Friday, April 17, 2015

Eastern Washington's Sarah Reiter wins open-A section of Mt. SAC Relays 10000...

WALNUT, California—Eastern Washington’s Sarah Reiter (left/photo by Paul Merca) won the 10000 meter run in the open-A section of the Mt. SAC Relays meet Thursday night at Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the campus of Mt. San Antonio College.

Reiter, the reigning Big Sky cross country champion, ran 34:38.42 to claim the victory, and in the process, moved up to #2 on the school’s all-time list, behind Kari McKay’s school record of 33:46.1 set in 1992.

In the invitational-B section, Gonzaga’s Amelia Evans was 12th in 35:07.03, while in the invitational-A section, Seattle Pacific’s Anna Patti was 18th in 35:46.51.

In other action at Mt. SAC, Gonzaga’s Shelby Mills lowered her own school record in the 3000 steeplechase, running 10:18.42 to finish second in the A section.  In that same race, Eastern Washington’s Paula Gil-Echevarria was eighth in 10:30.40.

The men’s 10000 saw Gonzaga’s Willie Milam finish 16th in the invitational section, running 29:49.78, In the invitational B section, Washington State’s John Whelan was fourth in 29:43.41.  In the open-B section, Gonzaga’s Matthew Crichlow was fifth in 30:07.27.

In the men’s steeple, Washington State’s Forrest Shaffer cracked the nine-minute mark, running 8:59.85 to finish ninth in the open-A section.

In Azusa, Washington’s CJ Smith, who came into the program as a steeplechaser and cross country runner, completed her first heptathlon, scoring 4978 points at the California Invite heptathlon at Cougar Stadium on the campus of Azusa Pacific College.

Her 4978 score is the fourth best in University of Washington history.

In the decathlon, Washington’s Nick Pfeiffer scored a personal best 6907 points to take fifth in the A section of the California Invite.   Redshirt freshmen Cole Jensen and Carson Murray scored 6451, and 6387 points, respectively.  Jensen was 15th in the A section, while Murray was eighth in the B section.

Washington’s release is available here, along with a link to the final scores.

NOTE:  Mt. San Antonio College, Azusa Pacific College and the University of Washington sports information offices contributed to this report.

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