SPOKANE, Wash. -- Washington State seniors Abby Regan and Ruby Roberts led the Cougar women’s cross country team to victory at the Clash of the Inland Northwest meet at Mead High School Saturday morning.
Regan (Coonamble, NSW, Australia) won the women’s 4000m race in a time of 13 minutes, 34.8 seconds with Roberts (Kingston, Wash.) second in a time of 13:35.5. WSU women then took three more spots in the top 12: Morgan Willson (redshirt sophomore, Colfax, Wash.) was seventh (14:11.3), CharLee Linton (junior, Shoreline, Wash.) took eighth (14:15.3) and Devon Bortfeld (freshman, Sammamish, Wash.) finished 11th (14:20.9). Other Cougar women scoring were Steffie Pavey (sophomore, Priest River, Idaho) in 17th (14:34.2) and Emily Dwyer (junior, Sammamish, Wash.) in 22nd (14:46.0).
In the women’s dual meet scoring WSU defeated Eastern Washington 19-38, defeated Gonzaga 18-44, and defeated Idaho 18-42.
Richard Shroy (redshirt senior, Carson, Nev.) was the top Cougar man to finish the 6000m course at fourth place in a time of 18:15. Cougar men took the next five places in this order: Forrest Shaffer (junior, Petaluma, Calif.) fifth (18:16), John Whelan (sophomore, Etna, Calif.) sixth (18:17), Jackson Haselnus (sophomore, Gresham, Ore.) in seventh (18:18), Lee George (senior, Ferndale, Wash.) eighth (18:23), and Drew Jordan (redshirt senior, Medford, Ore.) in ninth (18:23).
Dual scoring for the WSU men’s team shows the Cougars defeating Eastern Washington 15-49, defeating Gonzaga 25-35, and defeating Idaho 15-50.
This was the inaugural competition for Wayne Phipps as the WSU Director of Cross Country/Track & Field.
“I thought both teams performed very well,” Phipps said. “It was a nice controlled effort throughout the race. Overall, an excellent first race for both teams and I’m very excited or the rest of the season.
The next race for the Cougar harriers will be September 20 at the Sundodger Invitational at Lincoln Park in Seattle.