SPOKANE—The Gonzaga Bulldogs split in their dual cross country meet with the University of Idaho Saturday at the Mead HS athletic compound, with the men winning by a 23-32 count, while the Idaho women’s squad took the victory 20-41.
Troy Fraley, who is being redshirted by the Zags for the cross country season, won the race, covering the 8k course in 24:25.
Gonzaga’s Max Kaderabek led the charge, finishing second in 24:53, followed by Scot Kopyznski in 25:01.
The Bulldogs’ other scorers were Jerry Sicalo in 9th (25:43), Sammy Truax in 12th (25:52), and Quentin Purtzer in 14th (25:53).
Despite a number of his athletes sitting out the meet, Gonzaga Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Pat Tyson was pleased with his squad’s performance.
In the women’s 5k race, Gonzaga’s Jordan Thurston took the win in 17:33. The Vandals put across the line five runners before the Bulldogs’ Olivia Evans finished in seventh in 18:36.
Following Evans were Katy Culver in 11th (19:00), Lauren Bourgeois in 12th (19:11), and Claire Swafford in 13th (19:21).
Gonzaga returns to action September 30th when they travel to Missoula for the Montana Invitational.
NOTE: Gonzaga's sports information office contributed to this report.