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Cross Country has Strong Showing in Oregon

Sept. 30, 2006

Willamette, OR -- The Saint Mary's men's and women's cross country teams finished their third race of the season this afternoon in Willamette, Oregon. Sean Hanley led the men with a time of 28:28. Karrie Hagedorn led the women with a time of 18:36.

Hagedorn returned to her home state in an impressive fashion. Hagedorn's time of 18:36 marks the third straight week in which she has set a personal best. Her time of 18:36 beats her previous best time by an astounding 1:05. Overall, Hagedorn finished in the top 25 percent of the field, placing 40th among a field of 180.

Freshman harrier Haley Hunsaker is developing into quite a runner for the women's squad. Hunsaker has improved in every race this season, running an impressive time of 19:31 this weekend. Senior Claudia Aguilera placed third for the Gaels and set a personal best time of 20:19. Oregon native Clare Schwallie ran a time of 21:00. Senior Deanna Price placed fifth for the Gaels with a time of 21:07.

Jenna Zack and Ruzena Kovacic rounded out the Gaels with times of 21:11 and 21:58, respectively.

Hanley continued his senior campaign leading the men's team with a time of 28:28. Sophomore David Stiles set a new personal best with a time of 28:40, beating his old personal best time by 32 seconds. Peter Mathieu ran a time of 29:48. Sophomores Eric Villegas and Michael Truxton placed fourth and fifth with times of 29:58 and 30:07, respectively.

Alex Nabors finished with a time of 30:14. Daniel Reyes crossed the line with a time of 31:15.

Saint Mary's cross country will return to the Bay Area to race next weekend. The Gaels will compete at the San Francisco State Invitational on Oct. 7 at 9:00 a.m.