Men's Cross Country Second, Women Sixth at Aggie Open

Sept. 22, 2001

DAVIS, Calif. - The California men's cross country team finished second with 81 points at the Aggie Open Saturday morning at Recreation Hall. Behind a sweep of the top three individual places, host UC Davis claimed the team title with 19 points.

The Cal women's squad finished sixth overall and fifth among collegiate teams with 189 points. UC Davis also won the women's competition with 54 points, ahead of Nevada (93) and Fresno State (132).

Ryan Miller led a trio of Aggies across the finish line, finishing the 8K course in 25:06. Steve Laurie was second in 25:10.40, and John Kuehn was third in 25:12.90. Nick Martin paced all Cal runners with a 16th-place finish (25:56.40). Also finishing among the top 25 for Cal was Carlos Carballo (21st, 26:07.00) in his first meet of the season.

Melanie Cleland of Adidas Transport led the pack in the women's 5K race, clocking in at 17:49.60. San Jose State's Ana Martinez led all collegiate runners with a second-place performance (17:54.90). For the second-straight meet, Erin Belger led the Cal women, placing 17th (18:42.10). In her first collegiate meet, freshman Abby Parker finished 20th in 18:57.40.

The Bears next compete at the Stanford Invitational, Sat., Sept. 29.

Men's Team Scores (25 teams): 1. UC Davis 19, 2. Cal 81, 3. Santa Clara 165, 4. Hoy's Excelsior 169, 5. Alaska Anchorage 171, 6. Humboldt State 189, 7. San Jose State 223, 8. Cal State Stanislaus 261, 9. Humboldt State TC 274, 10. Sacramento State 287, etc.

Women's Team Scores (22 teams): 1. UC Davis 54, 2. Nevada 93, 3. Fresno State 132, 4. San Jose State 176, 5. Adidas Transport 179, 6. Cal 189, 7. Sonoma State 190, 8. Cal State Stanislaus 203, 9. Santa Clara 211, 10. West Valley TC 246, etc.

Cal Men's Individual Performances: 16 (10). Nick Martin 25:56.40, 21 (14). Carlos Carballo 26:07.00, 26 (16). Martin Conrad 26:14.30, 36 (20). John Balzer 26:35.50, 37 (21). Tyler Noesen 26:35.80, 39 (22). John Burke 26:38.30, 54 (32). Adam Shaffer 27:02.70, 68. Jeff Squires 27:21.70, 90. Jarrell Meir 27:51.50, 106. Greg Jizmagian 28:12.90, 107. Dan Spence 28:16.60.

Cal Women's Individual Performances: 17 (16). Erin Belger 18:42.10, 20 (19). Abby Parker 18:57.40, 26 (25). Camille Stanley 19:04.40, 55 (49). Erin Donley 19:41.20, 95 (80). Eva Shu 20:28.00, 98 (82). Katie White 20:30.10, 119 (94). Lindsey Maclise 20:51.60, 126. Teri Wilson 20:58.60, 154. Deloria Many Grey Horses 21:41.30, 162. Chloe Jarvis 21:57.10.

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