Cross Country Teams prepare for WAC Championships

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    Sat., Oct. 30	WAC Championships	Woodward Park	10 a.m.

    WAC Championships to be held at Woodward Park
    On October 30, the WAC Championships will be held at Woodward Park, the home course of Fresno State cross country. The women’s race will include all eight members of the WAC, but the men’s race will lack a team from Hawai’i. The races will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. Woodward Park held the NCAA Region 8 Championships last year and has previously been a host for many cross country events. This season the NCAA Regionals will be held in Portland, Oregon.

    Distance ‘Dogs run tough at Cal Poly
    The Fresno State Cross Country teams competed in the Cal Poly Invitational Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Overall the teams ran fairly well as a good test for the WAC Championships in two weeks. The women finished eighth out of 11 organizations, two teams were not affiliated with a university. The women’s top five were spread out. Freshman Sandi Russler finished first among the Lady ‘Dogs with a time of 19:06. Senior Laura Bracht finished one second behind sophomore Rachel Bauer, junior Brianna Denley came in next, and sophomre Karen Mitchell was the fifth to finish. Sophomore Jennifer Smith did not finish the race. The men’s squad took fourth place out of eight schools. In the men’s 8K run, senior Tim Padilla was the first Bulldog to cross the finish line, placing 19th overall. He was followed by freshmen Josh Roddy, Robet Vaca, Alex Mason, and Phillip Ogilvie. These top five finished within 50 seconds of each other. Both teams will not compete in a meet this week in preparation for the WAC finals.

    Cal Poly Invitational - Team Results

    Men
    1. Cal Poly 18 2. Loyola/Illinois 62 3. Virginia Tech 80 4. Fresno State 127 5. UC Riverside 128 UC Santa Barbara 128 7. Pepperdine 235 8. San Jose State 236

    Women
    1. Fila Track West 46 2. Portland 96 3. Loyola/Illinois 97 4. Virginia Tech 99 5. UC Santa Barbara 117 6. Cal Poly 120 7. Cal Poly - Women’s Alumni 182 8. Fresno State 208 9. Pepperdine 222 10. San Jose State 285 11. UC Riverside 328

    Cal Poly Invitational - Individual Results

    Men - 5 Mile
    19. Tim Padilla 27:25 25. Josh Roddy 27:48 26. Robert Vaca 27:51 33. Alex Mason 28:04 38. Phillip Ogilvie 28:15 45. Sean Moody 28:35 46. Patrick Hogan 28:37 50. Armando Negrete 28:55 58. Dustin Marzolf 29:36 60. Eddie Garcia 29:43 33. Arthur Negrete 30:49 68. Josh Tyson 31:03 70. Moses Avila 31:11

    Women - 5K
    21. Sandi Russler 19:06 35. Rachel Bauer 19:39 36. Laura Bracht 19:40 55. Brianna Denley 20:34 80. Karen Mitchell 23:02 93. Autumn Lodwick 28:19 Jennifer Smith DNF


     

     

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