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BYU Men, Women Finish Second at Cross Country Triple Crown

PROVO -- The No. 1 BYU women's cross country team and No. 28 men's team each finished second at the Triple Crown Invitational Saturday evening. Stanford, ranked No. 2 in both men's and women's polls, took both team titles from the Cougars.

The Cougar women, led by Sharolyn Shields (17:01.7), Laura Heiner (17:02.8), Elizabeth Jackson, (17:05.0) and Kara Ormond (17:12.3), were edged out by Stanford 31-33. Georgetown (64) finished third, followed by No. 7 Georgetown (64), No. 14 William and Mary (114), No. 21 Weber State (142) and Idaho State (147).

The Cardinal took the top two spots ahead of BYU's four-woman pack that finished third through sixth. Rounding out the scoring for the Cougars was freshman Sarah Ellett, the reigning Utah high school state champion, who finished in 15th place (17:37.3).

"It was everything we had hoped it would be and more, except for the fact that we didn't win," said Coach Patrick Shane. "It was a good match-up that showed that we aren't far off from where we need to be. The important thing, though, is that we are in shape for November, not September."

The BYU men staked an early claim to a spot in the top 25, as they edged out No. 19 Weber State 62-64 to claim second place on the men's side. No. 2 Stanford ran away with the team victory, finishing with an impressive score of 16 points. Idaho State finished in fourth with 98 points.

Despite Stanford's heavily talented squad, the Cougars kept it close through the first two miles of the four-mile course. Senior Matt Poulsen led the pack through the first mile before suffering a crippling asthma attack midway through the race. BYU's John Hedengren was the first runner to cross the two-mile mark before leading the team into the finish line in ninth place overall in a time of 20:06.1.

Hedengren led a tight, three-man Cougar pack that included Dula Parkinson in 10th place (20:07.7) and Randon Richards in 11th (20:08.0). Rounding out the scoring for BYU were Mark Lawson (16th) and Trevor Pettingill (18th).

"For the first meet, I felt really good about it," said Coach Sherald James. "Considering the limited number of practices that we've had, I feel we're coming along well. We will improve tremendously."

University Womens 3 Mile

1. Julia Stamps Stanford 16:48.4 1

2. Lauren Fleshman Stanford 16:48.7 2

3. Sharolyn Shields Brigham Young 17:01.7 3

4. Laura Heiner Brigham Young 17:02.8 4

5. Elizabeth Jackson Brigham Young 17:05.0 5

6. Kara Ormond Brigham Young 17:12.3 6

7. Mariel Ettinger Stanford 17:16.8 7

8. Kathy Newberry William & Mary 17:17.1 8

9. Kathleen Linck Georgetown 17:21.5 9

10. Caroline Annis Stanford 17:23.0 10

11. Laura Turner Stanford 17:24.1 11

12. Marni Kruppa Georgetown 17:29.1 12

13. Lorena Adams Georgetown 17:29.5 13

14. Kristen Gordon Georgetown 17:35.5 14

15. Sarah Ellett Brigham Young 17:37.3 15

16. Liz Churchville Georgetown 17:37.9 16

17. Katie Hotchkiss Stanford 17:41.5 17

18. Jordan Vaughn Idaho State 17:43.4 18

19. Mary Huang Stanford 17:44.9 19

20. Emily Enstice Georgetown 17:45.7 20

21. Lyndsay Jones Brigham Young 17:49.0 21

22. Jolee Gillespie Brigham Young 17:50.0 22

23. Laurel Hildebrant Brigham Young 17:53.7 -

24. Ann Ramsey Stanford 17:55.2 -

25. Jackie Jensen Weber State 17:56.6 23

26. Emily Furia William & Mary 17:57.1 24

27. Kelly Hansen Weber State 17:58.1 25

28. Cheryl Bauer William & Mary 18:00.4 26

29. Ali Mann William & Mary 18:00.8 27

30. Emily Mulick Idaho State 18:02.9 28

31. Melanie Steere Brigham Young 18:03.7 -

32. Susan Taylor Brigham Young 18:08.8 -

33. Dana Pascarella William & Mary 18:12.8 29

34. Rebecca Bennion Weber State 18:20.4 30

35. Shaluinn Fullove Stanford 18:22.5 -

36. Cynthia Losee Weber State 18:25.8 31

37. Christine Kohler Idaho State 18:26.5 32

38. Genny Minnoch Weber State 18:33.5 33

39. Norah Parkinson Idaho State 18:38.9 34

40. Charidy Joseph Idaho State 18:42.8 35

41. Angie Beck Weber State 18:44.6 36

42. Carrie Barlow Weber State 18:45.8 37

43. Amanda Buell William & Mary 18:49.2 38

44. Allison Snyder Georgetown 18:50.5 39

45. Adrienne Parker William & Mary 18:53.2 40

46. Robyn Hill Weber State 18:53.5 -

47. Erin Flynn Georgetown 18:55.6 -

48. Korin Miller William & Mary 18:56.3 -

49. Katrina de Boer Georgetown 18:57.4 -

50. Angie Poulsen Weber State 18:57.8 -

51. Alyssa Trimble Weber State 19:00.1 -

52. Kristy Tolman Weber State 19:17.4 -

53. Erin Sicher Georgetown 19:21.9 -

54. Rachel Bennion Weber State 19:27.2 -

55. Stephanie Hansen Weber State 19:39.3 -

56. Pam Lunn Idaho State 19:56.0 41

57. Colleen Flaherty Stanford 20:04.5 -

Team Results

1. Stanford 1, 2, 7, 10, 11 = 31

2. Brigham Young 3, 4, 5, 6, 15 = 33

3. Georgetown 9, 12, 13, 14, 16 = 64

4. William & Mary 8, 24, 26, 27, 29 = 114

5. Weber State 23, 25, 30, 31, 33 = 142

6. Idaho State 18, 28, 32, 34, 35 = 147

University Mens 4 Mile

1. Gabe Jennings Stanford 19:51.9 1

2. Thomas Murley Stanford 19:52.3 2

3. Jake Maas Stanford 19:52.8 3

4. Andrew Powell Stanford 19:53.2 4

5. Jason Schoenfeld Weber State 19:57.6 5

6. Joe Urbanski Stanford 19:58.3 6

7. Mark Jolley Weber State 20:03.3 7

8. Seth Hejny Stanford 20:03.9 8

9. John Hedengren Brigham Young 20:06.1 9

10. Dula Parkinson Brigham Young 20:07.7 10

11. Randon Richards Brigham Young 20:08.0 11

12. Emry Carr Idaho State 20:09.6 12

13. Jesse Thomas Stanford 20:09.9 13

14. Jed Johansen Weber State 20:12.5 14

15. Jamey Gifford Stanford 20:18.5 -

16. Mark Lawson Brigham Young 20:23.2 15

17. Casey Crumrine Idaho State 20:27.5 16

18. Trevor Pettingill Brigham Young 20:35.8 17

19. Scott Dickey Weber State 20:41.5 18

20. David Danley Brigham Young 20:41.7 19

21. Joe Wilson Weber State 20:49.1 20

22. Randy Reeder Idaho State 20:49.5 21

23. Nate Hill Weber State 20:50.9 22

24. Van Gunnell Idaho State 20:53.6 23

25. Hugh Christiansen Weber State 20:55.1 24

26. Matt Poulsen Brigham Young 20:56.1 25

27. Michael Stember Stanford 21:05.2 -

28. Brandon Briggs Idaho State 21:08.6 26

29. Jonathan Stevens Stanford 21:13.4 -

30. Nathan Harrison Brigham Young 21:15.7 -

31. Tyler Bushnell Brigham Young 21:21.6 -

32. Jeremy Tolman Weber State 21:27.7 -

33. Nic McCombs Brigham Young 21:31.7 -

34. Riley Cook Weber State 21:45.5 -

35. Chuck Riddle Idaho State 21:46.6 27

36. Gary Wilson Brigham Young 22:00.6 -

Team Results

1. Stanford 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 = 16

2. Brigham Young 9, 10, 11, 15, 17 = 62

3. Weber State 5, 7, 14, 18, 20 = 64

4. Idaho State 12, 16, 21, 23, 26 = 98