Deborah Maier Named First-Team All-Pac-10

Dec. 2, 2009

BERKELEY - Sophomore Deborah Maier, who finished sixth at the Pac-10 cross country championships, has been named to the 2009 first-team all-conference team, the league office announced Wednesday.

Maier led the Golden Bears in all four races she competed in during the 2009 season. Her highest standing came in her '09 debut at the Stanford Invitational. She was also 13th in a field of 247 runners at the Pre-Nationals meet in Terre Haute, Ind., and 14th at the NCAA regional championships, which earned her all-region recognition.

At Pac-10's, Maier, who completed the 6000-meter course in 20:00.10, had the best showing for a Bear individual since Elissa Riedy was also sixth in 1997. Maier also improved on her team-best 41st-place finish at the '08 conference championships. Her sixth-place finish this fall helped the Cal team take fifth overall - the squad's highest showing in 21 years.

Maier is the first Cal women's runner to be voted to the All-Pac-10 team since Bridget Duffy was named to the second team in 2003, and she is the first Bear to claim first-team honors since the conference began naming a team in 1999.

2009 All-Pac-10 Women's Cross Country Team

First TeamNicole Blood, Sr., OregonKendra Schaaf, So., WashingtonJordan Hasay, Fr., OregonMarie Lawrence, Jr., WashingtonChristine Babcock, So., WashingtonDeborah Maier, So., CaliforniaKari Hardt, Sr., Arizona State

Second TeamKatie Follett, Sr., WashingtonAlex Kosinski, Jr., OregonAlexandra Gits, Jr., StanfordStephanie Marcy, So., StanfordClaire Michel, So., OregonShannon Murakami, Jr., UCLAMaggie Callahan, Jr., Arizona

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