Cal Takes Second at San Francisco Invitational

Sept. 1, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO - The California men's and women's cross country teams both took second in the San Francisco Invitational Saturday morning at Golden Gate Park to open the 2007 season. The Cal men finished with 49 points and the Cal women finished with 47 points. Santa Clara won both races.

In the women's competition, Cal held off third-place San Jose State by two points. The Golden Bear women placed three runners in the top 10. Freshman Chelsea Reilly placed second on the 5K course, while senior Rebecca Yau took fourth. Sophomore Rebecca Palm finished eighth, while freshman Taylor Brayson grabbed 14th and senior Pippa Macdonald posted the Bears' final top-20 place by taking 20th.

Santa Clara's Adriane Puetz claimed the women's individual crown.

Freshman Johnny Cheng paced the Cal men by placing fourth. Two other freshmen for the Bears grabbed top-10 placings. Austin Jett grabbed eighth, while Patrick Lynch took 10th. Freshman Phil McKennan took 12th. Rounding out Cal's top-25 results were junior Sean Carey in 15th and sophomore Peter Deptula in 25th.

Mike Delaurenti from Santa Clara claimed the men's individual crown.

Cal returns to action at the Stanford Invitational Sept. 29.

Times were not available at the time of this release. They will be posted later today.

USF InvitationalGolden Gate Park

Women's Team Results: 1. Santa Clara 36, 2. Cal 47, 3. San Jose State 49, 4. San Francisco 101, 5. San Francisco State 167, 6. Pacific 170.
Cal Individual Women's Results: 2. Chelsea Reilly, 4. Rebecca Yau, 8. Rebecca Palm, 14. Taylor Brayson, 20. Pippa Macdonald, 23. Araceli Huerta, 30. Rowena Tam, 47. MayC Huang.
Men's Team Results: 1. Santa Clara 24, 2. California 49, 3. California 69, 4. San Francisco State 99, 5 San Francisco 129.
Cal Individual Men's Results: 4. Johnny Cheng, 8. Austin Jett, 10. Patrick Lynch, 12. Phil McKennan, 15. Sean Carey, 25. Peter Deptula, 40. Nick Palladino, 44. Patrick Gustie.

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