Cowboys win Hurricane Festival
Roundup: Stanford edges Cal to win San Francisco Invitational
TULSA, Okla. -- Two-time defending national champion Oklahoma State put five redshirt freshmen in the top 10 on Saturday, winning the men’s division of the Hurricane Festival.
Kirubel Erassa won the race for the Cowboys, completing the four-mile event in 20:25. Kevin Colon finished just two seconds behind Erassa in second. Neal Smith was sixth for the Cowboys at 20:33.
Nick Thorp and David Osborne rounded out the Cowboys' top five finishers with eighth- and ninth-place finishes, respectively.
No. 2 Stanford at San Francisco Invitational
The Cardinal men edged California for the title, scoring 27 points to the Golden Bears 32. Brendan Gregg returned from action after a redshirt season and showed top form, winning the 8,000-meter race in 24:23. Gregg redshirted last season after suffering an injury in preseason, but is back for his fifth year in 2011.
Also running well was Tyler Stutzman who placed third in 24:36. He was joined in the top 10 by JT Sullivan, Andrew Berberick and Kevin Havel. Sullivan was sixth in 24:40, while Berberick was ninth (24:48) and Havel was 10th (24:57).
No. 6 Oklahoma at Tulsa Hurricane Festival
The Sooners finished second behind Oklahoma State. The No. 6 ranked men placed three runners in the top five, led by Taylor Wardall who finished the four-mile course in third with a time of 20 minutes, 27 seconds.
Frezer Legesse was close behind in fourth (20:31), followed by Danny Nicolls in fifth (20:31), Ryan Poland in 14th (21:30), Malcolm Wankel in 16th (21:43) and Ross Larimer in 19th (21:55).The No. 6 ranked men placed three runners in the top five, led by Taylor Wardall who finished the four-mile course in third with a time of 20 minutes, 27 seconds.
Walter "Brick" Stone Cross Country Invitational canceled
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The 16-team Walter "Brick" Stone Cross Country Invitational, scheduled Saturday at Bethpage State Park, has been canceled due to course damage caused by Hurricane Irene last weekend.
Fallen branches and trees on the course as well as the possibility of other potentially dangerous areas caused the New York State Park and Hofstra to cancel the race in the best interest of the competitors. Hofstra will not reschedule the meet.
Iona will now open its 2011 season on Sept. 17 in the Iona College Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park.