Victoria Chang And Ian Dobson Qualify For The World Junior Cross Country Championships

Feb. 19, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford freshmen Victoria Chang and Ian Dobson will represent the United States at the World Junior Cross Country Championships in Dublin, Ireland in March after placing in the top six at the U.S. Winter Cross Country National Championships in Vancouver, WA last weekend. Chang, who was a member of Stanford's third-place NCAA Cross Country team last fall and the 1999 Footlocker Cross Country National Champion, finished second in the Junior Women's 6,000 meter race with a time of 21:30.30. Chang was also a member of the 1999 U.S. Junior National track & field team and placed third in the 3,000 meters at the 1999 Pan American Games.

Dobson, a Pacific Northwest native, finished third in the Junior Men's 8,000 meter race with a time of 24:29.00. Last fall, Dobson was a member of the Cardinal cross country team that placed fourth at the NCAA Championships in Ames, IA. In 1999, Dobson finished third at the Footlocker Cross Country National Championships. Dobson will be particpating on his first United States Junior National Team.

Stanford freshmen Chris Emme was narrowly edged for the final spot on the U.S. Junior National team after finishing seventh in a time of 25:08.90.

Stanford was well represented by its alumnni in the senior races of the cross country championships. Stanford gradaute and multi-time U.S. National Champion Regina Jacobs won the Senior Women's 4,000 meter race in a time of 12:37.00. 2000 Olympian and Stanford alumnus Brad Hauser, finished second in the Senior Men's 4,000 meter race with a time of 11:04.90. Hauser will be particpating on the U.S. Cross Country National Team for the second consecutive year. Greg Jimmerson, a 1998 Stanford graduate, qualified for the U.S. National team after placing fourth in the Senior Men's 12,000 meter race with a time of 35:33.00.

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