PALO ALTO, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2000) BYU underclassmen continued to shine as the Cougars placed five runners in the top 10 to win the Collegeiate Race at the Stanford Invitational Saturday. In a field of 30 teams, BYU finished with a score of 36 to beat a Stanford team that came in second with 45. The third-place team, Cal State Chico, had a combined team score of 180.
The top two runners for BYU were redshirt freshmen Katie Martin, who crossed the line second place in a time of 18:29, and Amy Bair, who finished third in 18:36. Martin has scored for BYU in each of the first three races of this season. Baird, meanwhile, has been recovering from injuries that kept her out until this race.
Coach Patrick Shane was pleased with his team's performance, especially the emergence of Bair as one of the top runners.
"I just can't say enough about Amy Bair's race," Shane said. "For her to come out and run so well, especially after the injuries she's had, it really says a lot about how far she's come."
Sophomore Jamie Philburn (18:59) was the third Cougar finisher, placing ninth overall, and senior Tara Haynes (19:02) was just behind her in tenth. Sarah Ellis (19:09) rounded out the scoring for BYU, finishing in 12th place.
Stanford was the only other team with multiple top-ten finishers, placing three runners in the lead pack. But the Cougars' depth allowed them to come away with the win.
BYU will take next weekend off in preparation for the Pre-national Invitational Oct. 14 in Ames, Iowa.
1. BRIGHAM YOUNG 36
2. STANFORD 45
3. CAL STATE CHICO 180
4. ASUZA PACIFIC 195
5. HUMBOLT STATE 232
6. CLAREMONT-MUDD SCRIP 258
7. SIMON FRASER 266
8. CAL BAPTIST 269
9. FRESNO PACIFIC 286
10. UC DAVIS 300
WOMEN'S OPEN RACE
PLACE NAME AFFILIATION TIME
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1 Malindi Elmore STANFORD 18:29
2 Katie Martin BRIGHAM YOUNG 18:30
3 Amy Bair BRIGHAM YOUNG 18:36
4 Kathy Lenno SONOMA STATE 18:40
5 Laura Bishop POMONA PITZER 18:43
6 Latesha Jones AZUSA PACIFIC U 18:53
7 Ann Ramsey STANFORD 18:56
8 Katherine Hoffman STANFORD 18:57
9 Jaime Philburn BRIGHAM YOUNG 18:59
10 Tara Haynes BRIGHAM YOUNG 19:02
OTHER BYU FINISHERS:
12 Sarah Ellis 19:09
19 Katie Rice 19:24
21 Marie Hodson 19:32
22 Kim Nelson 19:46
27 Kristen Edwards 19:49
30 Jolee Gillespie 19:51
63 Emily Mars 20:28