October 17, 2009

King and Vaux Finish in Top Seven

Eagle men win team title as the women finish third at the Inland Northwest Challenge

Kyle King and Graham Vaux (pictured) finished in the top seven as the Eastern Washington University cross country team wrapped up its regular season Saturday (Oct. 18) in Moscow, Idaho, at the Inland Northwest Challenge.

The Eagle men were 3-0 in the four-team dual scoring meet, defeating Gonzaga (25-31), Idaho (22-33) and Washington State (24-32). Gonzaga defeated Washington State (28-31) and Idaho (25-33). Idaho defeated Washington State (27-30).

In women's team scoring, EWU lost to Gonzaga (15-50) and Idaho (15-43). Gonzaga defeated Idaho (26-31).

King finished second with a time of 24:21.33 and teammate Vaux finished seventh with a time of 25:06.39. Other Eagle competitors included Simon Sorensen (15th, 25:23.70), Cody Barton (24th, 25:46.49), Jordan Curnutt (29th, 25:54.23) and Cody Bradwell (43rd, 26:21.51).

On the women's side, Brittney Williams finished 24th with a time of 19:14.04. Other women finishers included Stephanie Dye (33rd, 19:42.73), Ari Rios (42nd, 19:58.40), Kelly Downey (61st, 20:53.12), Jessi Johnson (76th, 21:56.52) and Sarah Alvick (79th, 21:56.52).

The Eagles will have next week off before heading to the Big Sky Conference Championships in Greeley, Colo., on Oct. 31.

Last year at the BSC Championships in Portland, Ore., Eastern men finished a best-ever third in the men's team competition with Northern Arizona and Weber State finishing first and second, respectively. The women were seventh after having a best-ever finish of fourth in 2007.

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