Jones Wins Stanford Invite, Men 2nd
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 02, 1999
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PALO ALTO, Calif. (Oct. 2) - The University of Arizona men's cross country team finished second in an elite field at the Stanford Invitational Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif. Senior Micheil Jones led the Wildcat men, winning his third straight meet. The Arizona women finished seventh at the meet.

Jones edged Stanford's Thomas Murley at the finish, completing the 8,000 meters at the Stanford Golf Course in 24:19. Stanford, ranked No. 2 in the nation, took home the men's team title with 37 points, while No. 7 Arizona was second with 46. The two teams dominated the rest of the field, as Washington finished third with 105 points.

Junior David Lopez also had a strong race for the Wildcat men, finishing eighth in 24:48. Sophomores Steve Smith and Tom Prindiville finished 11th and 12th, respectively in 24:57 and 25:01. Fellow sophomore Mike Cramer was 14th in 25:04, and senior Brent Pedersen was 16th in 25:10.

The No. 16 Arizona women finished seventh with 185 points. No. 1 Stanford took home the team title with 36 points, while No. 2 Arkansas was second with 51.

Sophomore Tara Chaplin was the Wildcats' top runner, finishing 11th in 17:29. Sophomore Erin Doherty placed 37th in 18:03. Sophomore Jennifer Burris and junior Katrin Engelen finished 46th and 47th, respectively, in 18:12 and 18:13. Redshirt freshman Kimberly Bates was 59th in 18:27.

The Wildcats will not compete next weekend, but resume competition Oct. 16 at the Pre-NCAA Invitational in Bloomington, Indiana.