Stanford Women Contend For NCAA Indoor Title

March 9, 2005

Stanford, Ca - Twelve Stanford individuals and three relay teams will comprise the Stanford men's and women's teams when they compete at the 2005 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday-Saturday (March 11-12) at the University of Arkansas' Randall Tyson Indoor Track Complex.

The Cardinal women will send a team that could contend for the NCAA title.

Last year, the Stanford women placed seventh with 30 points for their third consecutive Top-10 finish. Three runnerup finishes led the Cardinal attack. Alicia Craig finished second in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:45.08, the second fastest time ever at Stanford. The Cardinal distance medley relay team of Katy Trotter, Chinny Offor, Ashley Freeman and Sara Bei finished second with a time of 11:07.15, the fourth fastest time in Stanford history. Bei placed second in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:05.02.

Every Stanford woman who competed at the NCAA's last year earned All-America honors.

Last year, the Cardinal men had three participants. Ian Dobson finished second in the 5,000 meters with a school record time of 13:40.91. The next day, Dobson finished fifth in the 3,000 meters to earn his second All-America award of the meet.

Stanford Qualifiers at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Sara Bei, Senior/Junior (ath), 3,000 Meters, Santa Rosa, Ca
One of the top distance runners in the United States ... Ran an NCAA indoor qualifying time of 9:13.86 in winning the 3,000 meters at the MPSF Championship (2/26/05) ... Her time this year is third-best in the field of 15 at the NCAA Indoors ... Just ahead of Sara is Marina Muncan of Villanova (9:07.64) and Adriana Pirtea of UTEP (9:11.86) ... Has a career-best time of 9:05.02 (third-best in school history) set last year in finishing second at the NCAA Championship ... A four-time All-American ... Also last year at the NCAA's, ran the mile on the distance medley relay that finished second ... Human Biology major.

Alicia Craig, Senior/Junior (ath), 5,000 Meters, Gillette, Wy
One of the premier distance runners in the United States ... A nine-time All-American in indoor and outdoor track ... The two-time NCAA outdoor champion in the 10,000 meters ... At the Husky Classic (2/12/05), qualified for the NCAA's with a time of 15:54.72 in the 5,000 meters ... Her time is third-best in the field of 16 ... Just ahead are Maureen McCandless of Pittsburgh (15:48.10) and Caroline Biernaum of Columbia (15:52.17) ... The 2004 NCAA indoor runnerup in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:45.08, the second-best performance in Stanford history ... A two-time indoor All-American in the 5,000 meters (2003, 2004) and in the 3,000 meters (2003) ... Sociology major.

Janice Davis, Sophomore, 60 Meters, Natchez, Ms
One of the top, young collegiate sprinters in the United States ... Ran a school record 7.31 in the 60 meters to win the MPSF Championship in Seattle ... Currently ranked tenth in the field of 17 at the NCAA Indoors ... Ran the second leg on the school record holding 1,600 meter relay team (3:34.92) ... Also won the 200 meters at the conference championship ... Set the school record in the 200 meters (23.70) at the Arkansas Tyson Invitational (2/12/05) ... Undeclared major.

Ian Dobson, Senior, 5,000 Meters, Klamath Falls, Or
Qualified for the NCAA Championship in the 5,000 meters with a first place time of 13:45.54 at the MPSF Championship (2/25/05) ... Dobson's time is sixth-best in a field of 15 at this year's NCAA Indoors ... Dobson's career best is a school record 13:40.91 set last year ... Last year, finished second in the 5,000 meters and fifth in the 3,000 meters at the NCAA Indoors to earn All-American honors in both events ... An eight-time All-American in indoor and outdoor track ... Political Science major.

Evan Fox, Senior, Mile La Mesa, Ca
Will compete in the mile after qualifying for the NCAA's with a time of 4:00.67 at the Washington Last Chance Qualifier (3/5/05) ... That time was seventh-best in school history ... In 2003, ran the 800 meters on the distance medley relay team that finished second at the NCAA Indoors to gain All-America honors ... Earth Systems major.

Ashley Freeman, Sophomore, 800 Meters, Hawthorne, Ca
An NCAA indoor qualifier in the 800 meters ... Gained entry into the NCAA's with a time of 2:07.21 at the Washington Last Chance Qualifier (3/5/05) ... Finished second in the 800 meters at the MPSF Championship (2/26/05) ... An All-American last year as a member of the distance medley relay team that finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championship ... Ran the anchor leg on Stanford's winning 1,600 meter relay team at the MPSF Championship ... Undeclared major.

Ryan Hall, Senior/Junior (ath), 3,000 Meters, Big Bear Lake, Ca
Will compete in the 3,000 meters ... Ran a season-best 7:56.44 to finish second in the 3,000 meters at the MPSF Championship (2/26/05) ... His time in the 3,000 meters is tenth-best in school history ... A three-time All-American in cross country ... Sociology major.

Lauren Jespersen, Sophomore, Mile Klamath Falls, Or
A time of 4:00.99 (eighth-best in school history) in the mile has earned Lauren a spot in the field of 15 at the NCAA Indoors ... Ran the anchor leg on the distance medley relay that finished second at the MPSF Championship (2/25/05) ... Undeclared major.

Arianna Lambie, Sophomore/Freshman (ath), Mile Harvard, Ma
One of the top, young distance runners in the United States ... Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championship with a winning time of 4:39.01 in the mile at the MPSF Championship (2/26/05) ... Her time is third best in the field of 16 at the NCAA Indoors ... Lindsey Gall of Michigan is first in the nation at 4:37.97 and Shannon Rowbury of Duke is second at 4:38.06 ... Ran the leadoff leg this year on the school record holding distance medley relay team (11:07.81) at the New York Armory Invitational (2/5/05) ... Undeclared major.

Erica McLain, Freshman, Triple Jump/Long Jump, Plano, Tx
Has made an immediate impact on the national scene in the triple jump ... Voted by the MPSF head indoor track and dfield coaches as the 2005 Conference Female Athlete of the Year ... Won both the long jump and triple jump at the league championship ... Helped lead Stanford to a third straight league championship ... Set an American Junior indoor record and outdoor record with a mark of 45-7 1/4 (13.90m) at the conference championship ... Her mark ties her for #6 all-time in U.S. history indoors ... Her triple jump effort at the MPSF Championship also is the best by an American in the United States this year ... That effort would also have won the U.S. Indoor Championship held the same weekend as the MPSF Championship ... Ranked 12th in the nation in the long jump with an effort of 20-7 (6.27m) ... Undeclared major.

Anita Siraki, Senior/Junior (ath), 3,000 meters/5,000 meters, Glendale, Ca
A time of 9:17.68 in the 3,000 meters and a time of 16:07.18 in the 5,000 meters (16:07.18) has earned Anita a berth in the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Her time in the 3,000 meters is seventh in a field of 15 ... Finished fourth in the 3,000 meters at the MPSF Championship (2/26/05) ... Her time in the 5,000 meters tenth in a field of 16 ... Spanish major.

Katy Trotter, Sophomore, Mile/3,000 Meters, Little Silver, NJ
An NCAA indoor qualifier in the mile (4:42.11) at the New York Armory Invitational (2/5/05) and 3,000 meters with a time of 9:20.56 at the Washington Invitational ... Ran the leadoff leg on the league championship distance medley relay team ... Finished second in the 3,000 meters at the MPSF Championship (2/26/05) ... Undeclared major.

Men's Distance Medley Relay
Ranks third in the NCAA Indoor field of ten with a time of 9:33.49 (fifth-best in school history) which was accomplished at the Arkansas Tyson Invitational (2/11/05) ... This team is composed of Russell Brown, Nick Sebes, Michael Garcia and Joaquin Chapa ... Curtis Goehring is listed as an alternate ... Just ranked of Stanford at the NCAA Indoors is Michigan (9:28.12) and Arkansas (9:29.25).

Women's Distance Medley Relay
Set the school record with a time of 11:07.81 at the New York Armory Invitational (2/5/05) ... The team consisted of Arianna Lambie, Christine Moschella, Ashley Freeman and Katy Trotter ... Stanford's time is fourth-best in the field of eleven ... The field leader is Villanova at 11:05.23 ... Stanford finished first at the MPSF Championship (2/25/05) ... Chinny Offor, Lauren Centrowitz and Nashonme Johnson are listed as alternates.

Women's 1,600 Meter Relay
A school record time of 3:34.92 at the Arkansas Tyson Invitational (2/11/05) has earned Stanford in the NCAA Indoor Championship ... The team consisted of Christine Moschella, Janice Davis, Ashley Freeman and Ashley Purnell ... Stanford is ranked tenth in this highly competitive field ... Stanford finished first at the MPSF Championship (2/26/05) with the team of Chinny Offor, Christine Moschella, Nashonme Johnson and Ashley Freeman.

Complete results will be available at www.hogwired.com or www.ladybacks.com

Stanford's Schedule at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships (March 11-12)
Friday, March 11, 2005
4:00 p.m. - Erica McLain in long jump prelims and finals
4:30 p.m. - Ashley Freeman in the 800 meter prelims
6:15 p.m. - Janice Davis in the 60 meter prelims
6:45 p.m. - Arianna Lambie and Katy Trotter in the one mile prelims
7:05 p.m. - Evan Fox and Lauren Jespersen in one mile prelims
7:50 p.m. - Alicia Craig and Anita Siraki in 5,000 meter final
8:30 p.m. - Ian Dobson in the 5,000 meter final
9:10 p.m. - distance medley relay women's final
9:30 p.m. - distance medley relay men's final

Saturday, March 12, 2005
4:10 p.m. - Erica McLain in the triple jump prelims and finals
6:15 p.m. - one mile women's final
6:25 p.m. - one mile men's final
6:35 p.m. - 80 meter women's final
7:15 p.m. - 60 meter women's final
7:35 p.m. - Sara Bei, Anita Siraki, Katy Trotter in the women's 3,000 meter final
7:50 p.m. - Ryan Hall in 3,000 meter final
8:05 p.m. - 1,600 meter relay women's final

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