Moreno Takes 10th At Stanford As Aggie Women Finish Strong

Sept. 25, 2004

STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Priscilla Moreno finished an impressive 10th at the Stanford Cross Country Invitational on Saturday in the women's 6-kilometer invitational race, leading UC Davis to a fifth-place finish at the Stanford Golf Course.

Jorge Murillo was 29th overall for the Aggie men, who finished in sixth place in their 8-kilometer invitational. The host Cardinal won both the men's and women's races which were run on the Stanford Golf Course.

Moreno, who captured the season-opening Aggie Open on Sept. 11, was timed in 22 minutes, 20 seconds, leading six Aggies who placed among the top 48 runners. Kim Conley was 22nd in 22:54, Michelle Solone was 27th in 23:02 and Kelsey Kaiser was 36th in 23:11. Lorin Scott (46th, 23:24) and Staci Stacionis (48th, 23:28), also placed in the top 50.

"We defenitely had some good performances today," said head coach Jason Jaques. "It was a warm day and conditions were on the difficult side but Priscilla Moreno ran a very good, consistent race."

The Aggie women scored 141 points for their top-five finish.

Murrilo was the top finisher for the UC Davis men, who scored 186 points and in sixth place. Murrillo, also a winner at the Aggie Open three weeks ago, covered the 8K course in 24:50 to lead the Aggies. Senior Will Merchad was 41st in 25:15, Tim Helms was one spot behind that in 25;16, Patrick Parsel was 57th in 25:37 and Chris Pecot was 65th in 25:50.



"The guys were fairly conservative, which was the game plan we wanted to go with," Jaques said. "They really worked the second and third miles a little bit and then paid a price on the hill on the backside but they came home strong."

UC Davis also had runners in the non-scored races with Carolyn Menard finishing seventh in the women's 5K in 20:01 while Dylan Haas led UC Davis in the men's 8K with a time of 27:55.

UC Davis returns to action next weekend at the Willamette Invitational.


5K Open
1. Kara June, unat., 18:33... 7, Carolyn Menard, 20:01; 46. Erica Gallegos, 21:44.

6K Invitational
TEAM (top 5) - 1. Stanford, 34, 2. Cal Poly, 84; 3. Chico State, 98; 4. UC Irvine, 113; 5. UC Davis, 141.

INDIVIDUAL (winner plus UCD) - 1. Anita Siraki, Stan, 21:14... 10. Priscilla Moreno, 22;20; 22. Kim Conley, 22:54; 27. Michelle Solone, 23:02; 36. Kelsey Kaiser, 23:11; 46. Lorin Scott, 23:24; 48. Staci Stacionis, 23:28; 60. Eva Gut, 23:40; 63. Lisa Novik, 23:46; 85. Erna Forgo, 24;29; 88. Katie Sheldon, 24:33.

8K Open
1. Tim McLeod, unat, 25:19... 32. Dylan Haas, 27:55; 35. Will Moroski, 28:08; 39. Blavir Sukhorukov, 28:44.

8K Invitational
TEAM (top 5) - 1. Cal Poly, 43; T2. Stanford, 79; Chico State, 79; 4. UC Santa Barbara, 111; 5. UC Irvine, 159... 6. UC Davis, 186.

INDIVIDUAL (winner plus UCD) - 1. Peter Meindl, Stan, 23:52... 29. Jorge Murillo, 24;50; 41. Will Merchad, 25:15; 42. Tim Helms, 25:16; 57; Patrick Parsel, 25:37; 65. Chris Pecot, 25:50; 67. Tony Ahr, 25:51; 84. K.C. Cody, 26:12.