Louis Luchini Sets School Record In 5,000 Meters

April 17, 2004

Walnut, Ca - Stanford's men's and women's distance running corps enjoyed a strong day of competition on Saturday at the Mt. Sac Relays.

In the men's 5,000 meters, five Stanford runners achieved season-bests and all qualified for NCAA Regional competition later this year. Louis Luchini, a ten-time All-American, produced the team's best time of the day with a career-best 13:25.19. Luchini bested the previous school record of 13:27.31 by Brad Hauser in 2000. Luchini's previous best was 13:31.80 at last year's Mt. Sac Relays. Luchini finished fifth in his race which was won by former Stanford All-American Jonathon Riley. Riley was timed in 13:21.11. Ryan Hall, competing in his first collegiate 5,000 meters, was clocked in 13:45.00, which is the eighth-best time in school history. Chris Emme achieved a season-best time of 14:01.61 while Seth Hejny was timed in 14:12.25 and Neil Davis at 14:13.84. Hejny and Davis' times were also season-bests.

In women's competition, Alicia Craig ran a 15:31.15 while Sara Bei ran 15:26.21 in the 5,000 meters to both qualify for the NCAA Regionals. Bei's previous best time was 16:03.08 at last year's Mt. Sac Relays. Bei's time was also third-best in school history.

Amanda Trotter and Julie Allen had Pac-10 qualifying times of 17:17.47 and 17:25.05 in the 5,000 meters, respectively.

Men's Results (Mt. Sac Relays, 4/17/04)
3,000 Meter Steeplechase - 1. Josh McAdams (BYU) 8:51.13; 19. Sean Knapp (Stanford) 9:19.31
5,000 Meters (Invitational) - 1. Jonathon Riley (Nike) 13:21.11; 5. Louis Luchini (Stanford) 13:25.19
5,000 Meters (University/Open) - 1. Matt Gonzales (New Mexico) 13:44.52; 2. Ryan Hall (Stanford)
13:45.00; 14. Chris Emme (Stanford) 14:01.61; 33. Seth Hejny (Stanford) 14:12.25; 36. Neil Davis (Stanford) 14:13.84; 39. David Vidal (Stanford) 14:23.66; 41. Brett Gotcher (Stanford) 14:37.46
5,000 Meters - 1. Jesus Torres (Mexico) 14:01.14; 6. Jonathan Pierce (Stanford) 14:19.38; 23. Andrew Hill (Stanford) 14:43.88
Long Jump - 1. Brandon Johnson (Colorado) 23-0 3/4wa (7.03m); 6. Feranmi Okanlami (Stanford) 21-8 3/4 (6.62m)

Women's Results (Mt. Sac Relays, 4/17/04)
5,000 Meters (University/Open) - 1. Shalane Flanagan (Unattached) 15:09.67; 7. Alicia Craig (Stanford) 15:31.15; 10. Sara Bei (Stanford) 15:36.21
5,000 Meters - 1. Jennifer Kramer (Boston College) 15:47.83; 27. Anita Siraki (Stanford) 16:59.82; 28. Celia Smalls (Stanford) 16:59.91
5,000 Meters - 1. Angelica Sanchez (Mexico) 16:24.10; 23. Amanda Trotter (Stanford) 17:17.47; 26. Julie Allen (Stanford) 17:25.05
Hammer - 1. Caira Hane (Nevada) 190-11 (58.20m); 8. Jessica Pluth (Stanford) 181-1 (55.19m); 11. Donielle Colich (Stanford( 172-0 (52.44m)
Javelin - 1. Caira Hane (Nevada) 144-1 (43.91m); 9. Erin Merriman (Stanford) 127-9 (38.94m)
Pole Vault - 1. Wendy Young (Unattached) 13-7 1/4 (4.15m); 7. Leila Ben-Youssef (Stanford) 12-3 1/2 (3.75m)

For complete results, go to www.sportsinfo.mtsac.edu

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