Oct. 4, 2004
Salem, OR- The San Diego Toreros finished in 16th place at the Willamette Invitational on Saturday, led by Dennis Sheehan and Brent Warnken. Sheehan ran a personal best 8K time of 25:50, moving him up to second on the Top USD All-Time 8K Times. Brent Warnken also moved up the list to third with a time of 25:56. The Toreros finished with a total time of 2:14.24, with an average of 26:52.
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Salem, OR- Paul Kezes, running for Team XO (8K, 23:58.30), and Mary Kamau (5K, 17:06.15) from the University of Idaho, had the top times overall, as they finished first in the men's and women's Open Division at the Charles Bowles Willamette Cross Country Invitational races Saturday at Bush Park in Salem, OR.
Eric Griffiths of Eastern Oregon (24:09.55) and Kristina Rody of the University of Guelph (17:15.38) won the men's and women's College division.
Chico State University took first place in both the men's and women's College divisions. Edinboro University took second place in both College divisions.
Willamette University, Augustana College, and the University of Guelph gathered up third, fourth, and fifth place finishes in the men's College division. University of California-San Diego, Willamette, and Guelph finished in the third, fourth, and fifth place positions for the women's College division.
In the Open Division, Idaho won the women's race, followed by Washington, Nevada, UC-Davis and Oregon State University (led by former Bearcat Coach Kelly Sullivan).
On the men's side, the UC-Davis team finished first, followed by Team XO, Portland State, Washington and Gonzaga.
The top runners and times in each category were:
Men's 8K Open:
Paul Kezes (Team XO, 23:58.30), Max King (Team XO, 24:07.33), David Kinsella (unaffiliated, 24:12.28), Uli Steidl (Seattle Runners Club, 24:13.49), and Michael Devenport (Portland State 24:15.23).
Men's 8K College:
Eric Griffiths (Eastern Oregon, 24:09.55), Luke Baltrusch (Augustana, 24:15.30), Patrick Bolvin (Chico State, 24:18.78), Aaron Hollingshead (Willamette, 24:24.30), and Steven Springhorn (Chico State, 24:25.60).
Women's 5K Open-
Mary Kamua (Idaho, 17:06.15), Ashlee Vincent (unaffiliated, 17:07.50), Letiwe Marakurwa (Idaho, 17:09.07), Lindsey Egerdahl (Washington, 17:13.12) and Dallon Williams (Washington, 17:16.37).
Women's 5K College:
Kristina Rody (Guelph, 17:15.38), Julie Nemergut (Edinboro, 17:27.94), Danya Rumore (Willamette, 17:36.82), Mary Biggs (Chico State, 17:43.48) and Jennifer James (Chico State, 17:46.50).