Top 10 Roundup
No. 5 Chico State places third at Sundodger
No. 5 Chico State at Sundodger Invitational
SEATTLE -- Everything known about State prior to Saturday's season-opening Sundodger Invitational was "on paper." Then the Wildcats' third-place finish provided a stage for quite a few important introductions in Seattle's Lincoln Park.
Ayla Granados said hello to 2013 with a fifth-place finish, covering the six-kilometer course in 21:34.15. Sophomore Enriquette Peinado made a grand entrance to the program after missing most of last season due to injury, finishing 14th in 21:59.25, just ahead of returning All-American Sara Mikesell in 16th. And true freshman Jacqueline Adams finished 34th in the 209-runner field in her collegiate debut.
The Wildcats were also introduced to Simon Fraser, beginning its first full season as a member of NCAA Division II. The Clan left a strong impression, finishing second, ahead of the Wildcats and behind British Columbia.
UBC won the 18-team race with 44 points, Simon Fraser, ranked No. 13 in the nation entering the season, finished second with 64 points. Chico State, No. 5 in the nation, scored 91 points. Trinity Western was fourth (134 points), and Western Washington – ranked No. 6 in the West – was fifth (147).
No. 6 Shippensburg at Division II Challenge
KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Shippensburg placed fifth on Saturday morning at Kutztown's Division II Challenge, with freshman Casey Norton pacing the Raiders with a 6K time of 23:07.
Norton placed 14th, while three Raiders finished consecutively in 21st through 23rd place. Freshman Allison Marella crossed the finish line in 23:31, while junior Patty Reis was one second behind. Freshman Natalie Eastwood was one second behind Reis.
No. 9 Winona State at Wisconsin-Parkside Midwest Open
SOMERS, Wis. -- Jessica Young finished fourth individually as the Winona State placed fifth at the Wisconsin-Parkside Midwest Open Saturday in Somers, Wis.
Young posted a time of 18:16 to earn the fourth-place showing in one of the weekend's top NCAA Division II meets. Jordan Skelly added an 11th-place finish for Winona State, recording a time of 18:39.
Freshman Heidi Hujik was the third Warrior to cross the finish line, posting a time of 19:22 to place 37th.
As a team, Winona State totaled 127 points to post its fifth-place showing. Edinboro won the team title with a score of 35.