October 3, 2009

King Finishes Second in Missoula

Eagle men finish fourth, while the women are fifth at the Montana Invitational

Kyle King of the Eastern Washington University cross country team finished second at the Montana Invitational on Saturday (Oct. 3) in Missoula, Mont.

The Eagle men finished fourth out of five teams. Montana State won with 27 points, followed by Montana (40), College of Idaho (85), EWU (90) and Gonzaga (129). The women were fifth with the Montana women winning.

King finished the 8,000-meter course with a time of 24:56. He was followed by teammates Graham Vaux and Cody Barton. Vaux finished 17th with a time of 26:00 and Barton finished 18th with a time of 26:01.

Other Eastern finishers included Simon Sorensen (21st, 26:18), Jordan Curnutt (32nd, 26:41) and Cody Bradwell (37th, 27:11).

In the women's 5,000-meter run, Brittney Williams finished 25th with a time of 19:39. She was followed by teammate Ari Rios, who finished 34th with a time of 20:03.

Other Eagle finishers included Stephanie Dye (41st, 20:20), Lauren Matthews (45th, 20:46), Kelly Downey (47th, 21:07), Sarah Alvick (51st, 21:23), April Axtell (54th, 21:55) and Amanda Weaver (57th, 22:31).

The Eagles will take next week off before heading to Moscow, Idaho, on Oct. 17 for the Idaho Invitational.

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