August 29, 2008

Cross Country Teams Finish Fourth In Season Opener

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The 2008 cross country season got underway for the University of Northern Colorado late Friday afternoon at the Jacoby Golf Course in the Wyoming Invitational. Both the men's and women's teams placed fourth with the women tallying 87 points, while the men scored 120. Colorado State won both races, scoring 22 in the women's race and 33 in the men's.

Junior Kellie Callahan paced the women's team, finishing in eighth place with a time of 15:28.5 over the 2.5 mile course, while junior Colleen Sanderlin crossed the tape in 15:51.7 to place 10th. Junior Erin Apsey and freshman Megan Horsch finished 21st and 22nd in 16:56.7 and 16:57.0, respectively and junior Rachel Forrest rounded out the scoring for the Bears with her 30th place finish in 18:17.1. Junior Lisa Drew finished just out of the counters in 31st with her time of 18:55.9

For the men, freshman Dylan Hedges and sophomore Daniel Sojka finished 36th and 37th with times of 25:06.7 and 25:16.7, respectively. Sophomore Ben Corchado placed 40th in 25:35.9, while Travis Stanford, Joe Slack and Joe Pummer placed 45th through 47th respectively.

Wyoming's Mark Korir won the men's title, crossing the 4.25 mile course in 21:45.4, while Ellie Rastall of Colorado State claimed the women's crown in 14:49.5.

The Bears next compete at the Colorado State Classic on Sept. 13 in Fort Collins at Hughes Stadium with the races slated to start at 9:30 a.m.