Men's Cross Country Has Weekend Off

    Oct. 2, 2001

    The men's cross country team travels to San Luis Obispo, Calif., for the Cal Poly Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 13. Last year the Bulldogs took fifth place out of eight teams at the meet. Fresno State's highest finisher was junior Josh Roddy (Manteca, Calif.) who finished sixth overall with a time of 26:54.

    The men's team took ninth place with 297 points at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Bulldogs improved five places upon last year's 14th place finish. Junior Roosevelt Cook (Oakhills, Calif.) finished first for the 'Dogs, taking 37th overall with a time of 26:17. Junior Roberto Vaca (Sanger, Calif.) was second on the team, 57th overall, with a time of 26:44. A total of 28 teams and 198 men ran in the 8K event. Stanford won the race with 30 points.

    The 37th Annual Fresno State Invitational was cancelled due to the tragic events which occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in New York City and throughout the nation. All Fresno State athletic events were canceled or postponed, including football, volleyball, men's and women's soccer and women's basketball. Last year at the Fresno State Invitational the Bulldogs took fifth place with 146 points. Fresno State's top finisher was junior Roddy who finished 21st overall with a time of 26:26. Junior Vaca came in second for the 'Dogs and 41st overall, crossing the finish line at 27:37. Stanford captured first place with 28 points and had three runners finish in the top-five. Josh Horton of UC Santa Barbara came in first place with a time of 25:14.

    The men's cross country team took seventh place with 208 points at the UC Irvine-Asics Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8. The meet was the first for the 2001 squad. Fresno State's top finisher in the 8K was junior Cook who took 25th with a time of 26:52. Vaca came in next for the 'Dogs, 37th overall, with a time of 27:18. Junior Alex Mason (Alameda, Calif.) finished third on the team, 43rd overall, with a time of 27:31. Northern Arizona won the 16-team invitational with 33 points, followed by Arizona State (46) and Cal Poly (58).



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