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Hannah Kiser
Kiser wins Dellinger Invite
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 10/01/2011
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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – University of Idaho sophomore Hannah Kiser was the headliner as the Vandal men’s and women’s cross country teams made impressive showings for the third meet in a row on Saturday at the Dellinger Invitational.

Kiser won the women’s 5000m race at the meet with a time of 16:45.71 to maintain her undefeated record in 2011 against collegiate competition. More impressive than the time is the fact that she out-kicked a group that includes nationally- and regionally-ranked opponents.

“I was kind of just waiting for everyone to kick past me and it didn’t happen, didn’t happen,” Kiser said about the finish in a post-race interview. “My coach (Wayne Phipps) was screaming at me like never before.”

As a team, the Idaho women took fifth with a team score of 131, behind nationally-ranked Oregon and regionally-ranked Wisconsin, Oregon State and Portland. As a team, Idaho put five runners in the top 46 of the 95-competitor field.

For the second meet in a row this season, Idaho sophomores reigned, as second-year Vandals Emily Paradis (22nd, 17:24.64) and Alycia Butterworth (31st, 17:30.95) joined Kiser as the team’s three top runners. Senior Anna Kalbrener was Idaho’s fourth finisher at 42nd overall (17:50.15) and senior Julia Veseth rounded out the scoring with a 17:56.48 and 46th overall placing.

The Vandal men provided a well-balanced effort for the second meet in a row with four athletes in the top 24 overall and fourth-place team finish with 110 points. Senior Stephane Colle was the team’s top runner after finishing 14th overall and 11th among collegians with an 8000m time of 24:06.45.

Colle was followed swiftly by junior Barry Britt in 17th overall (24:11.81) and senior Markus Geiger in 18th (24:14.63). Senior Jeremiah Dubie went 24th overall with a 24:23.23, and junior Jeff Osborn was the team’s fifth finisher at 64th overall in 25:44.41.

With one more regular-season meet ahead of them in two weeks at the Bronco Invitational, hosted by Santa Clara, Idaho now switches its training mode to more fine-tuning than conditioning as it approaches the Western Athletic Conference Championships at Honolulu, Hawai`i, on Oct. 29.

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