BELLINGHAM - Pacific Lutheran placed ninth out of 11 women's teams and 12th out of 16 men's teams at the 39th Annual WWU Invitational Cross Country meet held Saturday at Lake Padden Park.
Alaska Anchorage won its third consecutive women's team title with 41 points, followed by British Columbia with 57 and Simon Fraser with 85. PLU scored 265 points in finishing ninth.
Amanda Wilson was Pacific Lutheran's top finisher, placing 57th out of 122 runners with a time of 24:34 over the 6000-meter course. Amanda Seely placed 65th in 25:00, followed by Lauren Knebel in 70th with a time of 25:11. Rounding out the PLU finishers were Alyssa Rowland, 99th in 26:42, Chiara Rose-Witt, 106th in 27:24, Karissa Jackson, 107th in 27:38, and Madison Guscott, 112th in 28:14.
Victoria ended a two-year run atop the men's division for Alaska Anchorage, Victoria scoring 37 points and Anchorage ending up with 40. Western Washington placed third with 80 points, while PLU ended up with 299 points in placing 12th.
Alan DenAdel led PLU in this 10,000-meter race, crossing the finish line in 46th place with a time of 32:58. Kolter Grigsby placed 82nd out of 178 runners with a time of 33:57. Other PLU runners were Jordan Steves, 148th in 37:10, Eric Herde, 153rd in 37:19, Joseph Mungai, 160th in 37:47, Matt Beal, 166th in 38:55, and Andy Jensen, 169th in 39:08.
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