Cal Men, Women Win Aggie Open

Sept. 10, 2005

DAVIS, Calif. - Senior Giliat Ghebray led a sweep of the top three spots on the men's side and junior Bridget Duffy took second overall on the women's side as the Golden Bears won both team titles at the Aggie Cross Country Open on Saturday at the Wildhorse Golf Course.

The Cal men tallied 21 points on the 8K course to beat host UC Davis (35), San Francisco (91) and five more teams. The Cal women scored 23 points on the 5K course to beat San Jose State (56), UC Davis (58), San Francisco (89), Sacramento State (156), Pacific (193) and three more teams.

Ghebray won the men's race in a time of 25:39.60, four seconds ahead of freshman teammate Mark Matusak (25:43.60), who finished second. Another Cal freshman, Jake Schmitt, was third (25:49.10). The Bears actually had the top four runners in the race, as Cal sophomore Chris Chavez (25:56.70) finished fifth overall but earned points for fourth place with Brad Poore, the fourth-place runner, competing unattached.

Duffy, making her return to the cross country team after redshirting last season, took second in the women's 5K race in a time of 18:22.00, 4.1 seconds behind winner Tiffany Hall (18:17.90) of San Jose State. Cal had five of the top seven runners on the women's side, with senior Abby Parker (18:22.90) third, sophomore Rebecca Yau (18:35.00) fifth, freshman Alysia Johnson (18:38.30) sixth and sophomore Amanda Thornberry (18.38.90) seventh.

Cal next competes at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Stanford Golf Course.

2005 Aggie Cross Country Open

Men's Team Scores: 1. California 21 points. 2. UC Davis 35. 3. San Francisco 91. 4. Sacramento State 108. 5. William Jessup Univ. 169. 6. San Jose State 172. 7. Holy Names 187 8. Saint Mary's 226.

Men's Top Three Finishers: 1. Giliat Ghebray (California) 25:39.60. 2. Mark Matusak (California) 25:43.60. 3. Jake Schmitt (California) 25:49.10.

Cal Men's Individual Results: 1. Giliat Ghebray 25:39.60. 2. Mark Matusak 25:43.60. 3. Jake Schmitt 25:49.10. 5. Chris Chavez 25:56.70. 13. Yosef Ghebray 26:49.70. 16. Matt Miller 27:01.10. 17. Alex McClary 27:02.10. 19. Andy McClary 27:06.10. 23. Eric Roberts 27:24.60. 30. Eric Lee 27:35.90.

Women's Team Scores: 1. California 23. 2. San Jose State 56. 3. UC Davis 58. 4. San Francisco 89. 5. Sacramento State 156. 6. Pacific 193.

Women's Top Three Finishers: 1. Tiffany Hall (San Jose State) 18:17.90. 2. Bridget Duffy (California) 18:22.00. 3. Abby Parker (California) 18:22.90.

Cal Women's Individual Results: 2. Bridget Duffy 18:22.00. 3. Abby Parker 18:22.90. 5. Rebecca Yau 18:35.0. 6. Alysia Johnson 18:38.30. 7. Amanda Thornberry 18:38.90. 15. Elizabeth Mayeda 19:00.60. 17. Brooke Wells 19:06.90. 18. Maja Ruznic 19:07.20 20. Marie Raffray 19:09.20.

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