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SEATTLE (Sept. 15) In a performance
superior to her winning of the open division a year ago, Seattle
Pacific Universitys Jessica Pixler ran fourth in the womens
featured section Saturday at the Sundodger Invitational cross
country meet Saturday in Lincoln Park.
The 5th-ranked Falcons finished seventh among a
field otherwise comprised of Division I programs. The SPU men were
14th in the open division.
Pixler (So., Sammamish, Wa./Eastlake) was
clocked 31 seconds faster than her time as a freshman on the same
course. She battled for second place for much of the 6000 meters
before being overtaken by two Washington harriers.
The Huskies Anita Campbell led
comfortably from start to finish, crossing the line in 20 minutes,
20 seconds. Pixlers time was 21:04.
Washington(27) easily claimed the team title,
followed by Idaho (76) and San Francisco (104). Seattle Pacific
totaled 143, finishing ahead of Washington State (180).
For the second week in a row, Suzie Strickler
(Jr., Richland, Wa.) was the womens No. 2 scorer, taking
31st (22:24). Kate Harline (So., Orem, Ut.) was next (39th/23:33),
followed by Karin Rohde (Sr., Bellingham, Wa./Mt. Baker) in 42nd
(22:49) and Lisa Anderberg (So., Edmonds, Wa./Kamiak) in 49th
Brian Cronrath, an SPU senior redshirt
competing unattached, ran eighth. John Riak of Saint
Martins was the winner in 24:35.
The Falcons Chad Meis (So., Renton,
Wa./Seattle Christian) improved 85 places over last year, to 17th.
Spokane Community College (64) won the mens
open team title, ahead of Idahos Lewis-Clark State (80) and
Alaska Anchorage (86).
Rounding out the SPU mens scorers were
Jeff Dull (Fr., Shoreline, Wa./Kings), Evan Dull (Fr.,
Shoreline, Wa./Kings), Scott Seamster (Sr., Seattle,
Wa./Blanchet) and Jordan Lance (Fr., Bothell, Wa./Jackson).
Members of both teams will be split between
Boises Bob Firman Races and the Bellvue Invitational next