Cardinal Men & Women Dominate Competition at Bronco Invitational

Aug. 30, 2003

Belmont, Ca - Redshirt freshman Jonathan Pierce posted the third-fastest 8,000 meter performance on the Crystal Springs course as the defending NCAA champion Stanford men's cross country team dominated the field at the Bronco Invitational on Saturday.

Pierce, from Ogdensburg, New York, ran the distance in 24:51.3. Stanford took each of the top five individual collegiate places in the race to win the team title with just 15 total points. Cal Poly finished second with 45 points in the eight-team field. Brett Gotcher (24:51.6) and Jacob Gomez (25:51.8) finished less than a second behind Pierce.

The Cardinal women also turned in an impressive season-opening performance with a first place finish. Cardinal runners took five of the top seven individual collegiate places overall to record 17 points, 37 ahead of runnerup Santa Clara in the ten-team field.

Sara Bei led all runners with a time of 18:03.02, the fourth-fastest time for a woman on the 5,000 meter Crystal Springs Course. Bei paced fellow Cardinal runners Katy Trotter (18:03.04) and Jeane Goff (18:03.6), who finished less than half a second behind. Freshman Amanda Trotter finished fourth (18:06.2) while Anita Siraki placed seventh (18:35.8).

The Cardinal will host the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 27) at the Stanford Golf Course.

Men's Team Results (8 teams)
Crystal Springs Course (8,000 meters)

1. Stanford 15 points
2. Cal Poly 45
3. Gonzaga 87

Men's Individual Results (67 runners)
1. Jonathan Pierce, Stanford 24:51.3
2. Brett Gotcher, Stanford 24:51.6
3. Jacob Gomez, Stanford 24:51.8
4. David Vidal, Stanford 24:58.6
5. Adam Tenforde, Stanford 25:02.3
8. Sean Knapp, Stanford 25:35.0
11. Steven Dewitt, Stanford 25:40.5
13. Justin Romaniuk, Stanford 25:57.6
15. Isaac Hawkins, Stanford 26:03.7
16. Andrew Hill, Stanford 26:04.3
18. Russ Martin, Stanford 26:15.0
19. Philip West, Stanford 26:18.9
29. Sean Drake, Stanford 27:55.6

Women's Team Results (10 teams)
Crystal Springs Course (5,000 meters)

1. Stanford 17 points
2. Santa Clara 54
3. Cal Poly 84

Women's Individual Results (76 runners)
1. Sara Bei, Stanford 18:03.2
2. Katy Trotter, Stanford 18:03.4
3. Jeane Goff, Stanford 18:03.6
4. Amanda Trotter, Stanford 18:06.2
7. Anita Siraki, Stanford 18:35.8
14. Kristin Cohoon, Stanford 19:09.1
16. Ceila Smalls, Stanford 19:20.8
24. Leah Sawyer, Stanford 19:46.9
27. Yfa Kretzschmar, Stanford 19:49.5
40. Carolyn Penner, Stanford 20:14.4

For complete results, go to www.santaclarabroncos.com.

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