Eagle Have Impressive Showing at Roy Griak Invitational
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.