Sunday, October 13, 2013

WWU's Chip Jackson leads Vikes to perfect team score at WWU Classic...

BELLINGHAM--Western Washington University won the men's competition with just the fourth perfect score in meet history and placed sixth in the women's division at the 40th Viking Classic held Saturday at Lake Padden Park.

Canadian Luc Bruchet was the overall winner of the men's 10k race with a time of 30:57, followed by Point Grey TC teammate Keir Forster in 31:41.  

Western's Chip Jackson (left/photo courtesy WWU Sports Information) was the first collegian across the line in fifth in 32:03, with Nathan Richards 6th in 32:15, Tanner Boyd 7th in 32:18, Dylan Peterson 8th in 32:22, and Isaac Griffith 9th in 32:23.

British Columbia was second with 60 followed by Trinity Western with 85.

Central Washington was 4th in the field with 181 points, led by Rudy Spencer, who was 18th in 32:50.

In the women's 6k, the Greater Bellingham RC won by a three-point margin over Simon Fraser 75-78, with Trinity Western third at 80.

Western Washington was sixth with 139, and Central Washington was 8th with 181.

Sarah Inglis of Trinity Western won in 21:31, with teammate Alison Jackson second in 21:48.

The Vikings' top finisher was Katelyn Steen in fifth at 22:04.

Connie Morgan was the Wildcats' top finisher in 13th at 22:33.

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

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