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Gallegos, Murphy Lead Impressive UNM Women At Stanford
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/25/2005
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

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Sept. 25, 2005

STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Jacquelyne Gallegos continued the stellar start to the cross country season with third place finish at the elite Stanford Invitational on Saturday evening at the Stanford Golf Course. Gallegos finished six seconds behind the winner, Cardinal All-American Arianna Lambie, completing the 6,000-meter course in 21:21. Junior Timmie Murhpy finished 12th (22:09) in one of the finest races of her career, helping to lead the UNM women to a strong 10th place finish in the 32-team field.

On the men's side, seniors Cameron Clarke (26th) and Nate Clem (27th) led a tight pack of New Mexico runners as the Lobos five scorers finished within 1:20 of each other. Clarke finished the 8K with a time of 24:39, one second ahead of Clem. UNM finished 9th (235 pts.) overall, but downed the only other Mountain Region team in the field, Texas Tech (10th - 253 pts.).

Stanford swept the men's and women's races, winning with scores of 50 and 31 points, respectively.

The UNM women also got solid scoring efforts from a trio of sophomores in Leslie Luna, Lindsay Barr and Melanie Velarde. Luna continued her resurgent season, finishing 64th overall with a time of 23:22, while Barr was 88th (23:43). Velarde, meanwhile, scored for the first time in her Lobo career, finishing 119th overall in the 227-runner field with a time of 24:14. Senior Janice Tosa (143rd - 24:38) and sophomore Sheyenne Lewis (159th - 24:52) rounded out the top-7.

Earlier in the day, freshman Seny Archuleta placed a strong 20th in the women's 5K race, completing the course with a time of 20:48.

Back in the men's race, the Lobos' close group of scorers included juniors Juan Ortega and Steven Martinez, and sophomore Joseph Garcia. Ortega had his best race of the year, placing a strong 69th in the 130-man field with a career-best time of 25:30. Martinez followed in 95th place (25:57) with Garcia three spots behind in 98th (25:59). Junior Brandon Vigil was New Mexico's No. 6 runner (118th - 26:11) in his second race of the year.

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