Women Capture 12th Straight Conference Title, Men Claim Second At The 2007 Pac-10 Cross Country Championships
Oct. 27, 2007
The No. 15 Stanford men ran to a second place finish this morning at the Pac-10 Cross Country championships in Corvallis, Ore. The Cardinal scored a total of 55 points, while No. 1 Oregon captured the team title with 39 points. No. 8 Cal rounded out the top three as they recorded 70 points.
Russell Brown was the first Stanford runner to cross the finish line as he earned a third place finish in a time of 23:08.7 Hari Mix was second for the Cardinal with a fifth place finish with his time of 23:11.6, followed right behind by teammate Neftalem Araia in sixth with a 23:12.1. Hakon DeVries posted a 17th place finish as he crossed the line in 23:30.0, while John McGuire was the final point scorer as he posted a 24th place finish in a time of 23:43.2. Garrett Heath finished in a time of 23:47.7 to take 29th place in the race, while brother Elliot Heath finished in 35th with his time of 23:53.9. Lauren Jespersen recorded a time of 24:02.9 to take 39th, followed by Justin Marpole-Bird in 43rd place with a 24:09.2. Brendan Gregg was the final Stanford runner to cross the line in 51st place with a time of 24:24.1. Shadrack Kiptoo-Biwott captured the individual title as he stopped the clock with a time of 22:54.9.
The No. 1 Cardinal women captured their 12th straight Pac-10 title as they scored 48 team points for the victory. Oregon claimed a second place finish as they scored 64 points, while Arizona State earned third with 68 points.
Arianna Lambie claimed the individual title for the third year in a row, becoming only the second runner on the women's side to accomplish such a feat. Lambie posted a time of 19:40.7, while teammate Teresa McWalters followed right behind in second place with a time of 19:41.1. Lauren Centrowitz placed tenth overall with her time of 20:27.1, while Kate Niehaus finished in 14th place recording a time of 20:35.9. Katie Harrington was the final point scorer for the Cardinal as she crossed the line in 21st place with a time of 20:52.3. Lindsay Allen earned a 22nd place finish, posting a 20:54.3, while Maddie O'Meara placed 43rd in 21:31.1. Lindsay Flacks was the final Stanford runner as she finished in 54th place with a time of 21:47.4.
The men and women return to action on Saturday, November 10 for the NCAA West Regional Championships in Eugene, Ore., while the NCAA Championships will be Monday, Nov. 19 in Terre Haute, Ind.