Cardinal Hosts 2002 Stanford Invitational Saturday

Sept. 25, 2002

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD CROSS COUNTRY ACTION
Saturday, September 28
(see schedule of events below for individual race times)
Stanford Invitational (Stanford Golf Course - Stanford, CA)

THIS WEEK'S MEET INFORMATION
The top-ranked Stanford men and third-ranked Cardinal women cross country teams will host the 29th Annual Stanford Invitational this Saturday, September 28. The event is one of the largest cross country meets in the nation with 4099 participants entered in the meet. The event will be held at the Stanford Golf Course and features 20 high school and collegiate races. The starting line is near the second tee of the Stanford Golf Course with parking and a shuttle service to the starting line available at the corner of Stock Farm Drive and Campus Drive. Complete individual and team results of the 2002 Stanford Invitational will be available at gostanford.com approximately two hours after the end of the event. If you have questions about results, please contact Kyle McRae (650-725-2959/kyle.mcrae@stanford.edu). If you have questions about entries, please contact the cross country office (650-723-2736).The schedule of events is listed below.

2002 STANFORD INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
HIGH SCHOOL
9:45 am - J.V. Girls - 3000 Meters - Divisions 3, 4, 5
10:05 am - J.V. Boys - 3000 Meters - Divisions 3, 4, 5
10:25 am - Varsity Girls - 5000 Meters - Division 5
10:55 am - Varsity Boys - 5000 Meters - Division 5
11:20 am - Varsity Girls - 5000 Meters - Division 4
11:50 am - Varsity Boys - 5000 Meters - Division 4
12:15 pm - Varsity Girls - 5000 Meters - Division 3
12:45 pm - Varsity Boys - 5000 Meters - Division 3
1:10 pm - J.V. Girls - 3000 Meters - Divisions 1, 2
1:30 pm - J.V. Boys - 3000 Meters - Divisions 1, 2
1:50 pm - Varsity Girls - 5000 Meters - Division 2
2:15 pm - Varsity Boys - 5000 Meters - Division 2
2:40 pm - Varsity Girls - 5000 Meters - Division 1
3:05 pm - Varsity Boys - 5000 Meters - Division 1

COLLEGE
3:45 pm - Women - 5000 Meter Non-Scored Race
4:10 pm - Women - 4000 Meter Scored Race
4:30 pm - Men - 4000 Meter Scored Race
4:50 pm - Women - 6000 Meter Scored Race
5:15 pm - Men - 8000 Meter Scored Race
5:50 pm - Men - 8000 Meter Non-Scored Race

COLLEGIATE MEN'S TEAMS ENTERED
The following collegiate men's teams are scheduled to compete as of September 25, 2002 ...

Alliant InternationalBiola
California
Cal Poly
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal State Stanislaus
Chapman
Chico State
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Colorado College
Concordia
Fresno Pacific
Fresno State
Humboldt State
Irvine Valley College
Long Beach State
Montana
New Mexico
Pomona-Pitzer
Portland State
Purdue
Sacramento State
San Diego
San Francisco
San Francisco State
San Jose State
Santa Ana CC
Santa Clara
Simon Fraser
Southern Oregon
Stanford
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UCLA
UC Riverside
UC Santa Barbara

COLLEGIATE WOMEN'S TEAMS ENTERED
The following collegiate women's teams are scheduled to compete as of September 25, 2002 ...

Alliant International
Biola
British Columbia
California
Cal Poly
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal State Stanislaus
Chapman
Chico State
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Colorado College
Concordia
Duke
Fresno Pacific
Fresno State
Hawaii
Humboldt State
Irvine Valley College
Long Beach State
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Pacific
Pomona-Pitzer
Portland State
Purdue
Sacramento State
Saint Mary's
San Diego
San Diego State
San Francisco
San Francisco State
San Jose State
Santa Ana CC
Santa Clara
Simon Fraser
Sonoma State
Southern Methodist
Southern Oregon
Southern Utah
Stanford
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UCLA
UC Riverside
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
UNLV
USC
Wisconsin

2002 STANFORD INVITATIONAL COLLEGIATE PREVIEW
A talented, large and diverse field will converge on the Stanford Golf Course for the 2002 Stanford Invitational. Stanford is the nation's top-ranked men's team and third on the women's side in the latest national polls. The Cardinal men and women finished second and fifth at the NCAA Championships last year respectively.

Other teams expected to be near the top of the men's standings include Cal Poly, New Mexico and UC Santa Barbara. The Gauchos finished 11th regionally and 17th nationally last season, as well as third in the men's 8000 meter team competition at the 2001 Stanford Invitational. Cal Poly finished eighth in the West Region.

Individually, a group of Stanford student-athletes lead a list of runners capable of winning either the long or short course competition. Donald Sage and Grant Robison top the list after respectively winning the NCAA West Regional and Pac-10 individual titles last season. Sage finished seventh at the NCAA Championships, while Robison is the defending champion in the 4000 meters at the Stanford Invitational. Stanford's Louis Luchini and Ian Dobson, as well as New Mexico's Matt Gonzales are returning All-Americans also scheduled to compete.

Last year, Stanford swept the men's 8000 and 4000 meter Stanford Invitational titles. Utah State, UC Santa Barbara, Utah and UC Davis completed the top five in the 8000 meter event. Stanford scored a minimum number of 15 points for the 4000 meter race. UC Davis finished second, followed by California, Fresno Pacific and San Jose State.

On the women's side, No. 8 Duke brings one of the top freshmen classes in the nation into the meet and will join Stanford as the ranked teams in the event, while traditional powers Wisconsin and UC Santa Barbara will also look to challenge for the team title. Wisconsin finished third in the women's 4000 meter race at the 2001 Stanford Cross Country Invitational, while UC Santa Barbara was sixth in the 6000 meter competition.

Individually, Stanford's Lauren Fleshman is a candidate to compete for a title after finishing third at the NCAA Championships last year. Fleshman finished second at the NCAA West Regional and is the defending Pac-10 and Stanford Invitational champion. Stanford All-American Alicia Craig is the defending Stanford Invitational 4000 meter champion. UC Santa Barbara's Katie Appenrodt returns after a top 10 finish at the West Regional last year. Michelle Lilienthal (Wisconsin) and Emilie Mondor (Simon Fraser) are also expected to return after finishing seventh and ninth in the 4000 meter race at the 2001 Stanford Invitational.

Stanford won both the women's 6000 and 4000 meter races last season. Arkansas, 2001 NCAA champion Brigham Young, UC Irvine and Utah State completed the top five in the 6000 meter race. Brigham Young, Wisconsin, Hawaii and Simon Fraser followed the Cardinal in the 4000 meters.

A QUICK LOOK AT THE 2002 STANFORD MEN'S TEAM
The outlook is extremely bright for the top-ranked Stanford men's cross country team with four All-Americans returning from last year's squad that finished second at the NCAA Championships. Donald Sage heads the group of returning All-Americans after finishing seventh at the NCAA Championships last season and winning the NCAA West Regional. Grant Robison was also one of Stanford's top runners all of last season, winning the Pac-10 individual title and taking second at the NCAA West Regional. Stanford's other returning All-Americans are Louis Luchini and Ian Dobson. The Cardinal won its first meet of the 2002 season at the Cal State Fullerton Season Opener with Adam Tenforde taking his first individual title in 24:44.40 (8000 meters). None of Stanford's returning All-Americans competed in the meet.

A QUICK LOOK AT THE 2002 STANFORD WOMEN'S TEAM
The third-ranked Stanford women's cross country team returns three All-Americans in Lauren Fleshman, Alicia Craig and Erin Sullivan from a team that finished fifth at the NCAA Championships a year ago. Fleshman is a three-time All-American and a legitimate contender for the national title after finishing third at the 2001 NCAA Championships, while Craig placed 28th to earn All-American honors in her first season. Sullivan was an All-American as a freshman in 1999. Craig and Sara Bei shared the individual title in 17:01.70 (5000 meters) at the Cal State Fullerton Season Opener to lead the Cardinal to victory in its first meet of 2002.

2002 MONDO MEN'S NCAA DIVISION I CROSS COUNTRY RANKINGS #3
(RELEASED SEPTEMBER 24, 2002)
1. Stanford, 2. Arkansas, 3. Colorado, 4. Wisconsin, 5. Northern Arizona, 6. Villanova, 7. North Carolina State, 8. Georgetown, 9. Oregon, 10. Providence, 11. Brigham Young, 12. Eastern Michigan, 13. Weber State, 14. Arizona State, 15. Michigan State, 16. Dartmouth, 17. Colorado State, 18. Duke, 19. William & Mary, 20. Indiana, 21. Iona, 22. Notre Dame, 23. Michigan, 24. Alabama, 25. Butler, 26. Washington, 27. Oklahoma State, 28. Minnesota, 29. Portland, 30. New Mexico

2002 FINISHLYNX WOMEN'S NCAA DIVISION I CROSS COUNTRY RANKINGS #3
(RELEASED SEPTEMBER 24, 2002)
1. Brigham Young, 2. Georgetown, 3. Stanford, 4. Colorado, 5. Notre Dame, 6. North Carolina State, 7. Arkansas, 8. Duke, 9. Michigan State, 10. Boston College, 11. Northern Arizona, 12. UCLA, 13. Providence, 14. Marquette, 15. William & Mary, 16. Villanova, 17. Colorado State, 18. Wisconsin, 19. Arizona State, 20. Penn State, 21. Cornell, 22. Wake Forest, 23. Southwest Missouri State, 24. Yale, 25. Michigan, 26. Virginia, 27. Arizona, 28. Minnesota, 29. Toledo, 30. Weber State

STANFORD CROSS COUNTRY HISTORY
The Stanford cross country men's and women's teams have been among the most successful in NCAA history. The men have placed fifth or higher at the NCAA Championships for seven consecutive years and won NCAA titles in 1996 and 1997. The women have been in the nation's top five for six consecutive years and won an NCAA championship in 1996. The men have also won the NCAA West Regional for six straight years and the Pac-10 Championships in five of the last six seasons. The women have won six straight Pac-10 titles and five of the last six West Regional crowns.

2002 RACE RECAPS
CAL STATE FULLERTON SEASON OPENER (AUGUST 31)
Stanford swept the men's and women's team and individual titles at the Cal State Fullerton Season Opener. The Cardinal men scored 17 points and Adam Tenforde won his first collegiate event in 24:44.40 (8000 meters). Jesse Thomas (24:47.20) and Neil Davis (24:52.60) finished second and third. Isaac Hawkins (6th, 25:17.60) and Andrew Hill (7th, 25:18.50) also had top 10 finishes. Stanford's women scored 19 points with Alicia Craig and Sara Bei sharing the 5000 meter title in 17:01.70. Malindi Elmore (3rd, 17:30.20), Jeane Goff (4th, 17:32.00) and Anita Siraki (9th, 17:58.10) also placed in the top 10.

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