Sept. 11, 2006
THIS WEEK: The Cougars travel to Seattle with a large contingent of runners to compete in the 15th Annual Sundodger Invitational...University of Washington hosts the event...15 women and 13 men will run for WSU... unattached runners will be determined at the end of the week.
THE SUNDODGER: The Sundodger is typically a regional meet drawing teams from Washington, Idaho and Oregon...run takes place on the grass playing fields of Lincoln Park in Seattle...more meet information and directions to Lincoln Park can be found at the UW website, www.gohuskies.collegesports.com/sports/c-xc/spec-rel/060205aab.html.
LAST YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS: Several Cougars finished strong at the 2005 Sundodger...Haley Paul led the Cougar women as the individual winner...Meghan Leonard finished 11th...Isley Gonzalez placed 17th...Collier Lawrence placed 20th...Kelly Ramirez was the final scorer at 29th overall...women's team placed third overall...on the men's side, Mike Heidt placed fifth and Andrew Jones placed 11th...both runners unattached...Woody Favinger placed 14th...Drew Polley finished 15th...Chris Concha placed 27th...Chris Williams placed 32nd...Ryan Freimuth finished 38th...men's team placed fourth overall.
COUGARS COMPETING: Below is a list of WSU men's and women's entries for the Sundodger Invitational races:
Cougar Men Year Hometown/Last School Sam Ahlbeck So. Renton, Wash. (Lindbergh High) Derry Betts So. Edmonds, Wash. (Edmonds-Woodway High) Evan Blanshan So. Selah, Wash. (Selah High/Portland State) Chris Concha Jr. Reno, Nev. (Reno High) Woody Favinger So. Bellingham, Wash. (Sehome High) Daniel Geib Fr. Reno, Nev. (Galena High) Alex Grant Jr. Bellingham, Wash. (Sehome High) Clay Hemlock Sr. Ferndale, Wash. (Ferndale High/Highline CC/Portland State) Andrew Jones Jr. Gillette, Wyo. (Campbell County High) Luke Lemenager Fr. Maple Valley, Wash. (Tahoma High) Drew Polley So. Port Orchard, Wash. (South Kitsap High) Dominic Smargiassi RS-Fr. Auburn, Wash. (Auburn High) Chris Williams Jr. Federal Way, Wash. (Decatur High)
Cougar Women Year Hometown/Last School Karen DeMartini Sr. Reno, Nev. (Reno High) Lisa Egami Fr. Coquitlam, British Columbia (Centennial High) Isley Gonzalez Jr. Sunnyside, Wash. (Sunnyside High) Collier Lawrence Jr. Reno, Nev. (Reno High) Anna Layman Fr. Spokane Valley, Wash. (Central Valley High) Meghan Leonard So. Newberg, Ore. (Newberg High) Piper Marshall Fr. Honolulu, Hawaii (Punahou High) Alyssa Modrell So. Snohomish, Wash. (Snohomish High) Haley Paul Jr. Phoenix, Ariz. (Desert Vista High) Kayle Peterson Sr. Port Orchard, Wash. (South Kitsap High) Kelly Ramirez Sr. Duvall, Wash. (Cedarcrest High) Stephanie Sipes Fr. Gig Harbor, Wash. (Gig Harbor High) Sara Trané RS-Fr. Pixbo, Sweden (Frolunda gymnasiet) Chelsea VanDeBrake Fr. Yakima, Wash. (West Valley High) Becky Williams Fr. Federal Way, Wash. (Decatur High)
NEXT COMPETITION: Cougars head to Missoula, Mont., to compete in the Montana Invitational September 30.