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Sun Devil XC Runners Sweep Mesa Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 10/17/2008
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Oct. 17, 2008

 

TEMPE, Ariz.Daniel Lovell and Maureen Stringham were the top finishers for the Arizona State University cross country team while their unattached teammates, Brandon Bethke and Kate Lydy, won the men’s and women’s 5,000m race, respectively, at the Mesa Thunderbird Invitational Friday morning at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. The event featured one race with most of the men’s runners running a full 8,000m course and all women running a 5,000m course with the Sun Devil men also running the 5,000m race.

Lovell was the fourth overall finisher and first runner representing a university team as he broke the tape in 15:47, only seven seconds off the winning pace of Bethke (15:40). Fellow Sun Devils Alonso Contreras and Jeff Helmer (both running unattached to ASU) finished second (15:40) and third (15:46) overall, respectively, and freshman Matt Boughton (unattached) was fifth (15:48) while five of the seven Sun Devils in uniform placed in the Top 10. Collin Eckelman was sixth in 15:48 while Craig Nobles (15:57), Nectaly Barbosa (15:59) and Zach Mason (15:59) finished eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively. Michael Anderson (16th in 16:52) and Jordan Hall (23rd, 17:27) rounded out the uniformed runners for ASU.

For the second meet in a row at Kiwanis Park, Lydy (running unattached) was the top female finisher, this time lowering her winning time to 18:11 after winning the ASU Invitational in 18:20 two weeks ago. Lydy also placed 25th overall in the 56-person race and was followed across the line by her unattached teammates of Cherise McNair (second in 18:43) and Natasa Vulic (fourth in 19:01). Stringham was the top ASU runner in uniform as she was 12th among women’s runners in 19:57 while Rebecca Greenwald came in just behind her in 13th place at 20:04.

The remainder of the Sun Devil runners will compete Saturday morning at the NCAA Pre-National Meet in Terre Haute, Ind., the site of the 2008 NCAA Championships. The women will run the 6,000m race at 11:35 a.m. EST while the men’s 8,000m race starts at 12:50 p.m. EST.

 5,000m RUN

 Team

M/F

Overall

Gender

 Time

 Brandon Bethke

 Unattached

M

1

1

 15:40

 Alonso Contreras

 Unattached

M

2

2

 15:40

 Jeff Helmer

 Unattached

M

3

3

 15:46

 Daniel Lovell

 Arizona State

M

4

4

 15:39

 Matt Boughton

 Unattached

M

5

5

 15:46

 Collin Eckelman

 Arizona State

M

6

6

 15:47

 Noberto Robles

 Unattached

M

7

7

 15:52

 Craig Nobles

 Arizona State

M

8

8

 15:57

 Nectaly Barbosa

 Arizona State

M

9

9

 15:59

 Zach Mason

 Arizona State

M

10

10

 15:59

 A Runner

 

M

11

11

 16:24

 Scott Campbell

 Unattached

M

12

12

 16:28

 Mason McHenry

 Unattached

M

13

13

 16:30

 Steven Ems

 Unattached

M

14

14

 16:31

 Stephen Olson

 Unattached

M

15

15

 16:35

 Andrew Kaehr

 Unattached

M

16

16

 16:40

 Michael Anderson

 Arizona State

M

17

17

 16:52

 Sid Walters

 Unattached

M

18

18

 16:52

 Kyle Goklish

 Sports Warriors

M

19

19

 16:55

 Angel Sanchez

 Paradise Valley

M

20

20

 17:08

 Julio Zuniga

 Unattached

M

21

21

 17:10

 Taylor Ford

 Unattached

M

22

22

 17:25

 Jordan Hall

 Arizona State

M

23

23

 17:27

 Josh Walker

 Unattached

M

24

24

 17:37

 Kate Lydy

 Unattached

F

25

1

 18:11

 John Kline

 Unattached

M

26

25

 18:33

 Cherise McNair

 Unattached

F

27

2

 18:43

 Hailey Hanna

 Paradise Valley

F

28

3

 18:57

 Natasa Vulic

 Unattached

F

29

4

 19:01

 A Runner

 

M

30

26

 19:28

 Mary Rhodes

 Northern Arizona

F

31

5

 19:34

 Samantha Meyerhoff

 Mesa

F

32

6

 19:36

 Kacee Hildebrandt

 Paradise Valley

F

33

7

 19:40

 Catherine Loden

 Unattached

F

34

8

 19:44

 Natalie Robinson

 Paradise Valley

F

35

9

 19:50

 Ashley Wimmer

 Unattached

F

36

10

 19:50

 Lauren Hill

 Northern Arizona

F

37

11

 19:53

 Maureen Stringham

 Arizona State

F

38

12

 19:57

 Rebecca Greenwald

 Arizona State

F

39

13

 20:04

 Stephine Johnson

 Dine

F

40

14

 20:17

 Taylor Ross

 Mesa

F

41

15

 20:20

 Erin Sesemann

 Paradise Valley

F

42

16

 20:22

 Bobbi Cooley

 Paradise Valley

F

43

17

 20:30

 Mary Ricks

 Mesa

F

44

18

 20:33

 Charlotte Christopher

 Unattached

F

45

19

 20:51

 Erin Norris

 Mesa

F

46

20

 20:53

 Joseph City

 Run Like The Wind

F

47

21

 20:57

 Carol Facinelli

 Unattached

F

48

22

 21:01

 Courtney Jackson

 Dine

F

49

23

 21:22

 Courtney Golden

 Unattached

F

50

24

 21:44

 Nicole Dinae

 Dine

F

51

25

 22:09

 Megan Young

 Paradise Valley

F

52

26

 22:33

 A Runner

 

F

53

27

 22:51

 Alandria Reid

 Dine

F

54

28

 22:58

 Brooke Eulate

 Mesa

F

55

29

 23:02

 Dannielle Cohoe

 Dine

F

56

30

 24:08

 

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