Aggie Women Set for Pac-12 Preview

The UC Davis women will face a strong field, including No. 27 Texas, on Friday. (Wayne Tilcock)
 
The UC Davis women will face a strong field, including No. 27 Texas, on Friday. (Wayne Tilcock)
 

Sept. 20, 2012

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AGGIE WOMEN SET FOR PAC-12 PREVIEW
• The UC Davis women's cross country team will travel south to compete at the Pac-12 Preview, hosted by UCLA on Friday, Sept. 21 at Robinson's Ranch Golf Course in Santa Clarita, Calif.
• The women's 5K race will begin at 5:40 p.m.

FOLLOW THE AGGIES LIVE
• Live results will be available for Friday's meet... Visit ucdavisaggies.com or uclabruins.com to access the links.

SCOUTING THE FIELD
• The UC Davis women are part of a competitive field that includes No. 27 Texas and Big West Conference foes Cal Poly and Long Beach State... Clemson, Northern Arizona and host UCLA round out the women's field.
• Friday marks UC Davis' debut at the Pac-12 Preview... It is also the first time UCLA has hosted a cross country meet since the 2002 Pac-10 Championships.

A LOOK AT THE AGGIE WOMEN
• Competing for UC Davis at Friday's meet will be Alycia Cridebring, Katie Fry, Shannon Harcus, Christine Hoffman, Raquel Lambdin, Kristine Lozoya, Sarah Sumpter, Hilary Teaford and Lauren Wallace.
• Cridebring won the women's 4K race at the season-opening Aggie Open in a time of 14:05... The women swept the top four spots as Cridebring was followed by Sumpter (14:08), Lozoya (14:08.5) and freshman Hoffman (14:09.4).
• Lambdin paced the Aggie women at the Hornet Jamboree on Sept. 8, finishing fifth overall in a time of 17:52.3.

RECAP: HORNET JAMBOREE (9/8)
• Led by Raquel Lambdin, the UC Davis women finished fourth overall as six newcomers and three returners all finished in the top 60... Three Aggie women placed in the top 30.
• Lambdin was fifth overall in a time of 17:52.3 and was followed by freshman Anna Welsh who was 16th in a time of 18:21.4... Venus Shabgahi, also in her first season as an Aggie, was 26th in a time of 18:46.3.
• The men saw Eric Neill and Jordon Rushing finish within close reach of one another in just their second race in an Aggie singlet... Neill was 21st in a time of 20:34.6 while Rushing came in 23rd in a time of 20:41.2... The men were fifth.
• All seven Aggie men finished in the top 50 with five freshmen and two sophomores comprising the field for UC Davis.

COMING UP NEXT • Both UC Davis squads return to action on Sept. 29 at the Stanford Invitational.