Men's And Women's Cross Country Teams Sweep 2001 Stanford Invitational

Sept. 29, 2001

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford men's and women's cross country teams, both ranked second in the nation, swept their respective short and long course competition at the 2001 Stanford Invitational on Saturday at the Stanford Golf Course. The Cardinal also had a pair of individual winners in the 4000 meter short course races in men's winner Grant Robison (10:54) and women's champion Alicia Craig (12:40). Lauren Fleshman placed second as Stanford's top women's finisher in the 6000 meter long course competition (20:55), while Ian Dobson's second-place finish in a time of 24:47 was Stanford's best showing in the men's 8000 meter long course race.

Utah's Teren Jameson won the men's long course race in 24:35, while Andreina Byrd of Arkansas was the women's long course champion with a time of 20:49.

The Stanford men's team scored 30 points in the long course competition to comfortably outdistance second-place Utah State with 58 points. The Cardinal had four runners in the top 10 as Joe Urbanski (5th, 25:11), Andrew Hill (6th, 25:12) and James Nielsen (10th, 25:20) joined Dobson.

The Cardinal men easily outdistanced UC Davis in the men's short course competition with 15 points compared to 69 points for the Aggies. Seth Hejny (2nd, 11:02), Donald Sage (4th, 11:21), Philip West (7th, 11:28) and Steve Loughlin (8th, 11:31) joined Robison and five unattached runners in the Top 10 to give the Cardinal the top five scoring places for collegiate runners.

The Stanford women won the short course race with 40 points with second-place Brigham Young the closest challenge with 53 points. Craig was joined in Top 10 finishes by Laura Turner (5th, 13:12) and Katie Hotchkiss (6th, 13:15).

In the long course women's competition, Stanford took five of the top eight places to finish with 24 points and ahead of second-place Arkansas with 39 points. Joining Fleshman in the Top 10 were Mariel Ettinger (5th, 21:10), Sara Bei (6th, 21:16), Victoria Chang (7th, 21:18) and Erin Sullivan (8th, 21:33).

Stanford will next be in action when split Cardinal men's and women's squads travel to a pair of meets next Friday (Arizona State Preview Meet/Gilbert, AZ) and Saturday (Murray Keatinge Invitational/Orono, ME).

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