Sunday, October 26, 2014

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Morgan & Eggleston of Wildcats go 1-2 at WWU Open...

Here's the recap of a light weekend of racing on the collegiate scene:

In Ferndale on Saturday, Connie Morgan (left/photo courtesy CWU Athletics) of Central Washington finished 1-2 in the women's 5k race at the Western Washington Cross Country Open at Hovander Homestead Park, but the host Vikings took the team title, scoring 27 points to Central's 36 points.

Both Central Washington coach Kevin Adkisson and Western coach Pee Wee Halsell made their runners run controlled, with the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship race set for Saturday November 1st in Monmouth, Oregon.

After Eggleston and Morgan, who both ran 18:44 (Morgan 18:43.1/Eggleston 18:, Western runners took seven of the top ten spots, led by Taylor Guenther's third place finish in 18:45.

The Vikings sat out their All-American Katelyn Steen.

In the men's 7k race, Cody McCranie of Western led a stream of five Vikings across the finish line, winning in 22:34, and helping WWU score a perfect 15.

Central was led by Rudy Spencer's eighth place finish in 23:00.

In Corvallis on October 24th, Rebecca Lassare was Seattle University's top finisher in the women's 6k at the Beaver Classic, running 24:33 to finish 46th, and earn one of the final two spots on the Redhawks' squad that will travel to McAllen,Texas for the WAC championship meet next week.

In the men's 8k, Joseph Nakao was the Redhawks' top finisher, placing 45th in 27:29.

NOTE:  The sports information offices of Western Washington, Central Washington, and Seattle University contributed to this report.

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