Arizona Women Place Sixth at Pac-10s

May 28, 2008

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Arizona women's and men's cross country teams placed sixth and eighth, respectively, at the Pac-10 Championships in Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday.

The women's team was paced by Irine Lagat's 19th place finish (20:44.3). Also scoring points for the Wildcats were Marissa Urban (29th, 21:03.6), Maggie Callahan (38th, 21:22.0), Shelly Splittberger (44th, 21:32.0) and Angelina Cabrera (58th, 22:05.8).

Stanford won the women's competition with 48 points. They were followed by Oregon (64), Arizona State (68), Washington (68), Washington State (136), Arizona (188), Oregon State (197), Southern California (215), California (237) and UCLA (248).

The men finished in a pack and were led by Dylan Fitzpatrick's 50th place finish (24:41.2). Also scoring points for the wildcats were Carlos Rybeck (51st, 24:45.0), Lou Maturo (52nd, 24:45.8), Reed Blochberger (53rd, 24:56.7) and Victor Zazueta (54th, 25:09.7).

Oregon won the men's race with 39 points. They were followed by Stanford (55), California (70), UCLA (97), Arizona State (105), Washington (162), Washington State (166) and Arizona (260).

The women's team placed seventh at the 2006 conference championships, while the men's team placed third.

Up Next: Arizona next runs at the NCAA Regional Championships on Nov. 10 in Springfield, Ore.

Arizona women's results:

6. ARIZONA Total Points: 188

19. IRINE LAGAT 20:44.3
29. MARISSA URBAN 21:03.6
38. MAGGIE CALLAHAN 21:22.0
44. SHELLY SPLITTBERGER 21:32.0
58. ANGELINA CABRERA 22:05.8
(64) CHRISTINA RODGERS 22:38.6
(67) KASSIDY REDE 23:02.7

Arizona men's results:

8. ARIZONA Total Points: 260

50. DYLAN FITZPATRICK 24:41.2
51. CARLOS RYBECK 24:45.0
52. LOU MATURO 24:45.8
53. REED BLOCHBERGER 24:56.7
54. VICTOR ZAZUETA 25:09.7
(55) BRIAN MACARTHUR 25:16.0
(56) SPENCER CARTER 26:01.0

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