At Saturday’s Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, the Central Washington women’s squad finished 14th in the 30-team women’s collegiate race comprised of Division I and II schools at the Stanford Golf Course.
The Wildcats were led by their All-American Dani Eggleston, who bounced back from a sub par performance at last week’s Sundodger Invitational in Seattle and finished 35th in 21:48, as Erin Teschuk of North Dakota won in 20:07.
Megan Rogers (58, 22:16), Erin Chinchar (71, 22:33), Alexa Shindruk (140, 23:34), and Jayna Inderbitzin (149, 23:41) rounded out the Wildcat scorers.
Stanford won the women’s team title with 44, followed by Cal Poly/SLO (66), and UC Davis (187).
On the men’s side, the Wildcats finished 25th with 748 points, with Jonathan Lafferty in 144th leading the way, covering the 8k course in 25:58.
Sean McGorty of the host Cardinal won in 23:07, and led the team to victory with 63 points, with Chico State second at 68, and Cal Poly/SLO third at 100 points.
Complete results of the Stanford Invitational are available here.
In Lacey, the Western Washington men’s and women’s squads swept the team titles at the SMU Open meet Saturday with the #18 ranked men scoring a perfect 15, while the women scored 16 points to easily outdistance the host school.
The men’s 8k was won by the Vikings’ Isaac Derline, who ran 25:43, and led a procession of nine other runners in the blue and white of Western Washington.
Jasper Heckman was SMU’s top finisher in 15th in 27:01, while Hanson Lee of Central Washington was the Wildcats’ top finisher in 20th in 27:35. Central’s teams consisted of athletes who did not make the travel squad to Palo Alto for the Stanford Invite.
The women’s 5k was won by Brittany Grant of Western Washington in 17:49. as the Vikings had the first four placers, and 10 of the top13.
Larissa Kolasinski was SMU’s top finisher in fifth in 18:41, while Kaitlyn McKinney was Central’s top runner in 16th at 20:26.
NOTE: The sports information offices of Western Washington, Central Washington, and Saint Martin’s contributed to this report.