Cross Country Sweeps Pac-10 Championships

Oct. 27, 2001

Scottsdale, Ariz. - The Stanford men's and women's cross country teams continued their dominance and remained unbeaten this season by sweeping the Pac-10 Championships held Saturday at the Pavilion Lakes Golf Club. The second-ranked men's team totaled 28 points in its 8000 meter victory, topping second place Arizona State (75) by a wide margin. The top-ranked women's squad totaled 27 points with Arizona (64) finishing second in the 6000 meter race. The women won their sixth consecutive Pac-10 team title, while the men have won the event five of the last six seasons.

Cardinal runners also captured both individual titles with Grant Robison (24.04.0) winning the men's championship and Lauren Fleshman (20:08.1) taking the women's title, both the first Pac-10 titles of their respective careers.

'I think we hit the jackpot today by winning both team competitions and having a pair of individual winners,' said Stanford director of cross country Vin Lananna. 'As a team it's just as exciting as when we won our first Pac-10 Championships. Our athletes did a great job under some tough (hot) conditions.'

The Cardinal took four of the top seven spots in the men's race and scored five runners in the Top 12. Donald Sage (24:11.4) finished third, followed by fifth-place Ian Dobson (24:26.3), seventh-place Daniel Parris (24:35.8) and 12th-place Seth Hejny (25:00.7). Joe Urbanski (20th, 25:12.5) and Ryan Hall (37th, 26:04.0) also competed for the Cardinal.

On the women's side, Sara Bei (2nd, 20:17.4) and Alicia Craig (5th, 20:56.0) joined Fleshman in the Top 5. Mariel Ettinger (8th, 21:09.7) and Erin Sullivan (11th, 21:13.1) completed Stanford's scoring. Other Cardinal competitors were Caroline Annis (14th, 21:09.7) and Laura Turner (27th, 22:20.4).

Individual Stanford runners also competed in today's non-scoring Qwest Invitational preceding the Pac-10 Championships.

James Nielsen (24:52.7) won the 8000 meter event with Sean Knapp (2nd, 25:03.2), David Vidal (3rd, 25:14.9) and Isaac Hawkins (4th, 25:19.9) immediately behind him. Seton McAndrews (8th, 25:43.3) also competed.

Jeane Goff (2nd, 21:19.0) was the top Cardinal finisher in the women's 6000 meter Qwest Invitational, finishing just :02 seconds behind winner Nicole Teter of the Farm Team (21:17.0). Anita Siraki (3rd, 21:31.0), Victoria Chang (4th, 24:46.0) and Colleen Flaherty (5th, 22:06.0) also placed in the Top 5. Katie Hotchkiss (10th, 22:29.0), Lindsay Hyatt (19th, 23:36.0) and Maurica Carlucci (21st, 23:40.0) also competed for the Cardinal.

The Stanford cross country teams will next compete at the NCAA West Regionals (Tucson, AZ) on Saturday, November 10.

TEAM RESULTS
MEN'S PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP (8000 METERS): 1. Stanford 28, 2. Arizona State 75, 3. Oregon 78, 4. Arizona 96, 5. Washington 102, 6. UCLA 148, 7. Washington State 163, 8. California 192
WOMEN'S PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP (6000 METERS): 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

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (RACE WINNERS AND STANFORD RUNNERS ONLY)
MEN'S PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP (8000 METERS): 1. Grant Robison, Stanford (24:04.0), 3. Donald Sage, Stanford (24:11.4), 5. Ian Dobson, Stanford (24:26.3), 7. Daniel Parris, Stanford (24:35.8), 12. Seth Hejny, Stanford (25:00.7), 20. Joe Urbanski, Stanford (25:12.5), 37. Ryan Hall, Stanford (26:04.0)
WOMEN'S PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP (6000 METERS): 1. Lauren Fleshman, Stanford (20:08.1), 2. Sara Bei, Stanford (20:17.4), 5. Alicia Craig, Stanford (20:56.0), 8. Mariel Ettinger, Stanford (21:09.7), 11. Erin Sullivan, Stanford (21:13.1), 14. Caroline Annis, Stanford (21:09.7), 27. Laura Turner, Stanford (22:20.4)
MEN'S QWEST INVITATIONAL (8000 METERS): 1. James Nielsen, Stanford (24:52.7), 2. Sean Knapp, Stanford (25:03.2), 3. David Vidal, Stanford (25:14.9), 4. Isaac Hawkins, Stanford (25:19.9), 8. Seton McAndrews, Stanford (25:43.3)
WOMEN'S QWEST INVITATIONAL: 1. Nicole Teter, Farm Team (21:17.0), 2. Jeane Goff, Stanford (21:19.0), 3. Anita Siraki, Stanford (21:31.0), 4. Victoria Chang, Stanford (24:46.0), 5. Colleen Flaherty, Stanford (22:06.0), 10. Katie Hotchkiss, Stanford (22:29.0), 19. Lindsay Hyatt, Stanford (23:36.0), 21. Maurica Carlucci, Stanford (23:40.0)

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