Women's Cross Country Sweeps ASU Invitational

TEMPE -- Extending their winning streak, the BYU women's cross country team took first place at the Arizona State Invitational Friday night. Kristen Ogden led the cougars in a sweep of the top five spots with a time of 17:37 on the 5K course. Amy Bair finished a close second in a sprint to the finish with Ogden.

"I didn't know Amy was coming on, but I heard footsteps and Amy was there," Ogden said. "It was kind of exciting ... it felt like I had her support. We just worked together and finished the race."

Coach Shane said he was little surprised to sweep the top five spots. "You just don't expect that -- a perfect score," he said. "There were a lot of good teams here, but most of them didn't have their top runners. But neither did we." Shane said this race will help him decide who to take to Pre-Nationals.

Both the men's and the women's teams race again Oct. 19, at Pre Nationals in Terra Haute, Ind.

Team results

1. BYU 15

2. ASU 75

3. New Mexico State 95

4. University of Arizona 112

BYU Finishers

1. Kristen Ogden 17:37

2. Amy Bair 17:37

3. Lisa Antonelli 17:43

4. Angela Benson 18:00

5. Jamie Cottle 18:05

7. Tiffany Rust 18:15

8. Emily Mars 18:17

9. Katie Moon 18:23

11. Anika Smith 18:43

12. Jami Valentine 18:43