Indoor Track And Field Competes In First Day Of NCAA Championships

March 8, 2002

Fayetteville, Ark. - Stanford's distance medley relay team of Maurica Carlucci, Christine Moschella, Lindsay Hyatt and Lauren Fleshman toured the track in a season-best time of 11:09.13 to place third at the 2002 Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the University of Arkansas campus on Friday night. The team's time of 11:09.13 also goes down as the second fastest all-time in Cardinal history.

The Cardinal men came up short in their quest for a third consecutive title in the distance medley relay, placing seventh. The team of Donald Sage, Curtis Goehring, Mark Hassell and Grant Robison finished with a season-best time of 9:35.30.

Louis Luchini and Chris Emme represented Stanford in the men's 5,000 meters. Luchini took eighth place with a time of 14:11.15, while Emme finished in 14:15.20 to place 11th.

Stanford also had two athletes advance to the finals in the one mile run. Sage turned in the fastest time of the day in the mile, winning his heat in 4:01.80. Malindi Elmore took second in her heat with a time of 4:44.44 to automatically qualify for tomorrow's finals.

Competition will conclude tomorrow in Fayetteville, with the Cardinal competing in the women's shot, men's and women's one mile finals and the men's and women's 3,000 meter runs.

Friday, March 8 Results

Women's Mile PrelimsHeat 11. Lena Nelsson, UCLA -- 4:43.16Q2. Shalane Flanagan, UNC -- 4:43.42Q3. Erin Donohue, UNC -- 4:43.95Q4. Katie Eisenmenger, Kansas -- 4:44.84q5. Erin Merten, Florida -- 4:45.156. Katie Jazwinski, Michigan -- 4:45.627. Courtney Inman, Washington -- 4:46.838. Valentina Medina, Oklahoma State -- 4:48.789. Erin Sicher, Georgetown -- 4:51.41Heat 21. Heather Sagan, Liberty -- 4:44.28Q2. Malindi Elmore, Stanford -- 4:44.44Q3. Katie Yemn, Colorado State -- 4:44.49Q4. Sara Gorton, Colorado -- 4:44.54q5. Jill Laurendeau, Georgetown -- 4:44.55q6. Roisin McGettigan, Providence -- 4:45.02q7. Lauren King, Notre Dame -- 4:45.098. Christin Wurth, Arkansas -- 4:51.43

Men's Mile Prelims Heat 11. John Jefferson, Indiana -- 4:06.26Q2. Hunter Spencer, Kentucky -- 4:06.27Q3. Eliud Njubi, TCU -- 4:06.90Q4. Scott McGowan, Montana State -- 4:06.915. Eric Garner, Washington -- 4:07.066. Brandon Strong, Arizona State -- 4:08.277. Daniel Wilson, Connecticut -- 4:08.418. Bashar Ibrahim, UTEP -- 4:12.02Heat 21. Donald Sage, Stanford -- 4:01.80Q2. Christian Goy, Illinois State -- 4:02.09Q3. David Kimani, Alabama -- 4:02.18Q4. Joel Atwater, Weber -- 4:02.43q5. Brendon Mahoney, Georgia Tech -- 4:02.50q6. Jeremy Tolman, Weber -- 4:02.66q7. Chris Mulvaney, Arkansas -- 4:02.69q8. Nathan Brannen, Michigan -- 4:03.53

Men's 5,000 Meter Finals 1. Alistair Gragg, Arkansas -- 13:49.802. Jorge Torres, Colorado -- 13:50.353. Dathan Ritzenhein, Colorado -- 13:50.514. Daniel Lincoln, Arkansas -- 13:57.715. Jason Sandford, Arkansas -- 14:00.656. Ryan Shay, Notre Dame -- 14:02.977. Tom McArdle, Dartmouth -- 14:03.298. Louis Luchini, Stanford -- 14:11.159. Peter Riley, Iona -- 14:11.5310. Joe Driscoll, Portland -- 14:13.9311. Chris Emme, Stanford -- 14:15.2012. Chris Powers, Indiana -- 14:18.0513. Adam Wallace, Wisconsin -- 14:19.0714. Jason Woolhouse, Oklahoma State -- 14:37.70

Women's Distance Medley Relay Finals 1. UCLA -- 10:58.192. North Carolina -- 10:59.763. Stanford (Maurica Carlucci, Christine Moschella, Lindsay Hyatt, Lauren Fleshman) -- 11:09.134. BYU -- 11:10.405. Arkansas -- 11:17.086. Rice -- 11:17.317. Georgetown -- 11:19.948. Florida -- 11.24.349. Colorado State -- 11:26.8510. Villanova -- 11:32.1311. Columbia -- 11:38.7412. West Virginia -- 11:59.22

Men's Distance Medley Relay Finals1. Villanova -- 9:31.002. Wisconsin -- 9:32.313. Alabama -- 9:32.974. Northern Iowa -- 9:33.145. Florida -- 9:34.106. Minnesota -- 9:35.007. Stanford (Donald Sage, Curtis Goehring, Mark Hassell, Grant Robison) -- 9:35.308. Texas -- 9:36.099. Wake Forest -- 9:36.7610. Eastern Michigan -- 9:39.5211. SMU -- 9:44.6012. Kentucky -- 9:48.47

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