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Cross Country Heads To BYU Invitational
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 09/14/1999

Sept. 14, 1999

STANFORD, Calif. -- The nationally-ranked Stanford men's and women's cross country teams will compete Saturday (Sept. 18) at the Brigham Young Invitational in Provo, Utah.

The Cardinal men had been originally scheduled to compete at the Fresno State Invitational, but has decided to competed at BYU. The Cardinal men will face BYU, Weber State, and Idaho State.

The 8,000 meter men's race will start at 6:00 p.m. (mt) followed by the women's 5,000 meter race at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Stanford's women's team, ranked #2 in the pre-season, will face stiff competition from top-ranked Brigham Young, #7 Georgetown, and #14 William & Mary. Other teams include Weber State and Idaho State.

The Cardinal men opened their season with an impressive first place showing at the Nevada Wolfpack Invitational on Sept. 4. Thomas Murley set the Nevada course and meet record (four miles) in 20:51. Six Stanford runners captured the first six places.

The Cardinal women captured first place honors at Nevada. Laura Turner led Stanford runners with a second place finish. She toured the 5,000 meter course in 18:47.

On Oct. 2, Stanford will host the 26th annual Stanford Cross Country Invitational, co-hosted by Palo Alto High school. The Stanford golf couse will serve as the setting for 19 races for high schools, colleges and open competitors.

The Stanford Invitational will start at 9:45 a.m. with four collegiate races starting at 3:45 p.m.


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