The Idaho women’s cross-country team pulled a 20-41 victory in its first dual meet of the season against Gonzaga Saturday. The men lost 23-32.
Gonzaga’s junior Jordan Thurston finished first and closely followed by freshman Kara Story, who finished in 17:39.3.
Rounding out the top five for Idaho was senior Halie Raudenbush in third, sophmore Andrea Condie in fourth, and freshman Maizy Brewer in fifth.
Director of Cross Country Tim Cawley had nothing but praise for the women’s team.
“The women ran fantastic today,” he said in a news release. “Gonzaga is a good, tough team and it was exciting to see our team out there running together.”
The freshman led the men’s team for the second time this season.
Freshman Grayson Ollar came in seventh with a time of 25:16.9. He was the highest placed Idaho runner. Freshman Drew Schultz made eighth place and freshman Dwain Stucker took 10th.
“The guys ran well against a really good Gonzaga team,” Cawley said. “It was a really good meet, it was really enjoyable. We fared well, we’re moving in the right direction.”
The women’s team is ranked 14th in the West Region, according to USTFCCCA.
The Idaho cross-country team runs in the Washington Invitational Oct. 1 in Seattle.
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