September 6, 1997
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Washington State's Chris Charles and Crystal Malgesini placed second individually in their respective races while leading the Cougar cross country teams to a pair of second-place showings Saturday at the Bulldog Invitational.
The Community Colleges of Spokane swept both races held at Finch Arboretum. CCS led the men's team scoring with 20 points, followed by WSU with 37 points and host Gonzaga with 80. In the women's race, CCS led with 26 points, WSU had 35 and Gonzaga 66.
Charles, a Cougar sophomore from Bainbridge Island, Wash., was the runner-up as he crossed 26 seconds behind Shawn Beitlespacher of CCS who won the men's four-mile race with a time of 21 minutes, 37 seconds.
Erika Colin of CCS clocked a winning time of 16:16 in the women's 2.5-mile race, 15 seconds ahead of Malgesini, who made her WSU debut.
MEN'S RESULTS - BULLDOG INVITATIONAL (Spokane, Wash., Finch Arboretum, 4 miles)
WOMEN'S RESULTS - BULLDOG INVITATIONAL (Spokane, Wash., Finch Arboretum, 2.5
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