Sunday, October 7, 2012

Alaska Anchorage and Victoria take team honors at Western Washington Invitational Saturday...

BELLINGHAM--Under sunny skies, the Seawolves of Alaska-Anchorage took top honors in the women's team race Saturday at the Western Washington Invitational at Lake Padden Park, but were three points short of the sweep, as the University of Victoria edged UAA out in the men's team race (left/photo courtesy Western Washington University).

The Seawolves took the women's crown with 41 points to 57 for runner-up British Columbia. Simon Fraser was third (85) and Victoria fourth (90), with the hosts finishing fifth with 152.

Club Northwest was sixth at 157, Central Washington was seventh at 183, with Pacific Lutheran ninth at 265, and St. Martin's tenth at 293.

Victoria won the men's division with 37 points to 40 for Alaska Anchorage, the two-time defending champion.

Host WWU placed third (80) in the men's race, with Club Northwest fourth at 89, Central Washington eleventh at 267, Pacific Lutheran twelfth at 299, and St. Martin's thirteenth at 303.

Micah Chelimo of UAA won the men's title for the second straight year, completing the 10-kilometer course in 31:12. That was five seconds better than runner-up Paul Limpf of Club Northwest, and formerly of Eastern Washington.

UAA's Susan Tanui won the women's 6k in 21:31, eleven seconds up on Alison Jackson of Trinity Western in British Columbia.

NOTE:  The sports information office at Western Washington University contributed to this report.

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