Bears Finish Fourth in NCAA Regionals
Nov. 15, 2008
Stanford, Calif. -
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -
The No. 20 California men's cross country team tied finished fourth with 116 points Saturday at the NCAA Regional Championships, held at the Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif. Senior Yosef Ghebray led the Golden Bears and finished in seventh overall. The Cal women finished seventh with 269 points.
Top-ranked Oregon won the men's 10K team crown with 38 points. Following the Ducks was No. 2 Stanford in second with 72 points. Portland finished third with 85 points, and Washington finished with 122 points to round out the top 5.
Ghebray paced the Bears, placing seventh at 28:53. The other top Cal runners were senior Mark Matusak and junior Michael Coe. Coe took 17th, touring the course in 29:34, while Matusak finished close behind in 18th at 29:37. Sophomore Kari Karlsson finished 30th with 29:57, senior Matt Miller finished 44th with a mark of 30:27, and sophomore Steve Sodaro finished 66th at 31:06 to round out the Cal lineup.
Galen Rupp and Shadrack Kiptoo-Bidwott from Oregon finished first and second, respectively, in 27:41 and 28:32.
For the women, top-ranked Washington won the women's 6K title with 25 points, while No. 2 Oregon was second with 62 points and No. 11 Stanford was third with 91 points.
Freshman Debra Maier led the Bears by placing 39th in a time of 21:15. Junior Allison Greggor finished 47th with 21:17 to round out the Golden Bears in the top 50. Oregon’s Alex Kosinski took first in the race with a mark of 19:59.