Nationally-Ranked Stanford Scores Victories at Pacific-10 Championships

Oct. 29, 2005

Tucson, Az - Total domination again!!!

The second-ranked Stanford women's cross country team captured the Pacific-10 title for a tenth straight season (13th in the last 14th season), and the fourth-ranked Cardinal men won the team title for a sixth straight year (nine of the last ten years) at the 2005 conference meet at the Dell Ulrich Golf Course on Saturday morning.

Stanford sophomore Arianna Lambie captured the individual title as the Cardinal scored a close victory over second place Arizona State. Stanford collected 34 points compared to 40 points for the Sun Devils. Lambie ran the 6,000 meter course in a time of 20:20 to beat last year's Pac-10 champion Amy Hastings (20:40). Lindsay Flacks finished third (20:52) while Teresa McWalters placed fifth (20:56).

Neftalem Araia, a Stanford sophomore, led a trio of Cardinal runners to finish in the Top 10. Araia finished third over the 8,000 meter course in a time of 24:19. Arizona's Robert Cheseret won the Pac-10 title for a second straight year in a time of 23:57 while Obed Mutanya, also of Arizona, finished second 24:13. Jonathan Pierce finished seventh 24:26 while Brett Gotcher captured tenth (24:37). Stanford won the team title with 46 points, 32 points better than runnerup Arizona.

Stanford will host the NCAA West Regional on Nov. 12.

Complete results are available at www.arizonaathletics.com

Men's Team Results (8 teams)
1. Stanford 46; 2. Arizona 78; 3. California 107; 4. Washington 116; 5. Arizona State 125; 6. Oreogn 131; 7. UCLA 139; 8. Washington State 146

Men's Individual Results (76 runners)
1. Robert Cheseret (Arizona) 23:57; 2. Obed Mutanya (Arizona) 24:13; 3. Neftalem Araia (Stanford) 24:19; 4. Mark Mandi (Washington) 24:20; 5. Austin Ramos (UCLA) 24:23; 6. Mike Haddan (UCLA) 24:24; 7. Jonathan Pierce (Stanford) 24:26; 8. Giliat Ghebray (California) 24:30; 9. Jonah Maiyo (Arizona) 24:32; 10. Brett Gotcher (Stanford) 24:37Other Stanford Runners: 12. David Vidal 24:38; 14. Jacob Gomez 24:45; 19. Hari Mix 24:58; 31. Forrest Tahdooahnippah 25:18; 41. Rolf Steier 25:36; 50. Garrett Heath 25:54; 55. Russell Brown 26:10

Women's Team Results (9 teams)
1. Stanford 34; 2. Arizona State 40; 3. Oregon 86; 4. Washington 111; 5. Washington State 159; 6. UCLA 162; 7. California 188; 8. Oregon State 190; 9. Arizona 208

Women's Individual Results (86 runners)
1. Arianna Lambie (Stanford) 20:20; 2. Amy Hastings (ASU) 20:40; 3. Lindsay Flacks (Stanford) 20:52; 4. Ashley Caldwell (UCLA) 20:55; 5. Teresa McWalters (Stanford) 20:56; 6. Haley Paul (WSU) 20:59; 7. Anna Masinelli (ASU) 21:04; 8. Tori Tyler (Washington) 21:05; 9. Jenna Kingman (ASU) 21:06; 10. Victoria Jackson (ASU) 21:12Other Stanford Runners: 11. Lauren Centrowitz 21:14; 14. Amanda Trotter 21:26; 15. Katy Trotter 21:32; 25. Katie Harrington 21:55; 28. Alicia Follmar 22:11; 29. Lindsay Allen 22:12; 30. Shannon Bergstedt 22:12

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