Oct. 29, 2005
TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona State University cross country teams traveled to the Dell Urich Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday to compete in the 2005 Pac-10 Cross Country Championships hosted by Arizona and returned home with a pair of runner-up finishes on the women's side at the annual meet.
The women set another school record point total with 39 points and finished second to Stanford (33 points), who captured its 10th Pac-10 meet in a row. On the men's side, the Cardinal won their sixth crown in a row with 46 points while Arizona was second at 78 points and the Sun Devils fifth with 125 points.
In the women's race, Amy Hastings made a late charge to try and track down two Stanford runners that broke from the pack, catching one runner to finish second in 20:40 while SU's Arianna Lambie took the title in 20:20. Three other Sun Devils placed among the Top 10 in the meet, including Anna Masinelli (seventh, 21:04), Jenna Kingman (ninth, 21:06) and Victoria Jackson (10th, 21:12) while Rachel Ellison (12th, 21:18) rounded out the scoring for the women. Also competing in the meet for the women were Cassie Rios (21st, 21:48), Corey Randall (26th, 22:01), Angela Spadafino (36th, 22:31), Whitney Hardt (43rd, 22:40) and Brooke Bennett (did not finish).
On the men's side, Ryan Warrenburg paced the Sun Devils as he finished 11th overall in 24:38 and was followed across the line by Casey Burchill in 15th place at 24:54. J.J. Duke (25th, 25:08), Joey Heller (34th, 25:19) and Eric Dall (42nd, 25:38) rounded out the scoring positions for the men. Kal Clark (45th, 25:43), Roger Cahill (48th, 25:46), Jeremy Cramer (58th, 26:16), Velibor Radejovic (69th, 26:56) and David Mehlhorn (73rd, 27:15) also competed for the Sun Devils in the meet.
Overall on the day, the women again broke the school record for low-point total they set a year ago as they scored 39 points to better the previous mark of 47. The women's score marked just the third time in program history that the Sun Devils have scored below the 50-point mark in a championship meet with the third instance coming last year at the regional race where ASU was second with 45 points. In all, the women have finished second in the Pac-10 each of the past three seasons and six of the last seven meets.
The men and women will take one week off from competition before heading to Stanford Nov. 12 when they compete in the NCAA West Region Championships with a spot in the NCAA Championships on the line.