Cal Men Place 12th at NCAA West Regional

Nov. 13, 2004

FRESNO, Calif. - The California men's cross country team placed 12th with 312 points at the NCAA West Regional Saturday at the Woodward Park Course.

Senior Girmay Guangul led the Golden Bears by finishing 30th on the 10K course in a time of 31:20. Cal juniors Giliat Ghebray and Kevin Davis took 52nd (31:50) and 53rd (31:52), respectively. Also scoring for Cal were freshman Chris Chavez (90th, 33:00) and senior Ozzie Pina (103rd, 33:30). Sophomore John Eves crossed in 104th (33:33).

Junior Maja Ruznic and senior Lindsey Maclise represented the Cal women at the regional and posted solid showings in a field of almost 200 runners on the 6K course. Ruznic finished in 60th (22:09), and Maclise wasn't far behind in 66th (22:16).

Stanford swept the men's and women's regional titles. The Cardinal men posted 49 points behind a first-place finish from Ryan Hall (30:07), while Arizona State was the runner-up with 68 points. The Cardinal women tallied 29 points behind Alicia Craig's individual crown (20:03), and the Sun Devils took second with 45 points.

This likely marked the final collegiate cross country race for Cal's Guangul, Pina and Maclise. Chloe Jarvis also has exhausted her final season of cross country eligibility on the Bears' women's team.

NCAA West RegionalWoodward Park Course

Men's Team Results (21 teams): 1. Stanford 49, 2. ASU 68, 3. Cal Poly 86, 4. UCLA 114, 5. Portland 140, 6. Oregon 196, 7. Washington 209, 8. Arizona 213, 9. WSU 253, 10. UC Santa Barbara 263, 11. UC Irvine 299, 12. California 312, 13. Cal State Fullerton 347, 14. Eastern Washington 368, 15. Long Beach State 412, 16. UC Riverside 478, 17. Gonzaga 482, 18. Sacramento State 555, 19. Santa Clara 577, 20. LMU 584, 21. Cal State Northridge 584.

Cal Men's Individual 10K Results (151 runners): 30. Girmay Guangul 31:20, 52. Giliat Ghebray 31:50, 53. Kevin Davis 31:52, 90. Chris Chavez 33:00, 103. Ozzie Pina 33:30, 104. John Eves 33:33.

Cal Women's Individual 6K Results (199 runners): 60. Maja Ruznic 22:09, 66. Lindsey Maclise 22:16.

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