Sept. 15, 1997
Golden Bears Travel To Fresno Invitational
Sat. Sept. 20 at Fresno Invitational, Fresno, CA 9:00 a.m. Woodward Park (men 8K, women 5K)
BEARS TRAVEL TO FRESNOThe California men's and women's cross country teams travel to their second competition of the season at the Fresno Invitational in Woodward Park on Saturday, Sept. 20. Head coach Tony Sandoval will take the Bears "A" team on the women's side and the men's "B" team to Fresno. The Bears got the season underway Sept. 6 at the Nevada Invitational, finishing second to defending NCAA champion Stanford in both the men's and women's races.
Cal head coach Tony Sandoval is in his sixth season at the helm of the combined men's and women's cross country program, after heading up the Bears women's program since 1982. He is assisted for the second consecutive season by Richie Boulet, a six-time track and cross country All-American at Cal, and Magdalena Lewy, a former Bear cross country runner and All-American trackster.
The Bears finished second to defending NCAA Champion Stanford in both the men's and women's competition at the Nevada Invitational Sept. 6. On the women's side, Cal was led by junior Elissa Riedy's third place finish (18:49), followed by Lori Riedy (5th, 19:40), Genevieve DeBose (8th, 20:01), Tiffany Hansen (10th, 20:11), Oasii Lucero (15th, 20:26), Amber Pierce (19th, 20:57), Ally Lombardi (20th, 21:06). For the Golden Bear men, sophomore Peter Gilmore claimed fourth place (21:23), followed by Chris Maier (8th, 21:50), Mike Blair (9th, 21:59), Peter Egerton (11th, 22:09), Simon Mudd (12th, 22:18), Nick Rattray (13th, 22:30), Chuck Gatchell (18th, 23:31).
ON THE HORIZON
The Golden Bears next competition is Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Stanford Invitational. Competition begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Stanford Golf Course.