Sept. 2, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Led by the individual wins by senior All-American Megan Maynard and junior Oscar Franco-Parra, the Washington State University women's cross country team placed first and the Cougar men third at the Inland Empire Cross Country Classic at Coeur d'Alene Saturday.
Racing in a downpour on the North Idaho College campus, all seven Cougar women placed among the top 11 in the 4,000 meters race. Maynard, back after redshirting her junior track season, won the race but the times were not available. Ryan Gilmore was second, followed by Alishia Booterbaugh fourth, Hillary Smith sixth, Jenny Filipy seventh, and newcomers Ana Cabrera 10th, and Anna Blue 11th.
WSU women's team score of 20, surpassed the Gonzaga women at 46, Whitworth at 79, and North Idaho 92.
The Cougar men, running without Jon Welsh, Ian Johnson and Scott Johnson, saw two newcomers as their number two and three placers behind Franco-Parra on the 5,000 meters course. Freshmen Kurt Hicks was 14th, and Jim Neeway 16th. Loren Childers was 17th followed by Mike Merrick 31st and Jacob Hazelquist 44th.
Community Colleges of Spokane won the men's race with 31 points, North Idaho 42, WSU 76, Whitworth 89, and Gonzaga 142.
WSU races again Friday, Sept. 8, at the Idaho Invitational in Moscow on the University Golf Course.
Inland Empire Cross Country Classic (North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 5,000 meters)
September 2, 2000
Men's Team Results: 1, CC of Spokane 31. 2, North Idaho College 42. 3, Washington State 76. 4, Whitworth 89. 5, Gonzaga 142.
Top Three Individuals: 1, Oscar Franco-Parra (WSU) 16:12.9. 2, Gene Betancourt (NIC) 16:28.4. 3, Charles Degman (CCS) 16:29.4.
WSU Results: 1, Oscar Franco-Parra 16:12.9. 14, Kurt Hicks 17:07.3. 16, Jim Neeway 17:16.5. 17, Loren Childers 17:18.2. 31, Mike Merrick 17:41.3. 44, Jacob Hazelquist 18:48.9.
Inland Empire Cross Country Classic (North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 4,000 meters)
September 2, 2000
Women's Team Results: 1, Washington State 20. 2, Gonzaga 46. 3, Whitworth 79. 4, North Idaho College 92.
Top Three Individuals: 1, Megan Maynard (WSU). 2, Ryan Gilmore (WSU). 3, Alanna Steinert (Gonzaga).
WSU Results: 1, Megan Maynard. 2, Ryan Gilmore. 4, Alishia Booterbaugh. 6, Hillary Smith. 7, Jenny Filipy. 9, Ana Cabrera. 11, Anna Blue.