Cal Men 8th, Women 14th at Stanford Invitational

Sept. 29, 2002

STANFORD - The California men's cross country team finished eighth among the 30 teams with 249 points at the Stanford Invitational Saturday afternoon at the Stanford Golf Course. The Cal women placed 14th among the 33 teams with 412 points.

New Mexico won the men's competition with 61 points, followed by Cal Poly with 66 and Stanford with 84. Stanford won the women's title with 50 points, holding off Duke (74) and UCLA (85).

Ian Dobson, who ran unattached, won the men's 8000m race in 23:27, while Stanford's Sarah Bei claimed top honors in the women's 6000m (20:02).

Junior Carlos Carballo led the way for the Cal men, finishing 20th in 24:22. Senior Martin Conrad was the Bears' next fastest runner, taking 53rd in 24:59.

Other Cal finishers among the 230 athlete field included freshman Kevin Davis in 71st (25:16), junior Jon Balzer in 85th (25:33), senior John Burke in 97th (25:45), freshman Eric Roberts in 103rd (25:51), freshman Giliat Ghebray in 113th (26:04) and senior Craig Lee in 119th (26:10).

Freshman Bridget Duffy led the way for the Cal women, grabbing 42nd in 22:22. Sophomore Lindsey Maclise had the Bears next best result, finishing 70th in 22:49.

Rounding out the Bears' finishers among the 234 runners were sophomore Abby Parker in 86th (23:02), redshirt freshman Maja Ruznic in 104th (23:15), freshman Sophia Marquez in 144th (23:54), senior Lache Bailey in 161st (24:20) and sophomore Katie White in 179th (24:46).

Cal also had several runners competing in the men's 4000m. Sophomore Jeff Squires was 25th in 13:14, Dan Spence posted a 33rd-place showing (13:33) and freshman Justin Laue was 42nd (13:54).

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