Sept. 29, 2007
The Eastern Washington University men's and women's cross country teams competed at the 2007 Roy Griak Invitational Saturday (Sept. 29) in St. Paul, Minn. The women took a 15th-place finish (of 26), while the men placed 16th out of 23 teams.
In the 6,000-meter women's race, junior Mattie Bridgmon led the Eagles with a time of 22:24 to finish 38th. Other runners included senior Samantha Modderman (48th, 22:36), senior Kiri Garruto (93rd, 23:33), senior Amber Nickelson (121st, 24:08) and junior monica Prunty (123rd, 24:09).
Last year, the women finished 26th and Bridgmon had a 63rd-place finish with a time of 22:50.
On the men's side, junior Paul Limpf led the team with a 30th-place finish and a time of 25:12 in the 8,000-meter run. Rounding off for the men were freshman Alex Smyth (65th, 25:51), sophomore Tyler Justus (120th, 27:00), freshman Bowe Ebding (125th, 27:10), freshman Graham Vaux (132nd, 27:27) and senior Andrew Marks (137th, 27:46).
Last season, the men had a 27th-place finish, and Limpf was 45th with a time of 26:03.
The Eagles will compete at home in the EWU Cross Country Invitational on Saturday (Oct. 13). The women will compete at 10 a.m., and the men will run at 10:30 a.m.