Oct. 27, 2008
David Kinsella crossed the finish line first for the Pilots at the Bill Dellinger Invitational and was followed closely behind by teammate Alfred Kipchumba, whofinished second overall at the meet. No. 4 Portland finished second at the meet, that included four teams that were ranked in the top 25, including top ranked Oregon, who barely edged the Pilots, 49-56. Mario Mendoza led Saint Mary's at the Sundodger Invitational, setting a school record while running in wet and cold conditions. Colby Litzenberger leads the Zags with a time of 24:53, which he ran at the Sundodger Invitational, helping the Gaels to a seventh place finish. Santa Clara's Robbie Reid set a personal record by 45 seconds at the Bronco Invitational, finishing 12th overall, to lead the Broncos to a seventh place finish. The Lions, Waves, Pilots, and Broncos all compete this weekend in preparation for the WCC Championships.
Sifrash Ademe led the way for the Pilots at the extremely competitive Bill Dellinger meet, finishing 13th overall, helping Portland to a sixth place finish. Of the nine teams competing at the event, four were ranked among the nation's best. Loyola Marymount's Tara Erdmann ran her best 6K time of the year at the highly touted Stanford Invitational last month. Erdmann finished eighth overall leading the Lions to a 12th place finish out of 29 teams. San Francisco's Michelle Born ran a personal best at the Chili Pepper Invitational, finishing ninth overall helping the Dons finish ninth out of 39 teams. Chelsea Wishard has led the Waves all season as she has been their top finisher at every meet this year. Gaels' senior Karrie Hagedorn ran her best race of the season early on at the UC Davis open.