Stanford Races To Double Victories At Pacific-10 Championships

Oct. 30, 2004

San Francisco, CA - For the ninth straight season, the Stanford women's cross ocuntry team has captured the Pacific-10 title. For the fifth straight season, the Cardinal men's team has earned the league title.

On a perfect day for running at Golden Gate Park, both the Cardinal women's and men's team ran to convincing victories at the 2004 Pacific-10 Cross Country Championships. Paced by second and third place finishes by Alicia Craig and Anita Siraki, Stanford, ranked #1 in the nation, tallied 30 points compared to 47 for runnerup Arizona State. ASU's Amy Hastings won the individual title with a time of 20:19 over 6,000 meters. Craig ran 20:26 while Siraki was timed in 20:46. Amanda Trotter finished sixth (21:08) while her twin sister, Amanda Trotter, placed eighth (21:12).

'We wanted to come in and defend the Pac-10 championship with confidence,' said Cardinal women's head coach Dena Evans. 'I think we did that. One of the things I enjoy about our team is that there are a number of runners that can step up. Our order isn't always the same.'

The Stanford men, the two-time defending NCAA champions and ranked second in the nation this year, collected 37 points compared to runnerup Arizona State with 64. Three Cardinal runners finished in the Top 10 led by Ryan Hall who battled Arizona's Robert Cheseret to the finish line. Cheseret edged Hall at the end, but both runners were timed in 23:48 over 8,000 meters. Jacob Gomez was fourth (24:28) while David Vidal placed eighth (24:39).

'Obviously, it's great to win,' said Cardinal men's head coach Andrew Gerard. 'That was our goal from the beginning, to win the title. That starts our championship season. Hopefully that keeps the ball rolling.'

Stanford will now compete at the NCAA West Regionals at Fresno on Nov. 13 and then the NCAA's on Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, In.

Complete results available at www.calbears.com

Men's Results
Team Results (38 teams)

1. Stanford 37; 2. Arizona State 64; 3. Oregon 105; 4. Washington 116; 5. UCLA 118; 6. Arizona 138; 7. Washington 140; 8. California 199
Individual Results (8,000 meters, 72 runners)
1. Robert Cheseret (Arizona) 23:48; 2. Ryan Hall (Stanford) 23:48; 3. Aaron Aguayo (Arizona State) 24:12; 4. Jacob Gomez (Stanford) 24:28; 5. Jon Rankin (UCLA) 24:31; 6. Mark Mandi (Washington) 24:34; 7. David Vidal (Stanford) 24:39; 8. Ryan Andrus (Oregon) 24:41; 9. Danny Wolf (WSU) 24:43; 10. Velibor Radejovic (Arizona State) 24:43; 11. Brett Gotcher (Stanford) 24:44; 12. Eric Logsdon (Oregon) 24:45; 13. Peter Meindl (Stanford) 24:45; 14. Ryan Warrenburg (Arizona State) 24:46; 15. Travis Boyd (Washington) 24:51
Other Stanford Runners: 16. Jonathan Pierce 24:55; 24. Chris Emme 25:09; 26. Forrest Tahdooahnippah 25:16; 44. Robert Smitson 25:52; 45. Lauren Jespersen 25:57

Women's Results
Team Results (10 teams)

1. Stanford 30; 2. Arizona State 47; 3. Washington 100; 4. UCLA 102; 5. Washington State 171; 6. Arizona 180; 7. Oregon 182; 8. USC 233; 9. California 237; 10. Oregon State 238
Individual Results (6,000 meters, 92 runners)
1. Amy Hastings (Arizona State) 20:19; 2. Alicia Craig (Stanford) 20:26; 3. Anita Siraki (Stanford) 20:46; 4. Laura Harmon (Oregon) 20:56; 5. Desiree Davila (Arizona State) 21:00; 6. Amanda Trotter (Stanford) 21:08; 7. Dallon Williams (Washington) 21:10; 8. Katy Trotter (Stanford) 21:12; 9. Victoria Jackson (Arizona State) 21:14; 10. Iryna Vashchuk (USC) 21:17; 11. Teresa McWalters (Stanford) 21:22; 12. Jeane Goff (Stanford) 21:23; 13. Anna Masinelli (Arizona State) 21:24; 14. Lauren Centrowitz (Stanford) 21:24; 15. Alison Costello (UCLA) 21:30
Other Stanford Runners: 17. Julie Allen 21:37; 38. Lindsay Allen 22:19

Men's Open (8,000 meters, 25 runners)
7. Russell Brown (Stanford) 25:48; 8. Steven DeWitt (Stanford) 25:51; 10. Justin Romaniuk (Stanford) 26:00; 11. Sean Drake (Stanford) 26:01; 16. Kevin Bickham (Stanford) 26:31; 20. Michael Garcia (Stanford) 27:29; 24. Ryan Bickerstaff (Stanford) 28:36. Note: Carlos Carballo, running unattached, won the race with a time of 25:04.

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