Eastern men finish third, while the women are eighth at the Sundodger Invitational
Alex Smyth (Pictured) and Kyle King finished in the top seven as the Eastern Washington University cross country team competed Saturday (Sept. 19) at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, Wash.
Eastern's men finished third out of eight teams with 95 points, placing behind champion Washington (27 points) and Western Washington (74 points). The Eagle women were eighth.
In the 8,000-meter race, Smyth finished fourth out of 72 competitors with a time of 24:11.41 and King was seventh with a time of 24:18.97. Other Eastern competitors were Graham Vaux (26th, 25:19.65), Jordan Curnutt (51st, 26:12.71) and Cody Bradwell (59th, 26:50.06).
On the women's 6-000-meter course, Ari Rios finished 56th with a time of 23:47.70 and Stephanie Dye finished 64th with a time of 24:32.11. Other Eagle women finishers were Jessi Johnson (74th, 25:28.41), Sarah Alvick (76th, 25:40.04), Kelly Downey (77th, 26:06.42), April Axtell (80th, 26:37.43) and Amanda Weaver (82nd, 27:20.06).
Eastern will have next week off before competing at Montana on Oct. 3.