Western St. finishes invite in seventh
Roundup: Wildcats win via tiebreak against No.11 Portland
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Tyler Pennel led Western State to a seventh-place finish with his No. 13 individual placing at the 75th Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday.
Lauren Kleppin picked up her third victory of the season against some of the top collegiate runners in the nation with a win. The top-ranked Western State women finished third in the university division behind Indiana and Oklahoma State.
No. 5 Chico State at Willamette Invitational
SALEM, Ore. – At Saturday’s 37th annual Charles Bowles Invitational, hosted by Willamette University at Bush’s Pasture Park, the Wildcats tied for first place with the 11th-ranked Division I team in the land, the University of Portland, and took home the team title in a tiebreaker.
That gave the Wildcats a clean sweep of the day’s action. The women’s team easily outdistanced Division I schools Santa Clara and Portland in the day’s first race.
Sophomore Isaac Chavez finished third and freshman Johnny Sanchez fourth and the Wildcats sent eight of the first 18 runners across the line, matching Portland’s point total of 37. Anthony Costales finished eighth, Joey Kochlacs 10th, and Dayne Gradone closed out the Wildcats’ scoring in 12th. But the Wildcats’ next finisher was at least as important.
Joseph Rivera’s 14th-place finish as the team’s No. 6 finisher gave them the tiebreaker against the Pilots for the team title. It should be noted that the Wildcats’ seventh and eighth runners beat Portland’s No. 6 as well. Alfonso Cisneros finished 16th, and Miles Dunbar 18th.