Hall wins second straight race as Spartan women take third

Davis, Calif. - San Jose State University’s Tiffany Hall won her second consecutive individual 5K race with a time of 18:09.80 to guide the Spartan women's cross country team to a third-place finish at the Aggie Invitational on Saturday, September 9.

Hall, a 2005 All-WAC selection, won her second race in a row after taking first-place at the USF Invitational on September 2. Spanning back to 2005, Hall has won four of her past seven races and finished in the top 10 in seven of her past eight races. This is also the second consecutive first-place finish at the Aggie Invitational for Hall, as she also came in first at the event in 2005 with a time of 18:17.90.

The Spartan women shined for the second consecutive week, taking third in the team competition with 65 points. The Spartans were also led by Erica Sahli, who finished ninth with a time of 18:58.00. Sahli’s ninth-place finish was her seventh top 10 finish in her last eight races. The Spartans had strong performances from freshmen Annaliza Rizo and Nisha Richardson as well. Rizo finished 19th in a time of 19:19.70, and Richardson finished 20th in 19:19.90.

“This was a super performance by Tiffany and her teammates," said San Jose State head coach Augie Argabright. "They did a terrific job all-around.”

With 65 points, the Spartan “A” team edged out host school UC Davis, which scored 72 points to finish fourth. California won the overall team competition with 37 points, followed by Stanford with 47 points. Saint Mary’s took fifth with 175 points, followed by San Jose State’s “B” team with 195 points to finish seventh.

The Spartan women will split the team for their next competition. The “A” team will race at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind., on September 29, while the “B” team will run in the Stanford Invitational on September 30, in Stanford, Calif.

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WOMEN'S 5K TEAM SCORES: 1. California, 37; 2. Stanford, 47; 3. San Jose State A, 65; 4. UC Davis, 72; 5. Saint Mary's, 175; 6. Sonoma State, 193; 7. San Jose State B, 195; 8. Pacific, 221; 9. Notre Dame de Namur; 235; 10. Cal State East Bay, 260; 11. Cal State Monterey Bay, 287; 12. Mills, 319.

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUALS: 1. Tiffany Hall, San Jose State A, 18:09.80; 2. Rececca Yau, California, 18:13.70; 3. Bridget Duffy, California, 18:20.00; 4. Alicia Follmer, Stanford, 18:33.60; 5. Katie Harrington, Stanford, 18:33.80.