Women's and Men's Cross Country News

October 20, 2001

ISSAQUAH, WA -- Host: Northwest College

Women's 5k

133 finishers; Overall winner: Sarah Forrey Unattached

Team Place Score
Norwest College 30
Western WA U 89
Seattle Pacific U 90
Lewis-Clark State 97
Central WA U 127
Southern Oregon U 139
Seattle U 170
Eastern Oregon U 192
Saint Martin's College 278
Bellevue CC 291
Skagit Valley College 321

The Evergreen State College and Warner Pacific U had incomplete teams.

Evergreen's Molly Allen continued her re-writing of Geoduck Cross Country history. Even though her fast, gutsy start took it's toll, Allen managed an impressive time of 19:08 and a 31 second personal best. She finished 33rd overall. Molly has an excellent chance at earning All-Conference honors at the Regional Championships November 3rd. Jr. Shawn Olson (71st/ 20:19) ran an equally impressive race. Her 56 second improvement on her best dropped the jaws of her coaches Craig Dickson and Kristen Mora. The two freshman, Drew Gaede and Renee Queneville, also had big improvements with their 24:00/127th and 26:36/132nd respective performances.

Men's 8k

125 finishers; Overall winner: Chris Clancy Warner Pacific U

Team Place Score
Eastern Oregon U 26
Central WA U 53
Western WA U 81
Seattle U 130
Lewis-Clark State 153
St. Martin's 158
Seattle Pacific U 162
Southern OR U 185
Cascade College 291
Evergreen State College 319
Everett CC 328
Skagit Valley College 344
Warner Pacific NS

The Geoduck men turned in their best performance of the season today. Keith Darrock finally broke the 27:00 barrier that had challenged him all season long and finished 51st overall with his 26:52. Mark Beattie knocked on the door of the elusive sub-28 with his just-short 28:08, still a personal best. Following close to Beattie, Derek Dillman finally said goodbye to the 29's and crossed the line in 28:26. Fearless Pat Talmadge (108th/29:14) not only took on a field of runners half his age, but also did it with a nasty sprained ankle only 4 days old. Freshman Kent Uglick brought the team home with his 110th finish in 29:31.