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Hot fun under the sun for Stanford runners in their own Invitational

Women's golf team gets rained out in Mason Rudolph Championships

While the Stanford women's golf team was forced inside due to heavy rains on the greens (and fairways, sand traps and everywhere else) at Vanderbilt Legend Golf Course, the Stanford cross country Invitational was taking place on the Stanford Golf Course under a hot sun Saturday.

The Cardinal women had a rainy off day in Franklin, TN and hope to complete the now two-round Mason Rudolph Championships on Sunday.

The Cardinal celebrated the good weather with a pair of lop-sided victories. The men swept the top five placed of the 8,000 meter course and the women placed their five scoring runners among the top nine.

The Stanford men ran in a pack for most of the race, with sophomore Chris Derrick pacing the way.

Derrick, Brendan Gregg, Benjamin Johnson and Jacob Riley each finished the race in 23:54, with Derrick earning the top spot.

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Miles Unterreiner came in 16 seconds later to finish the sweep.

Justin Marpole-Bird finished nine seconds behind Unterreiner, goof for seventh and Elliott Heath finished 12th in 24:32.

The women were led by freshman Kathy Kroeger, who finished third in the 6,000-meter race in 20:35. It was her first collegiate race.

Senior Kate Niehaus finished fourth with a time of 20:39, while Alex Dunne was sixth in 20:44, Alexandra Gits was seventh in 20:50 and Stephanie Marcy placed ninth with a time of 20:53.

Stanford competes at the UC Davis Doc Adams Invitational next Saturday.

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Hot fun under the sun for Stanford runners in their own Invitational

Women's golf team gets rained out in Mason Rudolph Championships

Uploaded: Sat, Sep 26, 2009, 7:25 pm

While the Stanford women's golf team was forced inside due to heavy rains on the greens (and fairways, sand traps and everywhere else) at Vanderbilt Legend Golf Course, the Stanford cross country Invitational was taking place on the Stanford Golf Course under a hot sun Saturday.

The Cardinal women had a rainy off day in Franklin, TN and hope to complete the now two-round Mason Rudolph Championships on Sunday.

The Cardinal celebrated the good weather with a pair of lop-sided victories. The men swept the top five placed of the 8,000 meter course and the women placed their five scoring runners among the top nine.

The Stanford men ran in a pack for most of the race, with sophomore Chris Derrick pacing the way.

Derrick, Brendan Gregg, Benjamin Johnson and Jacob Riley each finished the race in 23:54, with Derrick earning the top spot.

Miles Unterreiner came in 16 seconds later to finish the sweep.

Justin Marpole-Bird finished nine seconds behind Unterreiner, goof for seventh and Elliott Heath finished 12th in 24:32.

The women were led by freshman Kathy Kroeger, who finished third in the 6,000-meter race in 20:35. It was her first collegiate race.

Senior Kate Niehaus finished fourth with a time of 20:39, while Alex Dunne was sixth in 20:44, Alexandra Gits was seventh in 20:50 and Stephanie Marcy placed ninth with a time of 20:53.

Stanford competes at the UC Davis Doc Adams Invitational next Saturday.

— PA Weekly Online Sports

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