Cal Cross-Country has strong Finish at Cal Poly Invitational

Oct. 14, 2000

October 14, 2000
Contact: Leila Khoury


Cal Men Finish Second, Cal Women Fourth at Cal Poly Invitational

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - With a full line-up on both the men and women's squads, Cal ran a top-notch race. The California men's cross-country team had a strong finish with Girmay Guangul leading the pack at the Cal Poly Invitational. The Bears finished second with 50 points while Cal Poly finished first with a total of 25 points. With an increase in depth, the women Bears showed tremendous improvement with a fourth-place finish, scoring 117 points. Fila Track West took first with 31 points.

Once again, Girmay Guangal lead the Bears with a second-place finish (26:07). Also contending for the seven-spots on the Pac-10 Championship team for Cal was Martin Conrad (10th, 27:16), Corey Creasey (11th, 27:17), Chris Coffee (16th, 27:29), John Collins (17th, 27:36), Jonathan Balzer (21st, 27:46), and Nick Martin (29th, 28:03).

On the women's side, Marielle Schlueter and Erin Belger led the Bears with 17th-place and 18th-place finishes, 19:05 and 19:13 respectively. Also in contention for the seven-spots for the Pac-10 Championships on the women's side were Kim Ramirez (30th, 19:49), Tiffany Hansen (32nd, 19:50), Lina Biber-Ferro (58th, 20:59), Dawn Beahm (63rd, 21:14), and Martina Patella (77th, 22:24).

The Bears will not be competing next weekend. They will be training for the Pac-10 Championships held on October 28th.

Cal Poly Invitational Agate:

Team Scores (Women-5K): 1) Fila Track West: 31, 2) Cal Poly: 41 3) Hawaii: 81, 4) California: 117, 9) UC-Riverside: 261.

Cal Men's Results: 2) Girmay Guangul 26:07, 10) Martin Conrad 27:16, 11) Corey Creasey 27:17, 16) Chris Coffee 27:29, 17) John Collin 27:36, 21) Jonathan Balzer 27:46, 29) Nick Martin 28:03, 32) Carlos Carballo 28:09, 41) Craig Leo 28:35, 48) Jarrell Meier 28:58, 51) Tyler Noesen 29:02, 59) Adam Shaffer 29:16..

Cal Women's Results: 17) Marielle Schlueter 19:05, 18) Erin Belger 19:13, 30) Kim Ramirez 19:49, 32) Tiffany Hansen 19:50, 58) Lina Biber-Ferro 20:59, 63) Dawn Beahm 21:14, 77) Martina Patella 22:24.

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