Oct. 7, 2006
San Francisco, CA - The Saint Mary's men's and women's cross country teams had another fine showing today at the San Francisco State Invite this morning. The Gaels were led by their usual suspects, Karrie Hagedorn and Sean Hanley.
Before Saturdays race Head Coach Randy Rau offered his lead runner, Karrie Hagedorn, some words of advice: "Just run out in front." Hagedorn responded by medaling in the 6K race, finishing fourth overall in a field of 84. With the way Hagedorn has been running this season it was only a matter of time before she found herself in the Gael record books. Her time of 23:33 lands her seventh all time for the women's 6K.
Haley Hunsaker continued her impressive freshman campaign with a time of 24:41. In her first collegiate 6K race Hunsaker dashed into the Saint Mary's record books; securing the 12th best 6K time for a Gael.
Senior Clare Schwallie crossed the line third for the Gaels with a time of 25:05. Senior Claudia Aguilera finished fourth with a time 25:25. Deanna Price placed fifth for the Gaels with a time of 25:33.
Sophomores Jenna Zack and Ruzena Kovacic finished with times of 26:06 and 27:35, respectively. Junior Abigail Harris crossed with a time of 29:28. Sara Nownes rounded out the Gael harriers with a time of 32:01.
Overall, the women's team finished seventh. The Gaels posted wins over the University of the Pacific, Sonoma State and Cal State Monterey Bay.
On the men's side Senior Sean Hanley led the Gaels with a time of 28:54. Junior Alex Nabors placed second for the men with a time of 29:17. Nabors followed a recent Gael trend by setting his own personal best time. Nabors time of 29:17 beats his old personal best by four seconds. Sophomores David Stiles and Eric Villegas finished next, both with a time of 29:50. Michael Truxton placed fifth for the Gaels with a time of 30:23.
The Gaels return to action next weekend at the Bronco Invite from Santa Clara, CA.