Cal Men Sixth, Women Eighth at Pac-10 Championships

Nov. 2, 2002

PASADENA, Calif. - The California men's and women's cross country teams showed huge improvements over a year ago Saturday morning at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships at the Brookside Golf Course. The Golden Bear men finished sixth with 165 points and were only one point shy of tying Washington for fifth. Meanwhile, the Cal women placed eighth with 208 points and were only 11 points behind sixth-place Washington State (197).

At the 2001 Pac-10 meet, the Bears finished eighth (men) and ninth (women) in team scoring.

Stanford swept the men's and women's team competition with 19 and 23 points, respectively. On the men's side, Oregon grabbed second with 51 points, and the Arizona State women took second with 59 points.

Senior Martin Conrad led the Cal men for the third time in 2002 with a 22nd-place showing in 24:44 on the 8000m course. Last season, Conrad finished 44th (26:34.4). Junior Carlos Carballo was Cal's next fastest runner in 30th (25:04).

The Cardinal swept the top three spots in the men's competition with Grant Robinson winning the race in 23:27.

Freshman Bridget Duffy paced the Cal women for the fourth time this season by placing 35th in 22:08 on the 6000m course. Sophomore Abby Parker wasn't far behind in 38th (22:19).

Stanford's Sara Bei edged her teammate, Lauren Fleshman, for first place, clocking in at 19:48. Fleshman crossed the finish line in 19:50.

Next up for the Bears is the NCAA West Regional, Saturday, Nov. 16 at Stanford.

2002 Pac-10 ChampionshipsBrookside Golf Course

Men's Team Results:
1. Stanford 19, 2. Oregon 51, 3. Arizona State 85, 4. Washington 114, 5. Washington State 165, 6. California 166, 7. Arizona 176, 8. UCLA 183.

Women's Team Results:
1. Stanford 23, 2. Arizona State 59, 3. Washington 79, 4. UCLA 86, 5. Oregon 134, 6. Washington State, 197, 7. USC 202, 8. Cal 208, 9. Arizona 242.

Cal Men's Individual Results:
22. Martin Conrad 24:44, 30. Carlos Carballo 25:04, 35. Kevin Davis 25:11, 43. Jon Balzer 25:20, 54. Giliat Ghebray 25:44, 58., Eric Roberts 26:13, 62. Abadir Barre 26:28, 65. Craig Lee 26:48, 69. John Burke 27:48.

Cal Women's Individual Results:
35. Bridget Duffy 22:08, 38. Abby Parker 22:19, 45. Maja Ruznic 22:36, 60. Lindsey Maclise 23:17, 63. Sophia Marquez 23:28, 70. Katie White 24:04, 72. Lache Bailey 24:15.

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