Men Take Second, Women Third at Stanford Invite
Senior Weston Strum led the LMU men's charge with a third place finish while Grace Graham-Zamudio was eighth overall for the women at the Stanford Invite.
Sept. 28, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Led by Weston Strum's third place finish and Grace Graham-Zamudio's eighth place finish, the LMU men's and women's cross country teams placed second and third, respectively, Saturday morning at the Stanford Invitational held at the Stanford Golf Course.
It was a tight finish for the top runners in the men's 8k as Stanford's Erik Olson and Jim Rosa went 1-2 in 24:25, followed by Strum in third in 24:27. LMU had three individuals in the top 10 as Drew Dalton placed seventh in 25:13 and Kevin Joerger was ninth in 25:20.
Stanford took the team crown with 25 points, followed by LMU in second with 50 points. North Dakota State was third with 105 points and San Francisco was fourth with 113 points.
In the women's 6k, Graham-Zamudio was the Lions' top finisher for the third time this season, placing eighth in 21:37. Freshman Danielle Shanahan was 13th overall (among collegiate runners) in 22:06 and Brittnie Munoz was 21st in 22:25.
The Lions were third in the team standings with 103 points, trailing just first=place Stanford (33 points) and second-place Sac State (83 points).
LMU is back in action Saturday, Oct. 5, traveling to Fayetteville, Ark., to compete in the Chile Pepper Invitational.