Saturday, October 13, 2007

Felnagle second, Husky women fourth in White section at Pre-Nationals...


TERRE HAUTE, Indiana--Bellarmine Prep standout Brie Felnagle (hip #14 in center, /photo by Paul Merca), now competing for the University of North Carolina, finished second in the White section of the Brooks Pre-National Cross Country Meet at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at the Wabash Valley Sports Center.

Colorado’s Jenny Barringer, who competed for Team USA at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships this summer, was the individual winner of the White section, running the 6000-meter course in 19:49.

Anita Campbell was the Huskies’ top performer, crossing the line 12th in a time of 20:33. 2007 NCAA 1500-meter finalist Amanda Miller followed in 35th place in 21:02, with sophomore Katie Follett one place behind (21:02).

Freshman Mel Lawrence was 45th in 21:10, and Dani Schuster rounded out the Husky scorers in 59th, running 21:20. Senior Trish Rasmussen was 81st in 21:34, while freshman Lauren Saylor finished 129th in 22:05.

Eighth-ranked Princeton won the team title in the White section with 149 points, followed by sixth-ranked Pac-10 rival Arizona State with 171, and 13th-ranked Michigan with 173 points.

The 12th-ranked University of Washington women’s cross country squad finished fourth, scoring 187 points.

In the women’s Blue section, the Washington State Cougars finished 17th, scoring 474 points.

Florida State’s Susan Kuijken took top honors in the Blue race, winning in 19:56, with Stanford’s Teresa McWalters and Ari Lambie going 2-3 in 20;01, and 20:02.

Pac-10 steeple champion Sara Trane led the Cougs, finishing in 21:07, placing 39th. Isley Gonzalez (71st, 21:26), Meghan Leonard (80th, 21:30), Collier Lawrence (115th, 21:55), and Ashlee Wall (169th, 22:28) were the other four Washington State scorers.

Chelsea Vandebrake (180th, 22:38), and Lisa Egami (202nd, 22:58) rounded out the WSU finishers Saturday.

McWalters and Lambie’s 2-3 individual placing propelled the number-1 ranked Cardinal to the team title with 102 points, while the 11th ranked Florida State Seminoles took second with 123 points, and ninth-ranked Michigan State was third with 178 points.

The Husky men, who came into the Pre-Nationals ranked #27 in this week’s United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings, finished 16th in the Blue section, scoring 381 points.

Fifteenth-ranked Northern Arizona, led by individual winner Lopez Lomong (23:03 for 8 kilometers) took the team title, scoring 124 points. Fourth-ranked Iona finished second with 136 points, and unranked California finished third with 157 points.

Behind Lomong were Robert Curtis of Villanova in 23:10, and Emmanuel Bor of Alabama in 23:19.

The Huskies were led by Sundodger champion Jon Harding in 24:11, good for 52nd place. Senior Carl Moe finished 64th in 24:15, followed by Kelly Spady in 67th (24:15). Austin Abbott was 95th in 24:37, and freshman Max O’Donoghue-McDonald rounded out the Washington scorers in 103rd in 24:41.

Riley Booker (117th, 24:47), and Adam Shimer (165th, 25:07) were the final two Washington finishers.

In the White section, 20th-ranked Texas-El Paso took top honors, scoring 129 points, followed by third ranked Colorado’s 155, and 10th ranked North Carolina State with 182 points.

The Cougars of Washington State finished 19th with a team score of 478 points.

Two-time Team USA member Josh McDougal of Liberty ran the fastest time of the day over the 8000-meter course, speeding through the course in 22:57, with Eastern Kentucky’s Jacob Korir second in 23:01, and Colorado’s Stephen Pifer third in 23:17.

The Cougs were led by Andrew Jones in 62nd, running 24:12. Drew Polley (83rd, 24:21), Alex Grant (100th, 24:30), Daniel Geib (108th, 24:34), and Dominic Smargiassi (125th, 24:49) rounded out the scorers for coach Jason Drake, while Chris Williams (132nd, 24:52) was the final WSU runner across the line.

Today’s meet at Indiana State was an opportunity for every team entered to run on the NCAA championship meet course, gauge themselves against the nation’s top teams, and to move themselves up in the national rankings when at-large berths for the NCAA Cross Country Championships are handed out in November after the conclusion of the regional meets.

Both Washington and Washington State compete on October 27th at the Pac-10 Cross Country Championships in Corvallis, Oregon.

For complete results from today’s Indiana State Pre-Nationals, visit gosycamores.com.

WASHINGTON & WASHINGTON STATE RESULTS

Women

4. 187 Washington ( 21:02 1:45:07)
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1 12 1464 Anita Campbell 20:33
2 35 1470 Amanda Miller 21:02
3 36 1466 Katie Follett 21:02
4 45 1469 Marie Lawrence 21:10
5 59 1473 Danielle Schuster 21:20
6 ( 81) 1471 Trisha Rasmussen 21:34
7 (129) 1472 Lauren Saylor 22:05

17. 474 Washington St. ( 21:42 1:48:26)
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1 39 1492 Sara Trane 21:07
2 71 1489 Isley Gonzalez 21:26
3 80 1491 Meghan Leonard 21:30
4 115 1490 Collier Lawrence 21:55
5 169 1494 Ashlee Wall 22:28
6 (180) 1493 Chelsea Vandebrake 22:38
7 (202) 1488 Lisa Egami 22:58

MEN:

16. 381 Washington ( 24:24 2:01:59)
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1 52 1479 Jon Harding 24:11
2 64 1481 Carl Moe 24:15
3 67 1484 Kelly Spady 24:15
4 95 1475 Austin Abbott 24:37
5 103 1482 Max O'Donoghue-Mcdonald 24:41
6 (117) 1477 Riley Booker 24:47
7 (165) 1483 Adam Shimer 25:07

19. 478 Washington St. ( 24:30 2:02:26)
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1 62 1502 Andrew Jones 24:12
2 83 1504 Drew Polley 24:21
3 100 1500 Alex Grant 24:30
4 108 1499 Daniel Geib 24:34
5 125 1505 Dominic Smargiassi 24:49
6 (132) 1506 Chris Williams 24:52

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