|Strong Individual Performances For XC|
Sunnyvale, Calif. – The University of Idaho men’s and women’s teams split forces this weekend to compete at the Bronco Invitational and the Inland Empire Championships, and the day was highlighted with several personal best performances.
Director of track and field/cross country said overall both teams performed very well today especially on the men’s side.
Senior Hannah Kiser led the way for the Vandal women with a second-place overall finish in 20:19.7. Sophomore Halile Raudenbush finished the race 23rd overall (21:10.7) and was followed by sophomore Abby Larson (21:21.1), senior Emily Paradis (21:28.1) and sophomore Alex Siemens (21:44.2). Senior Holly Stanton was the sixth Vandal to cross the finish with a time of 21:47.9.
“This was one of the best performances we have ever had as a team over a 6K course,” Phipps said. “Hannah had a great race especially since it was her first race in five weeks.”
At the Inland Empire Championships at Lewiston, Idaho, every Vandal women posted a personal best time.
Sophomore Marquita Palmer led the way for the women with her 12th place overall finish. She was followed by sophomore Stephanie Rexus (18:05), sophomore Alex Sciocchetti (18:11), freshman Emma Balazs (18:20) and freshman Helga Machleidt (20:51).
“I feel as though this was the perfect weekend for us in preparation for the Western Athletic Conference Championships in two weeks.”