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Kelsey Santisteban
Courtesy: Cal Athletics
Santisteban Earns All-Pac-12 Honors
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/27/2012

Nov. 27, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California sophomore Kelsey Santisteban earned All-Pac-12 Second Team Cross Country honors, the league announced.

Santisteban earned league accolades after she placed ninth overall to lead Cal in the Pac-12 Championships on Oct. 27 in Santa Clarita, Calif. She finished the 6,000-meter race in 20:30 to pace the Golden Bears in the conference event.

The sophomore earned a berth in the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky. with a season-best time of 19:15 in the 6,000-meter race in the NCAA Regionals in Seattle. Santisteban finished the prestigious NCAA Championships 70th overall with a time of 20:34 in the 6,000-meter race.

Santisteban competed in three races earlier in the fall, placing 10th in the Badger Invitational in Madison, Wisc. with a time of 19:57 in the 6,000-meter race, third in the Panorama Farms Invitational in Charlottesville, Va. with a time of 17:37 in the 5,000-meter race, and second in the season-opening USF Invitational in San Francisco with a time of 17:08 in the 5,000-meter race.

The top seven finishers at the Pac-12 Championships are named to the first team. The eighth through 14th finishers at the Conference Championships are placed on the second team. Athletes names are listed below are in alphabetical order.

All-Pac-12 Women's Cross Country Team

First Team
Jennifer Bergman, Sr., Arizona
Jordan Hasay, Sr., Oregon
Elvin Kibet, Jr., Arizona
Kathy Kroeger, Sr., Stanford
Amanda Mergaert, Sr., Utah
Alexi Pappas, RS-Sr., Oregon
Allie Woodward, RS-Fr., Oregon

Second Team
Aisling Cuffe, So., Stanford
Lindsay Flanagan, Sr., Washington
Megan Goethals, Jr., Washington
Shelby Houlihan, So., Arizona State
Shalaya Kipp, Jr., Colorado
Kelsey Sanisteban, So., California
Jessica Tonn, Jr., Stanford

Athlete of the Year
Jordan Hasay, Sr., Oregon

Newcomer of the Year
Cayla Hatton, Fr., Stanford
Allie Woodward, RS-Fr., Oregon

Coach of the Year
Robert Johnson, Oregon

All-Pac-12 Men's Cross Country Team

First Team
Trevor Dunbar, Sr., Oregon
Lawi Lalang, So., Arizona
Joe Rosa, So., Stanford
Stephen Sambu, Sr., Arizona
Parker Stinson, Jr., Oregon
Blake Theroux, So., Colorado
Lane Werley, So., UCLA

Second Team
Hugh Dowdy, So., Colorado
Nick Happe, Sr., Arizona State
Jake Hurysz, So., Colorado
Benjamin Johnson, Sr., Stanford
Martin Medina, Sr., Colorado
Pierce Murphy, RS-Fr., Colorado
Aric VanHalen, Sr., Colorado

Athlete of the Year
Lawi Lalang, So., Arizona

Newcomer of the Year
Trevor Dunbar, Sr., Oregon

Coach of the Year
Mark Wetmore, Colorado


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