DAVIS, Calif. – Stanford freshman Danielle Katz won the Doc Adams cross country invitational and led a Cardinal-affiliated sweep of the top seven places in the women’s race at Putah Creek Reserve.
Katz made a bid to be included in Stanford’s regional team, by winning the 6-kilometer (3.73 miles) race in 20:57 and leading the first-place Cardinal to a perfect 15 points. It was the first collegiate victory for the former Los Gatos (Calif.) High standout in her second official meet for the Cardinal.
Emma Fisher, a Stanford freshman running unattached to preserve a redshirt season, was second in 21:04 and was followed by four consecutive Cardinal’s, led by third-place Claudia Saunders (21:08).
The 8K (4.97 miles) men’s race was won by former Stanford runner Justin Marpole-Bird in a duel with Stanford redshirt Thomas Graham, running unattached, 24:07 to 24:08. Stanford-affiliated runners took the first four places and six of the top seven.
Joe Rosa, Stanford’s No. 1 runner most of last season, ran his first race of the year after an injury and placed third in 24:13. He ran unattached and likely will redshirt.
Stanford sophomore Jack Bordoni was the top official collegiate runner, placing ninth in 24:38. Stanford had four official runners, but did not field a complete team.
Stanford next competes at the NCAA West Regional on Friday at Haggin Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento. While the No. 6 Stanford men’s team seems set, the No. 18 women’s lineup possibly could be influenced by the Doc Adams results.
Here are the winners and Stanford’s results:
Individual winner: Justin Marpole-Bird (unattached) 24:07. Stanford: 9, Jack Bordoni 24:38; 14, Kevin Bishop 25:10; 21, Kenny Krotzer 25:25; 23, Will Drinkwater 25:29.
Stanford’s unattached: 2, Thomas Graham 24:08; 3, Joe Rosa 24:13; 4, Jack Keelan 24:15; 6, Sam Wharton 24:25; 7, Ryan Silva 24:32; 13, Patrick Gibson 24:58; 19, Tom Coyle 25:21.
Team: 1, Stanford 15.
Individual winner: Danielle Katz (Stanford) 20:57. Stanford: 3, Claudia Saunders 21:08; 4, Tate Murray 21:11; 5, Justine Fedronic 21:16; 6, Julia Foster 21:23; 30, Jaye Buchbinder 23:17.
Stanford’s unattached: 2, Emma Fisher 21:04; 7, Vanessa Fraser 21:37; 9, Jackie Choucair 21:52.