Limpf Leads Eagles to 17th-Place Finish at Notre Dame

Oct. 3, 2008

Eastern Washington University senior Paul Limpf placed sixth out of 202 runners to lead Eastern to a 17th-place finish in the "Blue Division" at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday (Oct. 3) in South Bend, Ind.

Limpf covered the eight-mile course in 23:42, trailing the winner by just 10 seconds. Eastern finished 17th out of 25 teams from across the country.

Other Eastern finishers included Alex Smyth (19th, 24:08), Bowe Ebding (117th, 25:17), Tyler Justice (158th, 25:49), Graham Vaux (159th, 25:51) and Kyle King (162nd, 25:56).

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The men are currently ranked ninth in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the west. Washington State and Washington are ranked seventh and eighth, respectively.

The Eagles last competed at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, Wash., on Sept. 20. Limpf won that race with a time of 23:33, setting a new course record and a personal best time in the 8,000 meters. That race earned him Big Sky Conference Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.

The rest of Eastern's team will compete Saturday (Oct. 4) at the Montana Invitational. The women's 5,000-meter race begins at 10 a.m. with the men to follow at 10:30 a.m. in the 8,000 meters.

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