Men Finish 8th; three Spartan women in top-20 at Stanford Invitational

Stanford, Calif. - The San Jose State men’s cross country team finished eighth out of 11 teams at the Stanford Invitational Saturday, September 24. Junior Mobin Ghoury was the top Spartan finisher with a time of 12:56. Ghoury finished 24th in the 89-runner field.

The San Jose State men posted a team score of 185 on the 4k short course which was held at the Stanford Golf Course. Stanford took first place with all its runners finishing in the top 10. The Cardinal scored 23 points.

In the women’s 5k non-scoring competition, Spartan junior Valerie Weilert finished in ninth place with a time of 20:13. Junior Laura Fairlye was 16th and freshman Jenna Hicks finished 18th in the 92-runner field.

The San Jose State men's and women's cross country teams each return to action on Saturday, October 1, at the UC Riverside Invitational, in Riverside, Calif.

Stanford Invitational Men’s 4K Short Course

Team Scores 1. Stanford, 23. 2. Azusa Pacific, 72. 3. Texas Tech, 97. 4. Cal Coastal Track Club, 113. 5. Humboldt State, 134. 6. USF, 138. 7. Valparaiso, 152. 8. SJSU, 185. 9. Santa Ana CC, 210. 10. San Francisco State, 218. 11. Menlo, 306.

Top Finishers 1. Russell Brown, (Stanford) 11:59. 2. Hakon DeVries (Stanford) 12:01. 3. Matt McKeehan (Cal Coastal Tack Club) 12:06. 4. David Torrence (Unattached) 12:18. 5. Kevin Davis (Cal) 12:22.

Spartan Finishers 24, Mobin Ghoury, 12:56. 42, Josh Courtney, 13:20. 55, Ismael Jorio, 13:37. 58, Sean Dundon, 13:39. 67, Gordie Throne, 14:04. 77, Andrew Cheng, 15:09. 80, Chase Hartman, 15:30.

Stanford Invitational Women’s 5K Course (Non-Scoring)

Top Finishers 1, Kim Ramirez (See Jane Run) 18:32. 2, Ashley Hadway (Unattached) 18:52. 3, Stephene Gaitan (Portland) 19:18. 4, Stacey Holtmann (Portland) 19:20. 5, Michelle Born, (USF) 19:45.

Spartan Finishers 9, Valerie Weilert, 20:13. 16, Laura Fairly, 20:35. 18, Jenna Hicks, 20:42. 40, Erica Elias, 21:52. 55, Lindsay Bryant, 22:36.78, Victoria Chavez, 24:39.