Cal Women First, Men Third at Stanford Invitational

Sept. 27, 2003

STANFORD, Calif. - The California women's cross country team won the Stanford Invitational 4000m team title over the host Cardinal by four points Saturday afternoon at the Stanford Golf Course. The Golden Bears posted a team score of 32 points, while Stanford totaled 36.

Sophomore Bridget Duffy led Cal with a fifth-place finish (14:29). Overall, six of the Bears' runners placed in the Top 15. Freshman Christy Borak took sixth (14:35), junior Abby Parker was seventh (14:55), junior Lindsey Maclise was 10th (15:01), redshirt sophomore Maja Ruznic was 11th (15:05) and freshman Samantha Jones crossed in 15th (15:11).

Stanford's Sara Bei won the race with a time of 13:42, followed by two of her teammates, Ari Lambi (13:42) and Amanda Trotter (14:20).

On the men's side, the Cardinal swept the first five spots and seven of the first nine positions, on its way to a 15-49 victory over second-place UCLA on the 4000m short course. Cal finished third with 81 points. Stanford's Ryan Hall won the race in 11:40.

Sophomore Giliat Ghebray was the Bears' top finisher in 11th (12:23), followed by sophomore Kevin Davis (18th, 12:30) and freshman David Torrence (19th, 12:30).

Up next for Cal is the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday, Oct. 3.

Stanford Invitational

Women's 4000m Team Scores (11 teams): 1. Cal 32, 2. Stanford 36, 3. Univ. of Victoria 74, 4. Nevada 100, 5. Wisconsin 158.

Men's 4000m Team Scores (9 teams): 1. Stanford 15, 2. UCLA 49, 3, California 81, 4. UC Riverside 126, 5. Chico State 139, etc.

Cal Women's 4000m Individual Results: 5. Bridget Duffy 14:29, 6. Christy Borak 14:35, 7. Abby Parker 14:55, 10. Lindsey Maclise 15:01, 11. Maja Ruznic 15:04, 15. Samantha Jones 15:11, 34. Eva Markiewicz 15:48, 37. Pippa Macdonald 15:59.

Cal Women's Non-Scoring 5000m Results: 12. Elizabeth Mayeda 20:14, 31. Lisa Sandoval 22:05, 40. Lauren Barbieri 22:55, 41. Natalie Davila 23:29.

Cal Men's 400m Individual Results: 11. Giliat Ghebray 12:23, 18. Kevin Davis 12:30, 19. David Torrence 12:30, 21. Eric Roberts 12:32, 28, Jonathan Balzer 12:45, 35. Tom Allen 12:56, 39. Ozzie Pina 13:02. 56. Abadir Barre 13:29, 59 Trevor Uyemura 13:36.

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