Cal Women 6th, Men 8th at Bronco Invitational

Oct. 17, 2009

SUNNYVALE - California's men's team placed eighth and the Golden Bear women finished sixth at the Bronco Invitational cross country competition run at Baylands Regional Park in Sunnyvale Saturday morning.

With many of Cal's top runners at the Pre-Nationals meet in Terre Haute, Ind., the Bronco Invitational allowed several other Bears to don their school colors in a local race.

Freshman Cody Schmidt was Cal's top men's runner, taking 14th in the 8,000-meter race (24:54). He was followed by his brother, Simon, who was 20th in 25:07. James Attarian (51st, 25:37), Andres Diaz (76th, 25:59) and Nate Beach (26:24) completed the Bear contingent.

For the women, Rowena Tam (17:46) and Taylor Dutch (17:48) finished 13th and 14th, respectively, over 5,000 meters to pace Cal. Nicole Hough was 24th in 17:57, with Crystal Esparza taking 33rd in 18:08 and Chelsea Reilly placing 131st in 19:51.

The Bears are off next week before returning to action at the Pac-10 championships Friday, Oct. 30, in Long Beach.

Bronco Invitational

Men's Results
Team Standings: 1. Long Beach State 69; 2. Fresno State 72; 3. Boise State 126; 4. Santa Clara 132; 5. San Francisco 144; 6. Sacramento State 174; 7. New Mexico State 176; 8. California 200; 9. Black Hills State 223; 10. San Jose State 259; 11. Pepperdine 273; 12. UC Davis 324; 13. Saint Mary's 328; 14. San Diego Mesa 372; 15. San Diego 388.

Individual Winner: Robbie Reid (Santa Clara) 24:32. Cal Finishers: 14. Cody Schmidt 24:54; 20. Simon Schmidt 25:07; 51. James Attarian 25:37; 76. Andres Diaz 25:59; 94. Nate Beach 26:24.

Women's Results
Team Standings: 1. New Mexico 49; 2. San Francisco 89; 3. Long Beach State 104; 4. Sacramento State 147; 5. Nevada 166. 6. California 182; 7. Santa Clara 207; 8. Pepperdine 218; 9. Hawaii 245; 10. Fresno State 251; 11. UC Davis 255; 12. San Diego 279; 13. Black Hills State 315; 14. Boise State 324; 15. San Jose State 392; 16. UNLV 395; 17. Saint Mary's 498.

Individual Winner: Lauren Weaver (unattached) 16:46. Cal Finishers: 13. Rowena Tam 17:46; 14. Taylor Dutch 17:48; 24. Nichole Hough 17:57; 33. Crystal Esparza 18:08; 131. Chelsea Reilly 19:51.

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