Macias Leads Cross Country at Dellinger Invitational
Oct. 2, 2009
Springfield, Ore. – Junior Jennifer Macias (Hermiston, Ore.) led the Beavers, finishing individually 31st overall, scoring 28, at the Bill Dellinger Invitational at the Springfield Country Club Friday afternoon.
The Beavers finished eighth overall, defeating Portland and Hawai’i by 29 and 69 points, respectively.
“We had a good day,” head coach Kelly Sullivan said. “We decided last minute to not run our second runner, Hannah Soza-Hodgkinson, who had a sore foot. That would have moved us up team-wise. It was a great field of teams and individuals. Only two of the 10 that competed have run in a race like this, so overall we are pleased.”
Macias finished the 6,000-meter course in 17:36.36, followed by redshirt sophomore Laura Carlyle (Kelowna, British Columbia), junior Abby Chesimet (Astoria, Ore.) and freshman Sandra Martinez (Yakima, Wash.), who finished 41-43, 37-39 scoring. Carlyle finished in 17:50.57, Chesimet in 17:51.08 and Martinez in 17:52.55.
Rounding out the scoring five was redshirt freshman Olivia Poblacion (Portland, Ore.), who scored 53 points.
Fifth-ranked Villanova took the top spot, finishing with 22 points, edging out No. 2 Oregon, who finished with 41 points. Sheila Reid of Villanova also took the top spot, finishing the course in 16:22.92.
Oregon State will take a week off before competing at the Mike Hodges Invitational, hosted by Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Ore., on Friday, Oct. 16.
Dellinger Invitational Individual Results (Top 5 and Oregon State Finishes out of 85): 1. Sheila Reid, Villanova, 16:22.92; 2. Alex Kosinski, Oregon, 16:25.75; 3. Tara Erdmann, Unattached, 16:29.51; 4. Amanda Marino, Villanova, 16:30.76; 5. Nicole Schappert, Villanova, 16:33.82; 31. Jennifer Macias, Oregon State, 17:36.36; 41. Laura Carlyle, Oregon State, 17:50.57; 42. Abby Chesimet, Oregon State, 17:51.08; 43. Sandra Martinez, Oregon State, 17:52.55; 61. Olivia Poblacion, Oregon State, 18:29.36; 76. Erin Jones, Oregon State, 19:11.30; 77. Jenny O’Connor, Oregon State, 19:16.80; 78. Natosha Buruse, Oregon State, 19:26.44; 81. Kambria Schumacher, Oregon State, 19:51.30; 82. Cassandra Schumacher, Oregon State, 19:59.24.
Dellinger Invitational Team Results: 1. Villanova 22; 2. Oregon 41; 3. Baylor 86; 4. Texas-El Paso 109; 5. Colorado State 131; 6. San Francisco 172; 7. Weber State 178; 8. Oregon State 195; 9. Portland 224; 10. Hawai’i 264.
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