Cross Country Finishes Second at Sundodger Invitational
Sept. 19, 2009
Seattle, Wash. - Junior Jennifer Macias (Hermiston, Ore.) led the Oregon State cross country team to a second place finish at the 18th Annual Sundodger Cross Country Invitational on Saturday morning.
The Beavers came in second behind No. 1 Washington, but defeated six other teams with 70 points. Oregon State held off third place Western Washington by 13 points.
'We had a good day today,' head coach Kelly Sullivan said. 'The weather was kind of inclement with rain and mud. Overall I'm pleased and the runners had a good race. We had a couple of hard weeks of training, so we went in a little tired, but we raced pretty hard today. So I'm pleased with it.
Macias finished 13th overall in 21:48.75 with junior Abby Chesimet (Astoria, Ore.) close behind in 14th, finishing in 21:49.25. Freshman Sandra Martinez (Yakima, Wash.) came in 16th, redshirt sophomore Laura Carlyle (Kelowna, British Columbia) finished 19th and junior Hannah Soza-Hodgkinson (Forest Ranch, Calif.) rounded out the scoring runners with a 22nd place finish.
Washington's Kendra Schaaf finished first in a time of 19:49.12.
The second place finish marks the highest the Beavers have placed at the Sundodger Invitational. Last season, Oregon State finished third.
Oregon State returns to competition next Friday at the Linfield Invitational in McMinnville, Ore., at 3:00 p.m.
Sundodger Invitational Results (Top 5 and Oregon State Finishes): 1. Kendra Schaaf, Washington, 19:49.12; 2. Marie Lawrence, Washington, 20:06.18; 3. Jessica Pixler, Seattle Pacific, 20:26.07; 4. Sarah Porter, Western Washington, 20:37.13; 5. Lauren Saylor, Washington, 20:48.08; 13. Jennifer Macias, Oregon State, 21:48.75; 14. Abby Chesimet, Oregon State, 21:49.25; 16. Sandra Martinez, Oregon State, 21:55.00; 19. Laura Carlyle, Oregon State, 22:02.77; 22. Hannah Soza-Hodgkinson, Oregon State, 22:19.16; 29. Olivia Poblacion, Oregon State, 22:47.81; 30. Erin Jones, Oregon State, 22:48.27; 34. Kambria Schumacher, Oregon State, 22:57.88; 37. Natosha Buruse, Oregon State, 23:06.51; 43. Krista Stangel, Oregon State, 23:19.58; 48. Cassandra Schumacher, Oregon State, 23:34.07; 53. Jenny O'Connor, Oregon State, 23:37.57; 61. Emily Olsen, Oregon State, 24:07.87; 73. Lorine Cruz, Oregon State, 25:28.09; 75. Laurel Parks, Oregon State, 25:32.70.
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