Cross Country Travels to Fresno State Invitational

Sept. 10, 2001

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BEARS COMPETE AT FRESNO STATE INVITATIONAL
California travels to the Fresno State Invitational Sat., Sept. 15. The first race is the women's 5000m at 10:15 a.m., followed by the men's five-miler at 10:45 a.m. Teams competing include Cal, Fresno State, Nevada, Cal State Bakersfield, Pacific, San Jose State and Sonoma State.

CAL'S PROBABLE LINEUP
On the men's side, Cal will likely run Carlos Carballo, Jonathon Balzer, John Burke, Corey Creasey, Matin Conrad, Greg Jizmagian, Nick Martin, Tyler Noesen, Adam Shaffer and Jarrell Meier. John Collin was expected to run but sprained his ankle in training over the weekend. Cal's women's lineup is expected to consist of Camille Stanley, Abby Parker, Lindsey Maclise, Maja Ruznic, Lache Bailey, Sarah Buick, Erin Donley and Eva Shu.

2000 FRESNO STATE INVITATIONAL IN REVIEW
At last year's Fresno State Invitational, the Cal men's team was third of seven teams with 68 points, while the women placed eighth among 10 teams with 184. Stanford won the men's and women's titles with 28 and 16 points, respectively.Girmay Guangul led the way for the Cal men with a fifth-place finish, covering the 8K course in 25:28. Corey Creasey and Martin Conrad were 9th (25:59) and 19th (26:23), respectively.On the women's side, Marielle Schlueter led the way for Cal on the 6K course with a 25th-place finish (23:41). Freshman Kim Ramirez was the Bears next best runner in 35th (24:03) with Camille Stanley right behind her in 40th (24:25).

CAL MEN WIN SACRAMENTO INVITATIONAL, CAL WOMEN TAKE THIRD
The Cal men's cross country team opened the 2001 season in impressive fashion. The Golden Bears won the five-team Sacramento Invitational four-mile race last Saturday at Lake Natoma, posting 31 points to outdistance Santa Clara (43).On the women's side, Cal finished third among five teams with 61 points, holding off Saint Mary's (71) and San Francisco (115). Santa Clara (42 points) took top honors, ahead of host Sacramento State (56) in the five-kilometer race.

CONRAD, BELGER LEAD THE WAY FOR CAL
Junior Martin Conrad paced the Cal men at the Sacramento Invitational by finishing third in a time of 21:24. Santa Clara posted a one-two finish with Mike Helms placing first (20:59) and Thomas Chapman taking second (21:21).Cal senior Erin Belger took top honors in the women's competition with a time of 18:44. St. Mary's Allegra Porter clocked in just behind Belger in 18:50. As a sophomore, Belger posted her only other collegiate cross country victory at the San Francisco Invitational.

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