Women Place Fourth, Men 28th at NCAA Pre-Invitational Cross Country Meet

Oct. 14, 2000

AMES, Iowa - The 14th-ranked Arizona State women's cross country squad finished fourth, while the 16th-ranked ASU men finished 28th among over 60 NCAA teams at the 28th Annual Iowa State Memorial Cross Country Classic and Pre-National Invitational Saturday morning.

In a preview of November's NCAA championships, ASU's Lisa Aguilera placed fifth (21:05.9) in the women's 6,000-meter race to lead the Sun Devil women. No. 3 BYU captured the women's race, while No. 1 Stanford placed second and No. 6 Wisconsin placed third. Colorado's Kara Wheeler won the women's race in 20:27.3. Redshirt-freshman Cynthia Atencio (47th, 22:06.8) and senior Mary Duerbeck (52nd, 22:07.7) were also high scorers for the Sun Devils.

In the men's 10,000-meter race, ASU finished 28th, paced by a senior Garrett Jensen (56th, 31:59.2). No. 3 Colorado won the men's race, on the shoulders of first-place finisher Jorge Torres (30:31.1). No. 10 Northern Arizona took second and No. 1 Stanford placed third. Rounding out the top-three ASU scorers were freshmen Juan Reyes (95th, 32:21.2) and Ryan Bousquet (106th, 32:25.5).

Next week the Sun Devils will host the ASU Open at Freestone Park in Gilbert, Ariz., Friday, Oct. 20. The women's 5,000-meter race is scheduled for 4:30 and the men's 8,000-meter race will follow at 5 p.m.

NCAA PRE-NATIONAL INVITATIONAL -- Ames, Iowa
MEN'S 10K -Top 10Team Finishes/ASU Finish

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, 28. Arizona State, 729.

WOMEN'S 6K -Top 10 Team Finishes
1. BYU, 117 pts, 2. Stanford, 151, 3. Wisconsin, 189, 4. Arizona State, 241, 5. Colorado, 251, 6. Boston College, 278, 7. Arizona, 292, 8. Kansas State, 308, 9. Georgetown, 360, 10. Colorado State, 419.

MEN -ASU Individuals (10K)		56.  Garrett Jensen	31:59.295.  Juan Reyes 	32:21.2106. Ryan Bousquet	32:25.5219. Dan Maher	33:18.6277. Brandon Strong	33:59.7288. Jeremy Rasmussen	34:12.7	

WOMEN -ASU Individuals (6K)5.  Lisa Aguilera	21:05.947. Cynthia Atencio	22:06.852. Mary Duerbeck	22:07.773. Brianna Torres	22:21.878. Colleen Burke	22:23.1119. Kristin McFerron	22:44.9174. Beth Martin	23:15.1
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