Oct. 8, 1999
Sat., Oct. 16 at Cal Poly Invitational San Luis Obispo, Calif. 10 a.m.
Sat., Oct. 30 WAC Championships Woodward Park 10 a.m.Both Teams Place First at San Francisco State Invitational
Both the men?s and women?s cross country teams came home successful Saturday afternoon. The men?s squad placed first with senior Tim Padilla and freshman Robert Vaca as the first finishing Bulldogs. Padilla and Vaca both ran times of 26:56 and sophomore Phillip Ogilvie followed immediately in a time of 26:58. Freshman Alex Mason also ran well (27:03), placing 10th overall and fourth among Fresno State. Also, the ?Dogs top five finished within 24 seconds of each other, a season best mark. The women?s team performed well, although the race was cut short due to a wrong turn taken by the lead bike. The race ended up being about 2.5 miles. Sophomore Jennifer Smith placed sixth overall with a time of 15:50. Freshman Sandi Russler kept pace behind Smith and finished in 15:59. Sophomore Rachel Bauer, senior Laura Bracht and junior Brianna Denley continue to run consistently in the third, fourth and fifth spots. The women?s top five finished within 23 seconds of each other, also an excellent mark.
Coming Up . . .
This Saturday, the cross country squads will head to San Luis Obispo to compete in the Cal Poly Invitational. Two weeks following this meet, the WAC Championships will be held at Woodward Park. Woodward Park held the NCAA Region 8 Championships last year and has previously been a host for many cross country events. This season the NCAA Regionals will be held in Portland Oregon.
San Francisco State Invitational
1. Fresno State 29 2. CSU Sacramento 57 3. CSU Stanislaus 60 4. San Francisco State 86
Women (only 2.5 miles)
1. Fresno State 48 2. CSU Stanislaus 77 3. CSU Sacramento 78 4. California 89 5. Sonoma State 106 6. Chico State 118 7. San Francisco State 153
Men - 8,000 Meters
6. Tim Padilla 26:56 7. Robert Vaca 26:56 9. Phillip Ogilvie 26:58 10. Alex Mason 27:03 14. Sean Moody 27:20 15. Josh Roddy 27:21 19. Patrick Hogan 27:46 25. Moses Avila 28:19 26. Armando Negrete 28:22 27. Dustin Marzolf 28:29 28. Eddie Garcia 28:29 34. Arthur Negrete 29:02 42. Josh Tyson 30:04
Women - 2.5 miles
6. Jennifer Smith 15:50 9. Sandi Russler 15:59 10. Rachel Bauer 16:08 11. Laura Bracht 16:12 12. Brianna Denley 16:13 43. Karen Mitchell 18:36 55. Autumn Lodwick 21:46
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