senior Hanna Smedstad paced the No. 22-ranked Duck women with a 35th-place finish (21:55.7). Other scorers included senior Rhiannon Glenn (123rd, 22:47.9), sophomores Erinn Gulbrandsen (163rd, 23:19.9) and Eri Macdonald (176th, 23:16.1) and senior Katie Crabb (180th, 23:19.4). Freshman Laura Harmon (202nd, 23:34.3) and sophomore Carrie Zografos (304th, 24:43.3) rounded out the varsity unit.

The Ducks finished 21st as a squad with 642 points in the 56-team field, including 16 top-25 teams.

Returning NCAA champion and No. 3-ranked Brigham Young claimed the women's team crown with 128 points, ahead of No. 1 Stanford (second, 151) and No. 5 Wisconsin (third, 189). Colorado senior Kara Wheeler took top individual honors for the 6K race (20:27.3), ahead of returning NCAA champion Erica Palmer from Wisconsin (second, 20:56.7) and North Carolina freshman Shalane Flanagan (third, 20:58.6).

'Almost everyone felt flat and tired,' Oregon head coach Tom Heinonen said. 'We tried to run conservative early, and some our runners were able to move up a little. Rhiannon and Erinn ran pretty solid races, but as a team we were far below form. We'll be very lucky to make the NCAA meet, but it's still possible since 31 teams qualify, and we did beat a few teams that might help us later on.'

The Duck men's and women's teams look forward to a week off from action before traveling to Seattle for the Pac-10 Championships, Oct. 28 in Lincoln Park.



Iowa State Memorial Classic
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
Saturday, October 14, 2000

Women's Team Scores - 1, BYU 128 points. 2, Stanford, 151. 3, Wisconsin, 189. 4, Arizona State, 241. 5, Colorado, 251. 6, Boston College, 278. 7, Arizona, 292. 9, Georgetown, 360. 10, Colorado State, 419. 11, Weber State, 457. 12, Minnesota, 478. 13, Villanova, 493. 14, Marquette, 506. 15, Brown, 513. 16, West Virginia, 547. 17, Virginia, 591. 18, Columbia, 595. 19, Missouri, 602. 20, Northern Arizona, 640. 21, Oregon, 642. 22, Illinois, 692. 23, North Carolina, 694. 24, Boston, 706. 25, Duke, 724. 26, UC Irvine, 744. 27, South Florida, 752. 28, Northwestern, 774. 29, Bucknell, 797. 30, Nebraska, 799. 31, Cornell, 825. 32, Ball State, 831. 33, Notre Dame, 848. 34, Montana State, 852. 35, Iowa State, 853. 36, Washington State, 863. 37, Indiana, 877. 38, Montana, 903. 39, Oklahoma State, 40, Purdue, 993. 41, Western Kentucky, 1009. 42, Princeton, 1016. 43, Dartmouth, 1029. 44, Penn State, 1040. 45, Air Force, 1044. 46, Navy, 1069. 46, Georgia Tech, 1069. 48, UC Santa Barbara, 1094. 49, Drake, 1146. 50, Loyola-Chicago, 1165. 51, Northern Iowa, 1229. 52, Texas Tech, 1240. 53, Miami-Ohio, 1260. 54, Arkansas-Little Rock, 1329. 55, Alabama, 1349. 56, Butler, 1420.

Women's Individual Results - 1, Kara Wheeler, Colorado, 20 minutes, 27.3 seconds. 2, Erica Palmer, Wisconsin, 20:56.7. 3, Shalane Flanagan, North Carolina, 20:58.6. 4, Amy Mortimer, Kansas State, 21:00. 6, Tuula Laitinen, Toledo, 21:06.5. 7, Sabrina Monro, Montana, 21:07.8. 8, Korene Hinds, Kansas State, 21:15.7. 9,, Lindsey Thomsen, BYU, 21:17.2. 10, Tara Chaplin, Arizona, 21:23.0. 11,Mary Harrelson, Applachian State, 21:28.2. 12, Sara Wells, Oklahoma State, 21:31.9. 13, Elena Villarreal, Stanford, 21:37.4. 14, Sara Tindall, Brown, 21:37.6. 15, Sharolyn Shields, BYU, 21:38.4. 16, Ann Marie Brooks, Missouri, 21:39.2. 17, Ann McGranahan, Villanova, 21:40.5. 18, Bethany Brewster, Wisconsin, 21:41.5. 19, Megan Guiney, Boston College, 21:42.0. 20, Sheela Agrawal, Duke, 21:42.3.

Oregon Women's Finishers - 35, Hanna Smedstad, 21:55.7. 123, Rhiannon Glenn, 22:47.9. 163, Erinn Gulbrandsen, 23:19.9. 176, Eri Macdonald, 23:16.1. 180, Katie Crabb, 23:19.4. 202, Laura Harmon, 23:34.3. 304, Carrie Zografos, 24:43.3.

Men's Team Scores - 1, Colorado, 64 points. 2, Northern Arizona, 215. 3, Stanford, 255. 4, BYU, 310. 5, Georgetown 313. 6, Arizona, 314. 7, Duke, 339. 8, Oregon, 382. 9, Weber State, 388. 10, Notre Dame, 404. 11, Penn State, 407. 12, Eastern Michigan, 431. 13, William & Mary, 468. 14, Villanova, 474. 15, Colorado State, 525. 16, Nebraska, 533. 17, Indiana, 537. 18, Ohio State, 553. 19, Air Force, 574. 20, UC Santa Barbara 634. 20, Portland, 634. 22, Illinois State, 648. 23, South Florida, 669. 24, Utah, 677. 25, Minnesota, 699. 26, Columbia, 703. 27, Dartmouth, 715. 28, Arizona State, 29, Texas Tech, 29. 30, Butler, 765. 31, West Virginia, 768. 32, Wake Forest, 777. 33, Alabama, 796. 34, Northern Iowa, 798. 35, Cornell, 799. 36, Missouri, 802. 37, Central Michigan, 865. 38, Washington State, 946. 39, Eastern Illinois, 959. 40, Iowa State, 974. 41, Kansas State, 995. 42, Georgia Tech, 1018. 43, Miami-Ohio, 1042. 44, Illinois, 1102. 45, Belmont, 1104. 46, Montana, 1120., 47, McNeese State, 1133. 48, Montana State, 1136. 49, Western Kentucky, 1139. 50, Ball State, 1233. 51, Arkansas-Little Rock, 1396. 52, Bucknell, 1438. 53, UC Irvine, 1445.

Men's Individual Results - 1, Jorge Torres, Colorado, 30 minutes, 31.1 seconds. 2, Thomas Murley, Stanford, 30:48.8. 3, Jonathan Riley, Stanford, 30:49.6. 4, Luke Watson, Notre Dame, 30:52.3. 5, Christopher Mutai, Alabama, 31:01.6l. 6, Steve Slattery, Colorado, 31:06.6. 7, Blake McDowell, Eastern Michigan, 31:07.6. 8, Louie Luchini, Stanford, 31:11.8. 9, Mike Smith, Georgetown, 31:13.0. 10, Marc Striowski, Notre Dame, 31:16.0. 11, Mike Cramer, Arizona, 31:17.9. 12, Ian Connor, Ohio State, 31:18.8. 13, Eliud Njubi, Texas Christian, 31:19.3. 14, David Rodriguez, Georgetown, 31:20.4. 15, Herbert Mwangi, Texas Christian, 31:24.4. 16, Sean Smith, Colorado, 31:24.7. 17,Shadrack Kimeli, Kansas State, 31:25.3. 18, Karl Savage, St. Joseph's, 31:25.5. 19, Marcus Witter, Nebraska, 31:26.2. 20, Mike Friedberg, Colorado, 31:26.7.

Oregon Men's Finishers - 30, Jason Hartmann, 31:35.2. 36, Michael Kasahun, 31:41.0. 80, Adam Bergquist, 32:14.3. 122, John Lucas, 32:33. 133, Brett Holts 32:36.9. 145, Noel Paulson, 32:41.2. 184, Sam Hill, 33:02.4.

Men's B Race Oregon Finishers - 9, Lincoln Nehring, 32:48.0. 24, Aaron Emery, 33:21.4.

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