Eagle Men and Women Place Fifth in Season Opener

Freshman leads Eagle women in first collegiate competition

The Eastern Washington University men’s and women’s cross country teams both placed fifth at the Clash of the Inland Northwest on Saturday (Sept. 4) in Moscow, Idaho.

The University of Idaho men’s and women’s team both claimed the titles with 34 and 28 compiled points, respectively.

In the men’s scoring, College of Idaho took second with 68 points, just ahead of Gonzaga, which had 69. Lewis-Clark State was fourth at 80 and Eastern Washington was fifth with 86. For the women, Gonzaga took second with 48 points, while College of Idaho was third with 78, LCSC was fourth with 104 and Eastern Washington was fifth with 121.

Junior Cody Barton led the Eagle men, placing 11th overall and recording a time of 26:24.15. Bowe Ebding followed close behind with a time of 26:29.50, placing 13th overall.

Other EWU men finishers were sophomore Simon Sorensen (26:51.81), junior Kyle King (27:04.18) and freshman Connor Williams (27:11.50).

On the women’s side, freshman Angelica Rodriguez paced the Eagles, marking a time of 19:10.72 and placing 13th.

Other women finishers were junior Stephanie Dye (19:13.37), freshman Monica Jaenicke (19:53.28), freshman Micaela Rasmussen (20:41.78), freshman Kimberly Macias (20:57.97), sophomore Sarah Alvick (21:07.38), freshman Megan Inman, (21:11.75), sophomore Danielle Raschko (21:15.91) and sophomore Jessi Johnson (21:17.28).     

After a one-week break, the Eagles will compete at the Sundodger Invitational at the University of Washington on Saturday, Sept. 18 in Seattle, Wash.  

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