Sunday, October 2, 2016

WEEKEND WRAPUP: Porter wins Charles Bowles Willamette Invite race...

SALEM, Oregon—Saint Martin’s Shannon Porter (left/photo by Paul Merca) won her second straight race and third of the season, taking first place in the women’s 5k at the Charles Bowles Willamette invitational Saturday.

Porter ran 17:07 to finish 26 seconds ahead of the University of Portland’s Mathilde Sagnes. 

Whitworth sophomore Kayla Leland was fourth in 17:51, while SMU’s Yadira Lopez was sixth in 18:02, and Central Washington’s Alexa Shindruk was ninth in 18:14.

The University of Portland won the meet with 87 points, nosing out New Mexico State’s 96 points. Whitworth was fourth with 144 points, while Central Washington finished fifth in the team competition with 175 points.  Saint Martin’s was seventh with 213 points.

In the men’s 8k race, Pacific Lutheran’s Brad Hopkinson was fourth in 24:52, as Portland’s Brady Johnson won in 24:16.

Portland easily won the men’s team title with 23 points. Central Washington was sixth in the meet with a team score of 173. Whitworth was 11th with 318 points,  and Pacific Lutheran was 12th with 323.  Whitman was 13th with 344 points, and Saint Martin’s was 15th with 369.

Central Washington and Saint Martin’s are scheduled to compete in next Saturday’s Western Washington Invitational in Bellingham, along with Seattle Pacific.

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