Sept. 22, 2005
UPCOMINGThe University of New Mexico men's and women's cross country teams travel to California for the 32nd edition of the Stanford Cross Country Invitational. More than 3,000 runners representing universities and high schools from around the country make the Stanford Invite the largest cross country meet in Northern California. The women's 6,000-meter race gets underway at 6:15 p.m. (MST), followed by the men's 8K at 6:45 at the Stanford Golf Course.
RUNNING FOR THE LOBOSNine women and seven men will toe the line for New Mexico on Saturday in Stanford.
The UNM women's varsity team will be comprised of: Sr. Jacquelyne Gallegos, Sr. Janice Tosa, Jr. Riann Lucy, Jr. Timmie Murphy, So. Lindsay Barr, So. Leslie Luna, and So. Melanie Velarde. Sophomore Sheyenne Lewis and freshman Seny Archuleta will also make the trip, but will run in the non-scored 5,000-meter race at 5:10 p.m. (MST).
MEET INFORMATION/RESULTSComplete results and information about the Stanford Invitational can be found on the official website of the Stanford University Athletic Department
Clarke and Lobos return to Stanford for first time since 2002 victory.Senior Cameron Clarke returns to the site of one of the finest races of his career this weekend when he leads UNM back to Stanford for the first time since 2002. On Sept. 28, 2002, Clarke, then a sophomore, clocked the second-fastest 8K time in head coach Matt Henry's tenure, crossing the line in 23:51 to lead the Lobo men to an impressive victory (61 pts.) over the 30-team field. The win was the men's third straight to open the `02 season, propelling the squad to a No. 27 ranking in the national poll.
Clarke matched the highest finish of his career, placing second, and was one of four Lobos to finish among the top-20 at the 2002 Stanford Invite. Then-junior Matt Gonzales ran fourth, followed by freshman Jeremy Johnson (16th) and junior Ben Ortega (17th).
The UNM women, meanwhile, placed a respectable 17th in the 33-team field three years ago. The Lobos were running their first meet without then-sophomore Jacquelyne Gallegos, who was lost for the remainder of the season after her devastating car accident the week before.