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Drew Polley Top WSU Finisher at Pre-Nationals Cross Country Meet
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 10/18/2008
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Oct. 18, 2008

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Terre Haute, Ind. - The Washington State University women's cross country team finished 16th and the men's team placed 17th at the Brooks Pre-Nationals Meet Saturday, Oct. 18, at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at Terre Haute, Ind.

Junior Sara Trané (Pixbo, Sweden) continued her consistent performance for the Cougars, finishing the 6,000m women's Blue race in 47th place with a time of 21-minutes, 16 seconds.

"The women ran pretty well, about what we were hoping for," WSU Head Coach Jason Drake said. "Both Lisa and Sara had solid races."

Junior Lisa Egami (48th, 26.17.0), freshman Michelly Foley (98th, 21:50.7), junior Chelsea VanDeBrake (134th, 22:13.6), and sophomore Amanda Andrews (140th, 22:16.4) also scored for WSU. Emily Farrar and Marisa Sandoval finished 198th and 218nd, respectively. In the Blue division, the women finished tied for 16th overall out of 41 teams.

"Michelly Folley had a great day," Drake said. "Since it was her first time at this meet, to finish in top 100 was good."

WSU senior Drew Polley was the top finisher for the Cougar men. Polley finished the 8,000m in 37th place with a time of 24:16.8. The other scorers for the Cougars were junior Sam Ahlbeck (66th, 24:38.3), junior Dominic Smargiassi (92nd, 24:52.5), junior Mark Moeller (124th, 25:06.3), and freshman Justin Englund (177th, 25:30.4). Freshman Jono Lafler also ran for the Cougars and finished 238th respectively. The WSU men placed 17th out of out of 41 teams in the Blue race.

"Drew Polley had a great race finishing 37th and Sam Ahlbeck as well at 66th. It was also nice to have Dominic Smargiassi back running well today," Drake said.

Up next for the Cougars is the Pacific-10 Conference Championships, Oct. 31, at Corvallis, Ore.

NCAA Pre-National Cross Country Meet (LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course, Terre Haute, Ind. 8,000m)
October 18, 2008

Men's Blue Race Top Team Results: 1. Alabama 89; 2. Northern Arizona 113; 3. Michigan 146; 4. Florida State 212; 5. Minnesota 234; 6. William and Mary 242; 7. Cal Poly 273; 8. Califronia 315; 9. Providence 321; 10. North Carolina State 366. 17. Washington State 496.

Top Five Individuals: 1. Tyson David (Alabama) 23:30.1; 2. David McNeill (Northern Arizona) 23:30.7; 3.Hassan Mead (Minnesota) 23:33.1; 4.Patrick Smyth (Notre Dame) 23:38.3; 5 Augustus Maiyo (Alabama) 23:39.6.

WSU Results: 37. Drew Polley 24:16.8; 66. Sam Ahlbeck 24:38.3; 92. Dominic Smargiassi 24:51.5; 124. Mark Moeller 25:06.3; 177. Justin Englund 25:30.4; 238. Jono Lafler 26.08.9.

NCAA Pre-National Cross Country Meet (LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course, Terre Haute, Ind. 6,000m)
October 18, 2008

Women's Blue Race Top Team Results: 1. Washington 36 ; 2. Villanova 126; 3. Minnesota 198; 4. Michigan State 215; 5. Florida 233; 6. Wisconsin 247; 7. Stanford 248; 8. Rice 263; 9. Iowa 283; 10. New Mexico 296. 16. Washington State 467

Top Five Individuals: 1. Brianna Felnagle (North Carolina) 20:02.4; 2. Hollie Knight (Auburn) 20:13.4; 3.Kendra Schaaf (Washington) 20:14.7; 4.Christine Babcock (Washington) 20:15.2; 5. Marie Lawrence (Washington) 20:17.8.

WSU Results: 47. Sara Trané 21:16.6; 48. Lisa Egami 21:17.0; 98. Michelly Foley 21:50.7; 134. Chelsea VanDeBrake 22:13.6; 140. Amanda Andrews 22:16.4;198. Emily Farrar 22:48.6; 218. Marisa Sandoval 23:02.8.
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