Cross Country Struggles at Pac-10 Championships

Oct. 27, 2001

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The California men's and women's cross country teams struggled at the Pac-10 Championships Saturday morning. The Golden Bear men finished last in eighth place with 192 points, while the Bear women finished last in ninth place with 259 points.

The Stanford men's and women's squads swept both competitions. The Cardinal men posted 28 points to edge second-place Arizona State, which had 75. On the women's side, the Cardinal had 27 points to outdistance second-place Arizona, which had 64.

Grant Robison from Stanford won the men's 8K race, clocking in at 24:04. Arizona State's Fasil Bizuneh wasn't far behind in 24:06.4. Stanford's Lauren Fleshman won the women's 6K race in 20:08.1, just ahead of her teammate Sara Bei (20:17.4).

Senior Corey Creasey led the Cal men, finishing 26th in 25:42.3. The Bears' next best runner, Carlos Carballo, crossed in 35th in 26:00.5.

Other finishers for the Bear men included: Girmay Guangul (40th, 26:21.8), Martin Conrad (44th, 26:34.4), Jonathan Balzer (47th, 26:40.9), Nick Martin (51st, 27:39.6) and John Burke (54th, 28:10.9).

Camille Stanley paced the Cal women in 45th in 23:33.3, followed by Erin Belger in 50th in 23:54.8.

Other Cal results included: Lindsey Maclise (55th, 24:40.7), Abby Parker (58th, 25:26.1), Katie White (59th, 25:49.7) and Eva Shu (61st, 27:12.3).

Men's Team Scores: 1. Stanford 28, 2. ASU 75, 3. Oregon 78, 4. Arizona 96, 5. Washington 102, 6. UCLA 148, 7. Washington State 163, 8. California 192.

Women's Team Scores: 1. Stanford 27, 2. Arizona 64, 3. Arizona State 79, 4. UCLA 107, 5. Washington 109, 6. Washington State 155, 7. USC 168, 8. Oregon 210, 9. California 259.

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