Cross Country Finishes Fourth at the Santa Clara Invitational

Sunnyvale, Calif. At the Santa Clara Cross Country Invitational Saturday October 15, both the Spartan men and women finished in fourth place. This is the Spartans last regular season meet. They will compete next at the WAC championships in Boise Idaho on Saturday October, 29th.

Junior Tiffany Hall was the top women’s finisher placing 6th in the 79 runner field. Hall broke the 18 minute mark with a time of 17:59.95 on the 5k course. Her teammate Erica Sahli finished just behind her in 8th place with a time of 18:03.37.

As a team the Spartan women finished in 4th place with 87 points, just ahead of their cross town rival Santa Clara who scored 109 points. San Diego State won the women’s competition with 31 points. Fullerton was second with 54 and Davis finished in 3rd place with 70 team points.

The Spartan men also finished in 4th place, as a team they scored 97 points. Davis won the team competition with 22 points. Santa Clara was second with 60 and Fullerton was third with 67 points.

Mobin Ghoury finished in 11th place with a time of 25:32.87. Josh Courtney and Jose Burrola finished in 27th and 29th respectively.

2005 Santa Clara Women’s Cross Country Invitational Baylands Park, Sunnyvale, Calif. 5k

Team Scores -- 1. San Diego State, 31; 2. Cal State Fullerton, 54; 3. UC Davis, 70; 4. San Jose State, 87; 5. Santa Clara, 109; 6. Saint Mary's, 208; 7. Hawaii, 213; 8. Notre Dame de Namur, 235.

Top Finishers -- 1. Lital Azulay, SDSU, 17:03.10; 2. Lisa Crampton, SDSU, 17:34.23; 3. Maria Blazquez, CSF, 17:51.43; 4. Kim Conoly, Davis, 17:54.07; 5. Shannon Bell, SCU, 17:54.55.

Spartan finishers 6. Tiffany Hall, 17:59.95. 7. Erica Shali, 18:03.37. 20. Heather Laptalo, 18:34.97. 23. Marlene Elizalde, 18:41.84. 31. Judy Delong, 18:55.31. 33. Rebecca Palm, 19:00.96. 36. Allison Stiller, 19:07.72. 39. Tabitha Guzman, 19:23.40. 44. Valerie Wilert, 19:36.60. 46. Jenna Hicks, 19;39.81. 52. Laura Fairley 20;04.23. 61. Erica Elias, 20:30.42. 65. Lindsay Bryant, 20;58.18. 69. Victoria Chavez, 21:25.65.

2005 Santa Clara Men’s Cross Country Invitational Baylands Park, Sunnyvale, Calif. 8k

Team Scores -- 1. UC Davis, 22, 2, Santa Clara, 60; 3. Cal State Fullerton 67; 4. San Jose State, 97; 5. Saint Mary's, 134.

Top Finishers -- 1. Jordan Horn, unat., 23:52.48; 2. Nick Arciniaga, TS, 24:23.09; 3. Damien Nieves, CSD, 24:46.73; 4. Partrick Parsel, UCD, 25;02.57; 5. Tony Ahr, 25:08.93.

Spartan finishers 11. Mobin Ghoury, 25:32.87. 27. Josh Courtney, 26:21.72. 29.Jose Burrola, 26:24.04. 35. Sean Dundon, 26:54.53. 41. Gordie Throne, 27:38.29. 51. Chase Hartman, 29:39.28. 53. Andrew Cheng, 30:03.51.