Women's Cross Country Heads To Arizona State, Men To Compete In Maine

Oct. 3, 2001

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD CROSS COUNTRY ACTION
Friday, October 5 (Women's 5K - 4:45 p.m., Men's 8K - 5:15 p.m.)
at Arizona State Invitational (Freestone Park - Gilbert, AZ) -- hosted by Arizona State
Saturday, October 6 (Men's 5-Mile - 11:00 a.m., ET)
at Murray Keatinge Invitational (University of Maine - Orono, ME)

THIS WEEK'S MEET INFORMATION
The Stanford men's cross country team will travel to Maine for the Murray Keatinge Invitational this Saturday, October 6, while the women's squad and two men's runners are scheduled to participate on Friday, October 5, in the Arizona State Invitational at Freestone Park in Gilbert, Arizona. The men's 5-mile event will be held at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. No. 2 Stanford squad and No. 12 Michigan lead the 10-team men's field. The women's 5K run in Arizona will feature 12 teams with No. 2 Stanford, No. 4 Arizona State and No. 9 Arizona the top three teams.

UP NEXT FOR THE CARDINAL
The Stanford men's and women's teams will next compete at the Furman Invitational/NCAA Pre-Meet on Saturday, October 13.

A LOOK AT THIS WEEKEND'S RUNNERS AT THE ARIZONA STATE INVITATIONAL
The women's team is scheduled to have seven runners compete at the Arizona State Invitational this Friday. Laura Turner and Katie Hotchkiss, the fifth and sixth place finishers in the women's short course competition at the Stanford Invitational last Saturday, highlight the group. Anita Siraki will be making her Cardinal debut, while Maurica Carlucci, Colleen Flaherty, Jeane Goff and Lindsay Hyatt complete the group. On the men's side, Jamey Gifford and David Stillman are expected to compete.

A LOOK AT THIS WEEKEND'S RUNNERS AT THE MURRAY KEATINGE INVITATIONAL
The men's team is scheduled to have 10 runners compete at the Murray Keatinge Invitational this Saturday. Gabe Jennings, a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team in the 1500 meters and the 2000 NCAA outdoor champion in the event, is scheduled to make his 2001 cross country debut. Grant Robison, winner of the men's short course competition at last Saturday's Stanford Invitational, is also among the group scheduled to compete. Louie Luchini, a native of nearby Ellsworth, ME, also returns home and will run against brother and Maine captain Joe Luchini for the first time as a collegian. Completing the group are Ryan Hall, Andrew Hill, Seton McAndrews, James Nielsen, Daniel Parris, Donald Sage and David Vidal. No Stanford women's runners are expected to compete.

A LOOK AT STANFORD'S LAST MEET (STANFORD INVITATIONAL - SEPTEMBER 29)
The Cardinal swept through the Stanford Invitational last weekend as the men's and women's teams both won their respective long and short course competitions. The men pulled off a perfect sweep in the short course race with 15 points by capturing the first five collegiate spaces, led by winner Grant Robison (10:54). The men's long course team scored 30 points, led by second-place Ian Dobson (24:47). The women's long course team captured the title with 24 points with five of the first eight runners, led by second-place Lauren Fleshman (20:55). Alicia Craig (12:40) won the women's short course race and the Cardinal finished first with 40 points.

CURRENT MEN'S MONDO CROSS COUNTRY RANKINGS (POLL RELEASED OCTOBER 2, 2001)
1. Colorado (14), 2. Stanford (1), 3. Arkansas (1), 4. Wisconsin, 5. Notre Dame, 6. Portland, 7. Providence, 8. North Carolina State, 9. Villanova, 10. Northern Arizona, 11. Colorado State, 12. Michigan, 13. Duke, 14. Wake Forest, 15. Arizona State, 16. Michigan State, 17. Brigham Young, 18. Oregon, 19. Eastern Michigan, 20. Weber State, 21. Alabama, 22. Georgetown, 23. Iona, 24. William & Mary, 25. Nebraska ... First-place votes in parenthesis

CURRENT WOMEN'S FINISHLYNX CROSS COUNTRY RANKINGS (POLL RELEASED OCTOBER 1, 2001)
1. Colorado (11), 2. Stanford (1), 3. North Carolina State, 4. Brigham Young, 4. Arizona State, 6. Boston College, 7. Providence, 8. North Carolina, 9. Arizona, 10. Arkansas, 11. Georgetown, 12. Colorado State, 13. Michigan State, 14. Wisconsin, 15. Virginia, 16. Washington, 17. Boston University, 18. UCLA, 19. Marquette, 20. Cornell, 21. James Madison, 21. Yale, 23. Northern Arizona, 24. Baylor, 25. Villanova ... First-place votes in parenthesis

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