No. 1 Stanford Men And No. 2 Women Dominate Pac-10 Championships
Nov. 2, 2002
Pasadena, Calif. - The top-ranked Stanford men and second-ranked women dominated the Pac-10 Championships on Saturday at the Brookside Golf Course. The men have now won the Pac-10 title for six of the last seven years, while the women have won seven straight and nine of the last 10 conference titles. The Cardinal also had both individual Pac-10 winners. Grant Robison defended his conference title by covering the 8000 meter course in 23:27, while Sara Bei won for the fourth time this season with a time of 19:48 in the women's 6000 meter race.
'The men's and women's teams were both dominant today,' said Stanford director of track and field/cross country Vin Lananna. 'They are good athletes that did a good job in executing a plan that set us up to win. I was thrilled with our performance, and it was a great day for the Cardinal.'
The Stanford men cruised to a victory with just 19 points, finishing well ahead of second-place Oregon (51 points). Stanford runners took seven of the top nine spots, including the top three. Ian Dobson finished three seconds behind Robison in second-place with a time of 23:30, while Donald Sage (23:36) finished third. Adam Tenforde (6th, 23:51) and Neil Davis (7th, 23:58) finished the Cardinal scoring, while Ryan Hall (8th, 24:00) and Peter Meindel (9th, 24:00) had top 10 finishes. Justin Romaniuk (11th, 24:08), Robert Smitson (15th, 24:24) and Andrew Hill (32nd, 25:07) also competed for the Cardinal.
The Stanford women picked up 23 points and finished comfortably ahead of second-place Arizona State (59 points). Lauren Fleshman (19:50) raced Bei to the finish and placed second, two seconds behind her teammate. Alicia Craig (4th, 20:10) and Malindi Elmore (5th) also had top five finishes, while Erin Sullivan (11th, 21:14) completed Stanford's scoring. Jeane Goff (18th, 21:24), Katie Hotchkiss (26th, 21:31), Anita Siraki (33rd, 22:04), Kristin Cohoon (49th, 22:41) and Yfa Kretzschar (64th, 23:29) also competed for the Cardinal.
Five additional members of the Stanford men's team also competed in a combined men's (8000 meters) and women's (6000 meters) open race won by Carmen Martinez (20:43) of Track West. Evan Fox was Stanford's top finisher, placing 28th overall with a time of 24:54. Fox was followed by Sean Knapp (33rd, 25:11), Philip West (35th, 25:26), David Stillman (40th, 25:45) and Steve Loughlin (52nd, 26:31).
The Stanford men's and women's teams will next be in action when the teams host the NCAA West Regional at Stanford on November 16.
TEAM RESULTS, INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS AND ALL STANFORD RUNNERS
WOMEN'S 6000 METERS
Complete 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. California 208; 9. Arizona 242.
Individual Champion - 1. Sara Bei (Stanford) 19:48.
Other Stanford Runners - 2. Lauren Fleshman 19:50; 4. Alicia Craig 20:10; 5. Malindi Elmore 20:25; 11. Erin Sullivan 21:14; 18. Jeane Goff 21:24; 26. Katie Hotchkiss 21:31; 33. Anita Siraki 22:04; 49. Kristin Cohoon 22:41; 64. Yfa Kretzschmar 23:29.
MEN'S 8000 METERS
Complete 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.
Individual Champion - 1. Grant Robison (Stanford) 23:27.
Other Stanford Runners - 2. Ian Dobson 23:30; 3. Donald Sage 23:36; 6. Adam Tenforde 23:51; 7. Neil Davis 23:58; 8. Ryan Hall 24:00; 9. Peter Meindl 24:00; 11. Justin Romaniuk 24:08; 15. Robert Smitson 24:24; 32. Andrew Hill 25:07.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S OPEN RACE (MEN - 8000 METERS; WOMEN - 6000 METERS)
Complete Team Results - None.
Individual Champion - 1. Carmen Martinez (Track West) 20:43.
Stanford Men's Runners - 28. Evan Fox 24:54; 33. Sean Knapp 25:11; 35. Philip West 25:26; 40. David Stillman 25:45; 52. Steve Loughlin 26:31.