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USF Men Win 2006 San Francisco Invitational

Sept. 2, 2006

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(San Francisco) - USF cross country opened the season in impressive fashion at the 2006 San Francisco Invitational Saturday morning at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. The Dons men won the 8K race with five of the top-10 finishers, while the women posted a runner-up finish with five in the top-15 in the 5K race.

Juniors Cheyne Inman (26:12.50) and Ryan Courtwright (26:13.50) were the top collegiate finishers, placing second and third overall, while junior Jacob Marx (26:46.10) finished sixth. Junior College All-American Kenny Sparks (26:48.90) finished ninth in his first rave in the Green and Gold, just nipping sophomore Sam Berrin (5:25.9). The Dons capture their second team title in the last four years after winning the 2003 event.

Ronald Tibaduiza (25:57.30) won the men's event competing unattached. San Francisco's men's squad finished with 25 points, 28 in front of runner-up Santa Clara (53). UC Berkeley (64) was third, followed by San Jose State (74).

This was a great way to start the season," USF head coach Helen Lehman-Winters said. "I am pleased with our splits between our first and fifth guy today. This is the best opening meet we've had, but there is still plenty of room for improvement which is very encouraging."

Tiffany Marie Hall (17:37.90) won the women's race. Cal (34) won the women's race, boasting four top-10 finishers in front of the Dons (53). San Jose State (57), Santa Clara (79) and UC Santa Cruz (159) rounded out the top-five teams.

USF's top finisher on the women's side was junior Jennifer Hartford (18:12.80) in fifth place, followed by senior Renee Stribling (18:30.40) in seventh place. Sophomore Michelle Born (18:45.10) was 12th, junior Lucy Miller (18:48.70) was 14th and freshman Jennifer Gross (18:51.00) rounded out the scoring in 15th. Hartford, Stribling and Born turned in personal bests.

"Jen did a nice job as our frontrunner for us today. She set the tone for the team and had a solid performance in a competitive field. We're pleased with how aggressive our team was at the start of the race. Our freshmen showed they are ready to make an immediate impact," Lehman-Winters said.

USF returns to action when it competes at the 2006 Sacramento State Invitational Saturday, September 16 at Granite Bay Park. The first race is set for a 9:45 start.

University of San Francisco Hy-Tek's MEET MANAGER 9:53 AM 9/2/2006 Page 1San Francisco XC mv 2006 - 9/2/2006Golden Gate Park, San FranciscoRESULTS - TOP-10 IndividualsEvent 1 Women 5k Run CCPlace Name School Avg Mile Finals Points1 Hall, Tiffany Marie San Jose State U 5:40.5 17:37.90 12 Duffy, Bridget California 5:42.2 17:43.00 23 Yau, Rebecca California 5:44.8 17:51.00 34 Bell, Shannon Santa Clara5:49.4 18:05.40 45 Hartford, Jennifer USF5:51.8 18:12.80 56 Sahli, Erica Joy San Jose State U 5:54.7 18:21.90 67 Stribling, Renee USF 5:57.4 18:30.40 78 Mayeda, Elizabeth California 5:59.0 18:35.30 89 Murphy Hagan, Anne Santa Clara 5:59.7 18:37.50 910 Greggor, Allison California 6:00.9 18:41.10 10

TEAM SCORES:1 California 34 2 3 8 10 11 18 29Total Time: 1:31:34.80Average: 18:18.962 USF 53 5 7 12 14 15 19 22Total Time: 1:33:08.00Average: 18:37.603 San Jose State University 57 1 6 13 17 20 23 25Total Time: 1:32:45.70Average: 18:33.144 Santa Clara University 79 4 9 16 24 26 27 30Total Time: 1:34:15.10Average: 18:51.025 UC Santa Cruz 159 21 32 33 36 37 41Total Time: 1:41:13.00Average: 20:14.606 University of Pacific 183 28 31 35 44 45Total Time: 1:48:21.60Average: 21:40.327 San Francisco State 193 34 38 39 40 42 43Total Time: 1:46:35.40Average: 21:19.08

University of San Francisco Hy-Tek's MEET MANAGER 10:39 AM 9/2/2006 Page 1San Francisco XC mv 2006 - 9/2/2006Golden Gate Park, San FranciscoRESULTS - Top-10 IndividualsEvent 2 Men 8k Run CCPlace Name School Avg Mile Finals Points1 Tibaduiza, Ronald Unattached 5:13.3 25:57.302 Inman, Cheyne USF 5:16.4 26:12.50 13 Courtwright, Ryan USF5:16.6 26:13.50 24 Gumbs, Chris Santa Clara 5:18.6 26:23.50 35 Lee, Eric California 5:20.6 26:33.60 46 Marx, Jacob USF 5:23.1 26:46.10 57 Delaurenti, Mike Santa Clara5:23.5 26:48.10 68 Miller, Matt California5:23.6 26:48.50 79 Sparks, Kenny USF5:23.7 26:48.90 810 Berrin, Sam USF 5:25.9 26:59.60 9

University of San Francisco Hy-Tek's MEET MANAGER 10:39 AM 9/2/2006 Page 2San Francisco XC Inv. 2006 - 9/2/2006Golden Gate Park, San FranciscoResultsEvent 2 Men 8k Run CC1 USF 25 1 2 5 8 9 25Total Time: 2:13:00.60Average: 26:32.122 Santa Clara University 53 3 6 11 16 17 18 19Total Time: 2:15:41.90Average: 27:08.383 Univ of California Berkel 64 4 7 12 20 21 26Total Time: 2:16:20.70Average: 27:16.144 San Jose State University 74 10 13 14 15 22 23 24Total Time: 2:17:16.80Average: 27:27.36