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USF Women Win SF State Invite Saturday

Oct. 6, 2007

Junior Michelle Born and senior Fallon Heffernan finished first and second for the Dons Saturday morning in the San Francisco State Invitational, leading the team to a first place finish.

Born won the race with a time of 22:25; she was followed by Heffernan in second place with a time of 22:32. Also finishing in the top ten for the Dons was sophomore Mary Verran who was eighth overall with a time of 22:56. Freshman Amelia Holcombe was 14th overall (23:26), sophomore Christine Jowaiszas was 24th (23:51) and Elizabeth Noey rounded out the Dons runners in 25th place with a time of 23:55. Finishing behind the Dons 41 team points were second-place University of California-Berkeley (71), and Chico State and Cal State Stanislaus (114), who tied for third.

"Our women ran a solid team race today," said Head Coach Helen Lehman-Winters. "Michelle and Fallon executed well up front- they went out very controlled and ran the second half of the race very well. I am also pleased with how Mary Verran and Amelia Holcombe responded in today's competition."

The men finished third overall with 85 points behind first-place Chico State (33) and second-place California-Berkeley (40). The men were led by senior Cheyne Inman, who placed ninth overall with a time of 25:48. Running second and third for the Dons were senior Kenny Sparks (27th, 26:41) and sophomore Byron Williams (28th, 27:00). Freshman Ravi Amarawansa was 30th overall(27:03) and senior Jordan Zwick placed 34th (27:10) to round out the scoring for the Dons.

Next up is the Bronco Invitational next Saturday at Baylands Park. Complete results from today's meet will be posted when available.