Men's And Women's Cross-Country Teams Capture NCAA West Region Titles

Nov. 11, 2000

Fresno, Calif. - Jonathon Riley continued his championship season by helping lead the second-ranked Stanford men's cross country team to victory for the fifth straight year at the NCAA West Region Championships at Woodward Park on Saturday.Riley, who two weeks earlier captured the Pac-10 individual title, finished first among 151 runners by winning in a time of 30:40 over 10,000 meters. Two other Stanford runners finished in the Top-10, Thomas Murley in seventh place at 30:59, and Louis Luchini in eighth place at 31:04. Riley has won three of four races he has entered this year.The Cardinal men withstood the challenge of second place Arizona. Stanford finished with 58 points compared to Arizona with 62 points. The two teams in the West region advanced automatically to the NCAA Championships on Nov. 20 at Iowa State.The Cardinal women, also ranked #2 in the nation, easily defeated 25 other teams to win the NCAA West Region crown for a second straight season. The Cardinal tallied 58 points compared to runnerup Arizona State with 88. Stanford and Arizona State advance to the NCAA's at Iowa State. Two Stanford runners finished in the Top-10 to help key the Cardinal victory. Lauren Fleshman finished second over 6,000 meters in a time of 20:33, eight seconds behind the winner, Lisa Aguilera of Arizona State. Senior Cardinal Elena Villarreal placed fourth in a time of 20:37.

Men's Team Results (21 teams, 10,000 meters)
1. Stanford 58
2. Arizona 62
3. Cal Poly 114
4. Oregon 122
5. Arizona State 128

Men's Individual Results (151 runners, 10,000 meters)
1. Jonathon Riley, Stanford 30:40
2. Jason Hartman, Oregon 30:42
3. Tom Prindiville, Arizona 30:43
4. Michael Kasahun, Oregon 30:45
5. Steve Smith, Arizona 30:49

Other Stanford Runners: 7. Thomas Murley 30:59, 8. Louis Luchini 31:04, 13. Seth Hejny 31:15, 29. Ian Dobson 31:40, 52. Jesse Thomas 32:22, 61. Daniel Parris 32:33

Women's Team Results (26 teams, 6,000 meters)
1. Stanford 58
2. Arizona State 88
3. Arizona 126
4. Oregon 169
5. Washington 170

Women's Individual Results (192 runners, 6,000 meters)
1. Lisa Aguilera, ASU 20:25
2. Lauren Fleshman, Stanford 20:33
3. Mary Duerbeck, Arizona St 20:36
4. Elena Villarreal, Stanford 20:37
5. Kate Bradshaw, Washington 20:37

Other Stanford Runners: 12. Jillian Mastroianni 20:53, 20. Victoria Chang 21:08, 24. Mariel Ettinger 21:16, 29. Julia Stamps 21:26, 34. Caroline Annis 21:30

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