Sarah Ellis Finishes First Among Collegians At UC Riverside Cross Country Invitational

Sept. 24, 2001

Senior Sarah Ellis led all collegians in the 5,000 meter run to lead the Women of Troy cross country team to a third-place showing at the UC Riverside Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 22).

Ellis ran 18:16.2 and finished behind two unattached runners--Kareen Nilsson (17:46.6) and Ursula Kremer (18:09.5)--but the nearest collegiate runner was Cal State Northridge's Angela Talarico (18:24.8).

The Women of Troy took third with 100 points behind UC Irvine (41) and Cal State Northridge (76). Claremont was fourth (162), followed by Cal State Fullerton (203). USC had a total time of 1:36:21.5, with an average time of 19:16.3.

Also for the Women of Troy, freshman Lisa Rotsel was 20th (19:14.5), senior Sinfo Orosco was 28th (19:30.5), freshman Harlye Maya was 32nd (19:36.8), junior Danielle Morrell was 39th (19:43.5), sophomore Jessica Cuevas was 151st (21:37.8) and sophomore Guiselle Torres was 225th (23:43.1).

The Women of Troy are next in action at the Long Beach State invitational in Long Beach on Oct. 6.

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