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USF Cross Country Set to Compete in Sacramento State Invitational Saturday, September 16

Sept. 13, 2006

(San Francisco) - USF cross country will travel across the bay to challenge the collegiate field competing in the 2nd Annual Sacramento State Invitational Saturday, September 16 at Granite Regional Park. The meet will commence with the men's 8K collegiate race at 8:45 am. The women's collegiate 5K race is set to follow at 9:30 am.

The Dons had an impressive showing at the recent 2006 San Francisco Invitational where the men's team won the event and the women's team posted a runner-up finish. Both teams are expected to be fierce competitors this weekend led by juniors Cheyne Inman, Ryan Courtwright, and Jacob Marx on the men's side and junior Jennifer Hartford, senior Renee Stribling, and sophomore Michelle Born on the women's side.

In the men's race, the Green and Gold will be challenged by #11 BYU, Fresno State, UC Davis, Sacramento State, and Notre Dame de Namur. The women will face Nevada, Sacramento State, Fresno State, UC Davis, and Notre Dame de Namur.

Directions: Granite Regional Park is located off of Ramona Road. From Highway 50, take Power Inn Road south. Turn left onto Ramona (second stop light), go down the hill, turn left and park on the right. The start and finish of the course is located behind the dog park.

Full recap and results will be available at usfdons.com.

San Francisco Dons Notes

- San Francisco kicked off the season with a men's first place and women's second place finish at its own invitational on September 2.

- Juniors Cheyne Inman and Ryan Courtwright led the way for the men, snagging first and second place in the men's 8K, finishing just one second apart. Inman's time is tops in the WCC.

- The Dons placed five men and two women in the top 10 of their respective races, with junior Jennifer Hartford recording the best finish for the women in fifth place with a time of 18:12.80.

- San Francisco's men hold three of the top five times in the conference and half of the top 10. The USF women also hold five of the top 10 times in the WCC after two weekends of races.