CROSS COUNTRY PERFORMS WELL IN LONE HOME MEET

Sven Alskog

Sports Editor

In what will be the only home meet of the season, the Idaho State men’s and women’s cross country teams hosted Southern Utah and Westminster last Friday at Centennial Course.

On the women’s side, ISU took the meet led by a strong showing from senior Katie Nichols.

Nichols (10:49.00) took first place, while teammate Sasha Kent (10:59.09) ended the race in second.

Of the top eight finishers, seven were Bengals.

Presli Hutchison (11:00.30) was third, Carly Hansen (11:05.30) fourth, Jonalynn Horn (11:25.97) sixth, Ashley Sondag (11:27.19) seventh and Samantha Johnston (11:28.19) eighth.

The Bengals finished with 16 points for first place as team. Southern Utah had 47 and Westminster concluded with 80 on the day for the women.

For the men, ISU (35 points) took second place behind Southern Utah (21 points). Westminster finished with 80 for the men as well.

After the top four, the Bengals had the next six finishes in the top ten, with Southern Utah working a clean sweep of the first four spots.

Of those six, less than 17 seconds separated fifth place finishing Jake Meeker (20:02.40) from Tucker Boyd in 10th (20:18.93).

Tyler James (20:12.00) finished sixth, Dallin Webb (20:15.61) seventh, Andrew Kaler (20:15.97) eighth and Jacob Campbell (20:16.28) ninth.

The men ran a 6K and the women a 3K in the race.

ISU will travel to Bozeman on Sept. 19 to take part in the Montana State Invitational. That meet will begin at 9 a.m.

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