STANFORD, Calif. — In its first major meet of the season, Stanford put on a dominating display in sweeping the Stanford Invitational. Individual champion Chris Derrick led the men on the way to 27 points and a 25-point victory against second-place UCLA.
Derrick ran with teammate Jacob Riley for most of the race as the duo ran an even pace and controlled the tempo throughout. Derrick finished in 23:15, which was actually 23:14.1, but is rounded up. The time is the best time ever by a Stanford athlete on the 8,000-meter course and fourth best by any athlete. Riley was not far behind, finishing in 23:21. The time was also a personal best and ranks eighth in course history and third by a Stanford athlete.
Also with impressive runs for the men were Erik Olson and Benjamin Johnson who placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Olson was edged by Jon Peterson of UC Davis for third, but was nearly able to hang with Riley to the finish. Johnson also ran with the leaders for most of the race, eventually finishing with a time of 23:48.
Travis Edwards and Kenny Krotzer completed the Cardinal top seven in 40th and 51st place, respectively. Edwards finished with a time of 24:50, while Krotzer crossed the line in 25:04.
No. 10 Portland at Minnesota Griak Invitational
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — Portland took second place at the 26th annual Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by Minnesota on Saturday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course. The 24-team field included three nationally ranked programs. Junior Trevor Dunbar and senior Alfred Kipchumba posted top-10 finishes individually for the Pilots.
No. 11 North Carolina State won the team title in the 8K meet with a score of 96. Portland followed with 114 points, while the host No. 24 Golden Gophers were third at 153 points. Freshman Lawi Lalang from Arizona won the meet with a time of 23:15.5.
Dunbar placed sixth individually with a time of 23:57.6 and Kipchumba followed shortly in 10th at 24:21.9. Junior Lars Erik Malde placed 14th (24:31.5), while freshman Scott Fauble (41st, 24:51.6) and senior Craig Hopkins (43rd, 24:56.0) rounded out the scoring runners for the Pilots.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.