Oct. 16, 2011
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The UC Davis women's cross country team was paced by two runners in the top 35 and finished sixth overall while Jonathan Peterson turned in an 11th-place finish individually on Sunday at the NCAA Pre-National Invitational hosted by Indiana State in Terre Haute.
Sarah Sumpter was 25th overall in a time of 21:27 and was followed by Krista Drechsler, who came in 29th in a time of 21:32. Alycia Cridebring finished 36th in a time of 21:42, marking the second straight meet in which Sumpter, Drechsler and Cridebring have finished as the top three for UC Davis.
"It was nice to have everyone in action and overall the women executed a good race," said assistant coach Kim Conley. "It was an improvement over Stanford, but we still have a little work to be done especially with the top runners. Now we'll concentrate on going head-to-head at the conference meet and get ready to get after it."
In the team's first meet since Sept. 24, the Aggies also saw Kristine Lozoya finish 57th in a time of 22:01. Freshman Katie Fry clocked in at 22:20 while Kristina Taylor turned in a time of 22:26. Samantha Kearney rounded out the scoring for UC Davis with her time of 22:51.
Peterson's time of 24:27 in the men's 8K race earned him an 11th-place finish.
The next Aggie to cross the line would be Axel Stanovsky who clocked in at 26:04. He was followed by Gregor Lloyd-Smith's time of 26:24 while Alex Summers finished in a time of 26:46. Grayson Hough recorded a time of 26:49 while Trevor Halsted crossed in a time of 26:59.
Drew Petersen's time of 27:35 completed the scoring for the Aggie men, who finished 25th overall.
Colorado claimed the men's team title with 82 points while Florida State won the women's championship with 46 points.
UC Davis takes a week off before resuming action at the 2011 Big West Conference Cross Country Championships on Oct. 29 in Riverside, Calif.