'Dogs Runners Perform Well at Stanford Invite
Sophomore Annemarie Schwanz finished ninth overall at the Stanford Invitational.

Sophomore Annemarie Schwanz finished ninth overall at the Stanford Invitational.

Sept. 28, 2013

By: Andrew Rich

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Fresno, Calif. - Annemarie Schwanz ran a 21:42 in the 6K Stanford Invitational to place ninth overall and help the women's cross country team to a ninth place finish with 225 points. The Fresno State men's team used a solid group performance to place fifth overall with 118 points in the 8K race.

Both teams improved over thier finishes from last year when the men finished 11th and the women finished 14th at the Stanford Invitational.

Schwanz, a sophomore from Germany, produced the 6th-best 6K time in Fresno State history with her 21:42. Her time was also a new personal-best, beating her time of 22:59.62 last season in the 6K Mountain West Championship. Schwanz and her teammates ran against 222 runners from 26 other schools.

The women's team other top runners were sophomore Julianne Jacques (68th, 23:18) and senior Kristen Galvez (79th, 23:29).

The men's team received solid races from senior Kevin Poythress (38th, 25:55), senior Danny Vartanian (39th, 25:56) and freshman Matt Kwiatkowski (46th, 26:03) to lead the Bulldogs to a solid fifth-place finish against 243 runners and 27 teams.

Both of Fresno State's cross country teams will be back in action next Saturday when they travel to Sacramento for the NCAA Preview hosted by Sacramento State.

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