No. 5 Western State third at Okla. St.
Roundup: No. 2 Chico State dominant at Charles Bowles
STILLWATER, Okla. -- No. 1 Western State gave a respectable showing at the Cowboy Jamboree, finishing only behind Division I schools Indiana and No. 23 host school Oklahoma State. Laura Kleppin continued her dominiance as she won her second consecutive race of the season (17:09.90).
No. 5 Adams State also placed well at the meet finishing sixth out of 30.
The Grizzlies had their own outstanding performer in Alicia Nelson. She finished third with a time of 17:22.79
Other top perfomers for the Knights included Sarah Lyle, (11th, 17:42.63) Sophie McNeely (15th, 17:53.15), Kristen Meadors (28th, 18:11.24) and Julianne Payton (55th, 18:43.68) for the Knights. While Adams State's best runners were Kelly Lamb (10th, 17:42.03), Sarah Lange (45th, 18:31.25) and Melissa Roberts (57th, 18:45.00).
No. 2 Chico State at Charles Bowles Invitational
SALEM, Ore. -- Alia Gray and Amy Schnittger crossed the line in first and second and the No. 2 Chico State posted a dominant victory at the 37th annual Charles Bowles Invitational Saturday. The Wildcats outdistanced second-place Santa Clara 43-72. Portland (DI) was third with 85 points.
Gray covered the five-kilometer course in 17:50.55, more than 40 seconds faster than her time at last season's race. Schnittger continues to impress, improving on her 40th-place finish.
Katie Spencer finished fifth for the Wildcats, Shannon Rich came in 14th, and Brooke Bergesen capped the team’s scoring finishing 21st. Stephanie Consiglio finished 22nd and Jonah Weeks 25th.
No. 3 Ferris State at Greater Louisville Classic
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- No. 3 Ferris State put together an impressive performance by earning runner-up honors at the prestigious Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
The Bulldogs scored 190 points behind champion Michigan (81). They finished ahead of Mississippi, which was third (202), followed by Purdue (228) and South Florida (232).
Senior Tina Muir led the Bulldogs as she finished second overall in the 5k event in a time of 16:59.01. Lydia Kosgei of Eastern Kentucky won the race in a time of 16:51.12.
Bulldog sophomore Samantha Johnson took eighth place (17:13.83), junior Anna Rudd was 31st (17:44.79), junior Alyssa Osika came in 49th (18:02.76) and junior Shelby Janutol finished 107th (18:32.74).