WSU Women's Cross Country Team Finishes 10th at Sundodger

Sept. 18, 2004

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Washington State women's cross country team finished 10th at the Sundodger Invitational held Saturday at Lincoln Park. Head Coach Jason Drake uses meet as proving grounds for his young squads.

The Cougar women were led by sophomores Katie Troy and Karen Demartini who finished in 50th and 66th respectively. Troy ran the 6,000m course in a time of 22 minutes and 49 seconds while Demartini posted a time of 23:15.69.

WSU sophomore Grace Coulter placed 77th followed by freshmen Eileen Morley in 84th place, senior Julia Corbett in 87th place and freshman Michelle DeCourcey in 114th place. Running unattached, sophomore Kayle Peterson finished 38th, freshman Meghan Leonard finished 49th and junior Hailey Young finished 100th.

'We definitely needed a team to go score and see how they shaped up against other schools on the west side,' said Jason Drake. 'We need to get them some experience because these are the people that are really going to help us out next year and down the road.'

Senior Jon Manthey was the sole scoring representative of the men's team placing 86th and improving on his last year's 118th place finish by a full minute with a time of 26:53.83. Five Washington State men competed unattached led by freshman Woody Favinger's 38th place finish. Sophomore Leif Kohler finished 39th, senior Justin Ireland finished 40th and freshmen C.J. Godfrey and Gary Walsh finished 88th and 94th respectively.

Next up for the Cougars is the highly regarded Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn., September 25.

Sundodger Invitational (Lincoln Park, Seattle, Wash. 8,000m)September 18, 2003

Men's Top Team Results: 1. Washington 29, 2. Calvin College 78, 3. Portland State 110, 4. Club Northwest 133, 5. Eastern Washington 164, 6. Willamette 174, 7. Idaho 185, 8. San Francisco 188, 9. Seattle Running Club 190, 10. Boise State 231.

Top Five Individuals: 1. Mark Mandi (Washington) 24:05.40; 2. Uli Steidl (Seattle RC) 24:15.92; 3. Jon Hickey (Washington) 24:20.12; 4. Andy Fader (Washington) 24:20.64; 5. Forest Braden (Boise State) 24:21.12.

WSU Results: 38. Woody Favinger (unattached) 25:16.88; 39. Leif Kohler (unattached) 25:20.33; 40. Justin Ireland (unattached) 25:21.86; 86. Jon Manthey 26:53.83; 88. C.J. Godfrey (unattached) 27:03.60; 94. Gary Walsh (unattached) 27:34.76.

Sundodger Invitational (Lincoln Park, Seattle, Wash. 6,000m)September 18, 2004

Women's Top Team Results: 1. Idaho 40, 2. Washington 54, 3. Portland 113, 4. Willamette 154, 5. San Francisco 154, 6. Boise State 156, 7. Oregon State 165, 8. Portland State 177, 9. Eastern Washington 199, 10. Washington State 255.

Top Five Individuals: 1. Sabrina Monro (Club Northwest) 20:09.97; 2. Alison Rendell (Kajaks T&F) 21:19.28; 3. Karen Dickson (Seattle Pacific) 21:20.05; 4. Jeannine Hagedorn (San Francisco) 21:21.24; 5. Angela Wishaar (Washington) 21:27.73.

WSU Results: 38. Kayle Peterson (unattached) 22:34.56; 49. Meghan Leonard (unattached) 22:49.26; 50. Katie Troy 22:55.36; 66. Karen Demartini 23:15.69; 77. Grace Coulter 23:32.67; 84. Eileen Morley 23:56.31; 87. Julia Corbett 24:01.15; 100. Haley Young (unattached) 24:33.94; 114. Michelle DeCourcey 26:21.62.

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