Cross Country Takes Fourth, Seventh at Stanford Invite
Danielle Shanahan and Grace Graham-Zamudio paced the LMU women to a fourth place finish while the men took seventh overall.
STANFORD, Calif. - Paced by Danielle Shanahan's fourth place individual finish, the LMU women's cross country team took fourth overall at the Stanford Invitational Saturday morning. The men's squad was led by Daniel Gibson and placed seventh as a team.
Shanahan took fourth among all competing collegiate runners on the 6k course, finishing in 21:02. Grace Graham-Zamudio also placed in the top-10 for the second straight year, finishing seventh in 21:09. Kayla de Bondt was 19th in 21:37, Chloe Curtis was 39th in 22:16 and Lorena Garcia was 49th in 22:35 to round out the scoring Lions.
Among 21 scoring Division I teams, Stanford took first in the women's team scoring, finishing with 71 points. UC Davis was second with 94 points, Cal Poly was third with 117 points and LMU was fourth with 118 points.
For the men it was Gibson who led the Lion contingent, but the group ran tight as all seven competitors finished within 32 places of one another. Gibson placed 36 among collegiate runners, completing the 8k course in 24:50. Freshman Christopher Fredlund was 44th in 24:58, Brandon Vientos was 45th in 24:58, Jack Polerecky was 52nd in 25:09 and Michael Vorgitch was 53rd in 25:10.
Among 17 competing Division I teams, LMU placed seventh with 230 points. Washington State won the team title with 73 points, followed by UC Santa Barbara in second (74 points) and Stanford in third (75 points).
The Lion squads take a break from competition until Saturday, Oct. 18 when they travel to Terre Haute, Ind., for the Pre National Invitational.
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