Sept. 20, 1997
Cal Women Finish Third; Men Finish Fifth
Elissa Riedy Beats All NCAA Competition
FRESNO, Calif.- The California women's cross country team took third place, while the men finished fifth at the Fresno Invitational.
Elissa Riedy beat all NCAA competition with a time of 17:40, finishing second in a field of 84. She finished just four seconds behind open competitor Magdelena Loule (17:36). The Bears finished third overall with 86 points. Brigham Young won the meet (26), followed by Utah (58).
Riedy, a sophomore from Fremont, California, had a 5:41 per mile pace in the 5k race. Delena had a rate of 5:41 per mile.
Genivieve DeBose was the next Bear to cross in 11th place (18:32), then Ally Lombardi came in at 19:24, good for 21st place.
The men's top finisher was Bill McMorran, crossing the finish line at 26:46. Steve Immel was next for the Bears, finishing 24th with a time of 27:12. Chuch Gatchell finished 29th (27:23). The men finished fifth, BYU won the meet with 21 points, Utah followed with 47, Fresno State had 99 points for third, Cal Poly SLO was fourth 112.
The next meet for Cal is September 27th at the Stanford Invitational.