Cal Men Win USF Invitational, Bear Women Finish Fourth

Sept. 14, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO - The California men's cross country team won the San Francisco Invitational with 46 points Saturday morning at Golden Gate Park's Lindley Meadows. The Golden Bear women placed fourth with 107 points.

The Bear men were able to grab top honors behind the one-two finish of senior Marty Conrad (21:11) and freshman Giliat Ghebray (21:15) on the four-mile course. Conrad also won the Berkeley Firetrail Challenge last Saturday. Sacramento State took second in the team competition with 50 points with Cuco Chavez clocking the third-fastest time (21:20). Santa Clara and San Jose State tied for third with 64 points.

Also in the Top 20 for the Bears were Craig Lee (11th, 21:50), sophomore Jeff Squires (13th, 21:55) and sophomore Dan Spence (19th, 22:05).

On the women's side, Sacramento State finished first with 38 points, ahead of San Jose State (47) and San Francisco (90). Saint Mary's Allegra Porter won the 2.7-mile race in 16:17, followed by Sacramento State's Melissa Madeson (16:37) and USF's Anna Bretan (16:57).

Freshman Mary Faia led the way for Cal with a 10th-place showing (17:46). Freshman Stephanie Byrne (14th, 17:51) and senior Lache Bailey (16th, 17:57) also placed in the Top 20.

Next up for Cal is the Aggie Invitational Sept. 21 in Davis.

Men's Team Scores:
1. Cal 46, 2. Sacramento State 50, 3t. Santa Clara 64, 3t. San Jose State 64, 5. USF 129, 6. Saint Mary's 177, 7. Cal State Hayward 245, 8. Menlo College 287, 9. San Francisco State inc.

Women's Team Scores:
1. Sacramento State 38, 2. San Jose State 47, 3. USF 90, 4. Cal 107, 5. San Francisco State 123, 6. Saint Mary's 137, 7. Menlo College 318, 8. Holy Names College 320, 9. Cal State Hayward Inc.

Cal Men's Individual Results:
1. Martin Conrad 21:11, 2. Giliat Ghebray 21:15, 11. Craig Lee 21:30, 13. Jeff Squires 21:55, 19. Dan Spence 22:05,

Cal Women's Individual Results:
10. Mary Faia 17:46, 14. Stephanie Byrne 17:51, 16. Lache Bailey 17:57, 26. Chloe Jarvis 18:26, 41. Leah Atwood 19:15, 49. Eva Shu 19:59, 54. Nicole Smith 20:28.

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