Cal Men Fourth, Women Fifth at Sacramento State Jamboree

Sept. 13, 2008

SACRAMENTO - The California men's cross country team came in fourth while the women took fifth at the Sacramento State Jamboree Saturday at Granite Regional Park in Sacramento, Calif. The Cal men finished with 83 points and the Cal women finished with 97 points.

Senior Eric Lee paced the Cal men by placing sixth (20:15). Fellow senior Sean Carey also grabbed a top-10 placing, touring the course in 20:32 and finishing in 10th.

Scott Grose from Sacramento State claimed the men's individual crown, crossing the finish line at 19:53.

In the women's competition, the Golden Bears placed two runners in the top 15. Senior Rebecca Palm placed eighth (17:59), while freshman Taylor Dutch took 15th (18:23). USF's Michelle Born claimed the women's individual crown, clocking in at 17:27.

The Bears return to action on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Stanford Invitational. Some of Cal's top runners from last year will make their season debuts in that meet.

Sacramento State Jamboree
Men's Team Results (Six teams)
: 1. Sacramento State 35, 2. UC Davis 52, 3. USF 55, 4. California 83

Cal Individual Men's Results: 6. Eric Lee 20:15, 10. Sean Carey 20:32, 17. Patrick Lynch 20:52, 23. Francis Gadayan 21:09, 44. Brad Surh 21:45, 50. Dan Brown 22:17

Women's Team Results (Seven teams): 1. USF 57, 2. Santa Clara 60, 3. Sacramento State 66, 5. California 97

Cal Individual Women's Results: 8. Rebecca Palm 17:59, 15. Taylor Dutch 18:23, 25. Michelle Davis 18:43, 32. Araceli Huerta 18:58, 46. Herdis Arnalds 19:40, 56. Francesca Weems 20:14, 70. Hayley Huxtable 22:49

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