FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Alan DenAdel, who finished fourth a year ago, placed second this year at the Northwest Conference Cross Country Championships held Saturday at Sunset Grove Golf Course.
DenAdel, a junior out of Bow, finished the 8000-meter course in a time of 26:03, trailing conference champion Parker Bennett from Willamette, who clocked 25:48. Matt Klein from Puget Sound was third in 26:12 and Nathan Conrad from Willamette placed fourth in 26:28.
Willamette won the team title with 40 points, followed by Lewis & Clark with 90 and Puget Sound with 96. Rounding out the team scoring were Whitworth 113, George Fox 128, Linfield 143, Whitman 162, Pacific 181 and Pacific Lutheran 205.
For PLU, Kolter Grigsby placed 27th with a time of 27:22. Other Pacific Lutheran runners were the following: Jordan Steves, 67th, 28:58; Kyle Smith, 77th, 29:23; Joseph Mungai, 78th, 29:24; Matt Beal, 81st, 30:40; Eric Herde, 82nd, 30:48; and Andy Jensen, 84th, 32:15.
In the women's race, Amanda Wilson led Pacific Lutheran with a 20th-place performance, clocking 24:04 over 6000 meters.
Lewis & Clark, with five of the top eight finishers, easily won the team championship with 21 points. Emily Thomas clocked 22:37 and Melissa Newton-Mora was second in 22:50 to pace the Pioneers.
Rounding out the team scores were Willamette 48, Whitworth 97, Linfield 104, Whitman 107, Puget Sound 187, Pacific 196, George Fox 200 and Pacific Lutheran 240.
In addition to Wilson, PLU finishers were the following: Lauren Knebel, 53rd, 24:47; Alyssa Rowland, 75th, 26:18; Amanda Seely, 77th, 26:47; Madison Guscott, 78th, 26:54; Karissa Jackson, 81st, 27:42; and Chiara Rose-Witt, 82nd, 28:45.
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