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WCC Cross Country Notes

Sept. 21, 2010



Portland, San Francisco Chosen to Finish First in 2010 WCC Men's and Women's WCC Preseason Cross Country Polls
The 2009 WCC Cross Country Champions, the University of Portland men and University of San Francisco women, were chosen to take home the conference title again this year according to the 2010 WCC Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll. The Portland men earned the maximum 49 points, securing the first place vote from all other seven coaches in the conference, while the San Francisco women's team garnered 48 points and six first place votes.

2010 WCC Preseason All-Conference Teams
In addition to a preseason poll, the WCC head coaches were also asked to submit a preseason all-conference team. Below is the list of players named to the 2010 WCC preseason all-conference team.

2010 Preseason Men's All-Conference Team
Alfred Kipchumba, Portland
Chris Boyle, Gonzaga University
Chris Sampson, Santa Clara University
Ganbileg Bor, University of San Francisco
Jared Bassett, University of Portland
Lars Erik Malde, University of Portland
Matthew Frerker, University of Portland
Robbie Reid, Santa Clara University
Sterling Lockert, Loyola Marymount University
Trevor Dunbar, University of Portland

2010 Preseason Women's All-Conference Team
Chelsea Wishard, Pepperdine University
Eva Krchova, University of Portland
Heather Zytkewicz, University of San Francisco
Hillary Kigar, University of San Francisco
Lyndy Davis, University of Portland
Mary Reynolds, Santa Clara University
Nicole Bowler, University of San Francisco
Sheree Shea, Loyola Marymount University
Stephanie Wilson, Santa Clara University
Tara Erdmann, Loyola Marymount University


  • The Gonzaga men and women each finished fourth at the Sundodger Invitational Saturday in Seattle, WA.

  • The men finished fourth with 140 points. On the women's side, the Bulldogs had 108 points.

  • Junior Chris Boyle returned to his hometown and finished 16th overall in 24:35.98 over the 8K Lincoln Park course for the men.

  • Kayla Lloyd and Laura Volcheff were the top two finishers for the women, Lloyd placing 22nd and Volcheff 23rd overall in 22:11.16 and 22:11.76, respectively.

  • The Bulldogs will return to action on Saturday when they run the Erik Anderson/Runner's Soul Invitational at Plantes Ferry in the Spokane Valley.

  • The Lions placed 3rd in the women's race and 4th in the men's race on Sunday at the UC Riverside Invitational, while the second squad of LMU women won the Open race.

  • Junior Tara Erdmann won the Invitation race in 16:45 for the women while junior Thomas Finnigan led the men and set a personal record by placing 27th with a time of 24:57 for the 8k course.

  • On the men's side, the Lions placed fourth overall as a team out of 25 division I teams. On the women's side, the Lions took third, while Junior Tara Erdmann won the UCR Invitational andsophomore Sheree Shea took fourth.

  • Next up, the Lions will race at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday.

  • The Pepperdine women placed third of nine teams Saturday morning at the University of Washington's Sundodger Invitational. The Waves totaled 99 points, benefiting from a pair of top-five performances by veterans senior Chelsea Wishard and junior Lauren Lodge.

  • Wishard placed third in the 93-woman field with a 6K time of 20:53.86, while Lodge posted a fifth-place mark of 20:57.79.

  • The Pepperdine's men's team finished its 8K race in 10th place with 267 points. Sophomore Sean King led the Waves with a personal best of 25:24.29.

  • The Waves return to action Saturday with a trip to CSU Bakersfield for the RoadrunnerInvitational, where head coach Robert Radnoti's men's and women's squads claimed last year's team titles.

  • The Pilots took first place in both the Men's 8k and Women's 6kcompetitions at the Pier Park Invitational in Portland on September 10th.

  • The men raced to first place with a team score of 26 which outlasted the score of 33 posted by Willamette University.

  • The women notched a score of 20, which was in front of the 64 put up by second placeWillamette University.

  • Sophomore Joash Osoro led the way for the men with a time of 24:42, while redshirt freshman Kelli Houser paced the women with a final time of 17:51.

  • Next up, the Pilots will run at the Charles Bowles Invitational on October 2nd.

  • The Saint Mary's men's and women's cross country teams traveled to Granite Regional Park in Sacramento for the Hornet Jamboree hosted by Sacramento State on September 11th.

  • On the men's side, the Gaels placed sixth out of eight teams, averaging 22:31 minutes in the four mile race, while the women finished with an average team time of 19:00, placing them in fifth.

  • The men were led by junior Robb Van Wyck, who finished 19th overall in 21:06. Sophomore Rosie Smith finished with a time of 18:11, her new personal record in the 5K by 13 seconds, to lead the women.

  • The Gaels return to action September 25th at the Stanford Invitational.

  • The Toreros women's squad picked up a fourth place finish in the 5k event, while the men finished in fifth place in the 8k event at the 2010 Aztec Invitational in San Diego last Saturday.

  • In the women's 5k invite race, USD had an average time of of 19:09.68 for fourth place. Sophomore Kristy Koenes paced the team to a ninth place finish overall with a time of 18:37.

  • The men finished fifth overall with an average finish time of 26:58.72. Sophomore ErikAnderson paced the team to a 26:09 finish time for ninth place overall.

  • San Diego races again in two weeks when they travel to South Bend, Indiana for the Notre Dame Invitational to be held on Friday, October 1 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

  • The San Francisco men's and women's cross country teams both finished fourth at Sacramento State's Hornet Jamboree on Saturday, September 11th in Sacramento.

  • Freshman Jana Stolting paced the women's team with a fifth-place finish in her first collegiate race, finishing with a time of 18:02 in the 5k race.

  • Senior Joshua Horeled was the men's team's top finisher, coming in at 16th in 20:58 in the shortened four-mile men's course.

  • Next up for the USF men's and women's cross country teams is the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, September 25th.

  • The Santa Clara men finished in seventh place with 25 teamscompeting and the women were 13th out of 24 at the annual UCR Cross Country Invitational this weekend.

  • The women were led by junior Nicole Giove who finished in 65th place with a 5k time of 18:18.

  • The men were led by sophomore Kevin Oliver. Oliver ran a personal best mark of 25:05 for the 8k race to cross the line in 38th place.

  • The Broncos return to action on Saturday when they run at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday.