Cal Women Finish 2nd, Men 3rd at Sac State Jamboree

Sept. 12, 2009

SACRAMENTO - The Cal women's cross country team finished second and the men's squad placed third at the Sacramento State Jamboree Saturday at Granite Regional Park. The women's team placed four runners in the top 10, while Steve Sodaro, who took third, was the men's team's highest finisher.

UC Davis claimed the women's 5000-meter race with 34 points, with Cal second with 64 points and host Sacramento State third with 65 points. The Aggies also prevailed in the men's competition with 23 points. Sac State was second (72 points) and Cal third (81).

Hillary Hayes paced the women's squad by crossing the line in fourth place (17:54). She was followed by Keena Kohl in fifth (17:57), Nicole Hough in eighth (18:06) and Taylor Dutch in ninth (18:06). Chelsea Reilly (50th, 19:47) and Haley Huxtable (78th, 22:05) rounded out the Bear competitors.

On the men's side, Sodaro trailed a pair of UC Davis runners to take third in 19:51 over four miles. Renaud Poizat (20:16) and Matt Petersen (20:20) cross the line in 11th and 12th, respectively, while Andres Diaz was 21st in 20:41 and James Attarian was 37th (21:03). Nate Beach did not finish.

Cal takes a weekend off before returning to action Sept. 26 when the Bears compete at the Stanford Invitational and will face their strongest field to date.

Sacramento State Jamboree
Granite Regional Park
Sacramento, Calif.
Sept. 12, 2009

Men's Results, 4 miles
Team Standings: 1. UC Davis 23, 2. Sacramento State 72, 3. California 81, 4. Santa Clara 100, 5. San Francisco 111, 6. Stanislaus State 147, 7. Saint Mary's 187, 8. William Jessup 240.

Individual Winner: Jon Peterson (UC Davis) 19;34. Cal Finishers: 3. Stave Sodaro 19:51; 11. Renaud Poizat 20:16; 12. Matt Petersen 20:20; 21. Andres Diaz 20:41; 37. James Attarian 21:03; Nate Beach DNF.

Women's Results, 5000k
Team Standings: 1. UC Davis 34, 2. California 64, 3. Sacramento State 65, 4. Santa Clara 94, 5. San Francisco 154, 6. Sonoma State 179, 7. Saint Mary's 183, 8. Stanislaus State 186, 9. Pacific 251.

Individual Winner: Stephanie Wilson (Santa Clara) 17:23. Cal Finishers: 4. Hillary Hayes 17:54; 5. Keena Kohl 17:57; 8. Nicole Hough 18:06; 9. Taylor Dutch 18:06; 50. Chelsea Reilly (19:47); 78. Haley Huxtable (22:05).

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