Melanie McClellan Finishes First To Lead Utah State To Cross Country Win
Oct. 12, 2001
LOGAN, Utah - Senior Melanie McClellan finished first with the time of 17:49 to lead the women to a 32 point first place victory in the Utah State Cross Country Invitational here on Friday. The meet was held at the Logan Golf and Country Club. The Utah State men's team also finished in first place with a score of 20 points.
The USU women's team score of 32 points was 20 better than runner-up Idaho State. Utah was third with 63 points in the five team race. On the men's side USU scored 20 points to beat runners-up Utah and Idaho State, which each scored 51 points.
"I was looking forward to this race," said McClellan, "Last week I didn't have a very good race. So I was kind of nervous."
Other Aggie women to finish in the top-20 were sophomores Kristen Coombs placing fourth with a time of 17:58 and Christi Howell placing 14th with a time of 18:20.
On the men's side senior Brick Bergeson led the 23rd-ranked men to their first place finish with a second place individual finish and a time of 23:34. Idaho State's Casey Crumrine came in first with a time of 23:23.
Other Aggie men to finish in the top-20 were senior Steve Prescott placing third with a time of 23:34, freshman Mike Nielson placing fourth with a time of 23:35, senior Mitch Zundel placing sixth with a time of 23:41, and sophomore Dusan Hlubocky with a seventh place finish and a time of 23:46.
The Aggies' next meet will be on Oct. 27 when they will travel to San Luis Obispo, Calif. to compete in the Big West Championships. The race begins at 9 a.m.
TEAM SCORES MEN 1. UTAH STATE-20 2. Utah-51 2. Idaho State-51 4. Valparaiso-114 5. Wyoming-129
WOMEN 1. UTAH STATE-32 2. Idaho State-52 3. Utah-63 4. Wyoming 5. Valpraiso-100
1. Creasy Crumrine, Idaho State 23:23
2. Brick Bergeson, Utah State 23:34
3. Steve Prescott, Utah State 23:34
4. Mike Nielson, Utah State 23:35
5. Ryan Jenks, Ricks 23:36
WOMEN 1. Melanie McClellan, Utah State 17:49 2. Tiffany Rust, Brigham Young 17:49 3. Angie Bensen, Angie Benson 17:53 4. Kristen Coombs, Utah State 17:58 5. Amanda Archuleta, Utah Valley State 17:58
Other USU Finishers MEN 6. Mitch Zundel 23:41 7. Dusan Hlubocky 23:46 21. Jesse Hodges 24:33 29. Demetrio Cabanillas 25:03 33. Travis Dean 25:20 44. Jake Geyer 25:53 46. Jose Avalos 25:57 62. Ryan Achatz 26:51