| March 22, 2018

Cross-Country: Incredible at Inland Empire championship

The Idaho cross-country team closed out the regular season Saturday at the Inland Empire Championships hosted by Lewis-Clark.

Once again, the Vandal women came out on top, defeating Washington State, Gonzaga, Boise State and Seattle U with a perfect 15 points.

Junior Andrea Condie held her spot at the top for the Vandals, finishing in overall first place in the 5k race with a time of 17:14.6. This was her third of four races she finished in first place.

Junior Kara Story finished fifth overall with a time of 17:36.7. Sophomore Maizy Brewer was close behind in seventh with a 17:43.3. Freshman Malania Thacker and junior Krista Story rounded out the scorers for the Vandals with eighth and ninth place finishes, respectively. Thacker completed the course in 17:43.6 and Krista Story with a 17:46.0.

The men’s squad finished the day with one head-to-head win against Seattle U, winning 18-44.

Sophomore Fabian Cardenas lead the way for Idaho, taking 17th overall with a time of 24:40.3 in the 8k. Sophomore Dwain Stucker took 18th close behind Cardenas with a time of 24:43.2.

Sophomore Drew Schultz took overall 31st with a time of 24:59.2. Junior Skylar Ovnicek finished in 36th with a 25:10.0. Junior William Godfrey rounded out the scorers for Idaho in 38th with a time of 25:10.1.

Idaho moves forward to the Big Sky Championships Oct. 28 in Ogden, Utah.

Meredith Spelbring can be reached at arg-sports@uidaho.edu

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