October 6, 2007

Women Place Fourth; Men 13th At Fort Hays

Oct. 6, 2007


The University of Northern Colorado women's team finished fourth with 99 points at the Fort Hays State Invitational in Kansas on Saturday afternoon, while the men's team was 13th with 366 points.

Freshman Jacqueline Lomax led the Bears with her 15th place finish, running the five-kilometer course in 19:39.58, while sophomore Denise Kintzley was 18th after clocking a 19:45.97. Breanna Spletstoser was 22nd overall in 20:01.92, while Colleen Sanderlin placed 31st in 20:22.18 and Kellie Callahan rounded out the scoring in 44th place after running a 20:50.47. Alison McIntyre and Katie Wiederholt finished back-to-back in 63rd and 64th after clocking 21:29.15 and 21:35.55, respectively and Rachel Forrest was 68th in 22:01.13.

For the men, freshman Daniel Sojka led the team, placing 61st overall with a time of 28:29.36 over eight kilometers. Benjamin Corchado was next for the Bears, placing 85th with a time of 29:35.43 and Travis Swaim was 90th in 29:48.47. Rounding out the scoring were Alex Rice in 107th (30:38.22) and Joe Slack in 110th (31:07.13). Anthony Martinez also ran, finishing 127th after clocking a 32:46.47.

Northern Colorado is off until October 27 when they compete for the Big Sky Conference Championship in Missoula, Mont.