Top 10 Roundup
GVSU wins 13th GLIAC title; Augustana (S.D.) loses
HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Grand Valley State extended its GLIAC Championship winning streak on Saturday, dominating the race. It was the Lakers 13th consecutive conference crown.
The team, which had three student-athletes place in the top five, tallied only 30 points to easily outdistance Saginaw Valley State (84) in second place. The five scored runners for the Lakers all finished inside the top 11.
Allyson Winchester, who finished first in the GLIAC Championship race in 2012, finished in second this year with a time of 22:09.4 on the 6k course. Jessica Janecke was third (22:16.1), while Courtney Brewis came across in fifth (22:28.5).
Finishing out the scoring for the Lakers were Hannah Osborn in ninth (22:38.2) and Jordan Chester in 11th (22:43.7). Also running for GVSU were Molly Slavens, who finished 17th (22:59.1), and Madie Rodts, who crossed in 18th (22:59.2).
Winchester, Janecke and Brewis all earned First Team All-GLIAC honors by finishing in the top seven, while Osborn and Chester were named Second Team All-GLIAC.
SILVER CITY, N.M. -- Second-ranked Adams State took the team title at the RMAC Championships on Saturday. No. 3 Western State took second, No. 8 Metro State placed third and o. 10 Colorado-Colorado Springs placed fourth.
Adams State had the No. 1 runner in Lauren Martin. Martin finished with a time of 21:20.4. ASU placed two other runners in the top 10; Kelly Lamb and Maura O'Brien. ASU won with a team score of 37.
Anna Marshall was the top Mountaineer finisher. Marshall ran the 6k race in a time of 21:39.9, finishing fourth overall. Tara Richardson finished seventh with a time of 21:55.7 and Julie Pack crossed the finish line ninth with a time of 22:11.0.
Marshall and Richardson both earned first team All-RMAC honors. Western State scored a total of 45 points for second place.
Metro State matched the best finish in school history at the RMAC.
Sophomore Janelle Lincks stole the show in the race for the Roadrunners, finishing second overall in a school-record time of 21:32.9, 12 seconds behind champion Lauren Martin. Lincks had the best finish of any Metro State runner--male or female--in school history. Xenia Flores' eight-place finish in 2009 was the only other top-10 finish.
Veronica Sandoval led Colorado-Colorado Springs to a fourth place finish at the RMAC.
Sandoval finished No. 12 with a time of 22:32.9, an improvement from last season's No. 19 finish at the RMAC Championships. Sandoval claimed second team All-RMAC while teammate Angie Martell was named third team All-RMAC. Martell finished No. 19 in 22:48.1.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Augustana (S.D.) received its first non-victory of the season. Kristin Brondbo led the Viking women with a second-place finish, clocking a 21:10.18, her highest finish at the NSIC championships.
Minnesota-Duluth placed four runners in the top 10, while Augustana's second and third runner, Meritxell Delgado and Runa Falch, earned 13th and 14th place overall. Kaitlyn Yoerg came across in 16th and Cassidy Soli capped off the Vikings' scoring in 22nd place.
Augustana's 67 points fell shy of Minnesota-Duluth's winning total of 50.
MONMOUTH, Ore. -- Senior Susan Tanui won the individual title, as No. 5 Alaska-Anchorage swept the 13th annual Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday at the Ash Creek Preserve.
The team captured its fifth consecutive team title – first for any GNAC cross country program – outdistancing No. 6 Simon Fraser 36-49. Seattle Pacific finished third with 94 points, while Western Washington was fourth with 112.
Tanui successfully defended her GNAC title with a winning-time of 20:24.74 for GNAC Athlete of the Year honors. The 2012 NCAA runner-up, Tanui became the first UAA woman to win back-to-back conference titles when she defeated WWU’s Katelyn Steen (20:31.99).
Furnishing all-conference honors were senior Ivy O’Guinn and sophomore Joyce Kipchumba, who finished third and fourth, respectively. O’Guinn earned her third consecutive all-conference award with a time of 20:32.67, while Kipchumba crossed the finish line at 20:35.05 for GNAC Newcomer of the Year honors.
For Simon Fraser, Kansas Mackenzie placed eighth with a time of 20:57.61. Mackenzie was accompanied in the top 10 by teammate Kirsten Allen who took 10th.
CHICO, Calif. -- Seventh-ranked Chico State won the CCAA title at home on Saturday with a score of 29.
Second place went to Cal State Stanislaus which scored 77 points, follwed by Cal Poly Pomona with 118 points.
Chico State put four runners in the top 10. The Wildcats were led by senior Ayla Granados who ran the race in 22:10.9.
KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Propelled by a second place finish by Sarah Krolick, Edinboro finished second at the 2013 Pennsylvania State Athletic Championship on Saturday. It marked the fourth consecutive year that the Fighting Scots finished second, although 2103 saw a new champion crowned.
Mansfield proved a big surprise, not only ending Shippensburg's reign as five-time champion, but also stopping Edinboro from claiming its first PSAC championship since 2006. The Mountaineers had three runners in the top ten and totaled 65 points to edge Edinboro. The Fighting Scots totaled 77 points. Shippensburg came in third in the 17-team race with 103 points.