Women's Cross Country Captures Bob Firman Team Title

EAGLE, Idaho The Boise State women’s cross country team captured the team title, Saturday, at the 2007 Bob Firman Invite at Eagle Island State Park as it placed five runners among the top 20 finishers.


Leading the way for the Bronco women was Breanna Sande who earned her third top five finish in as many races with a 18:16.60 on the 5,000-meter course to collect two points. Freshman Hillary McClendon finished in 18:32.38 for fifth place, as she collected five points for team. Also earning points for Boise State was Chaly Jones in ninth place (18:49.74), Carly Gerard in 14th place (18:59.83) and Pamila Ward in 20th place (19:16.60).


The men’s team captured a second place finish with 96 points, one better than Idaho State, as senior Cody Eaton paced the way with a 25:34.16 on the 8,000-meter course to earn the fourth place individual finish. This is the second top five finish for Eaton in three races this season.


Also earning points for Boise State men’s cross country team was Sawyer Bosch who finished in 14th place with a 25:55.15, Kevin Higgs in 15th place (25:56.34), Scott Foley in 28th with a 26:21.02, and Stanley Chebii in 48th place with a 26:54.99.


“I am ecstatic about how both the teams ran today,” graduate assistant interim cross country coach Tom Shanahan said. “We ran aggressive throughout the race. I was very impressed in how we took the race on and finished.”


The Boise State men’s and women’s cross country teams will continue its season Sept. 29, at the Williamette Invitational in Salem, Ore.


Team Results - Men


1. Boise State                      50

2. Chico State                      71

3. Seattle Pacific                  71

4. UC San Diego                 158

5. Lewis-Clark State            162

6. Albertson                        174

7. Western Washington       187

8. Northwest Nazarene        211

9. Idaho State                     220

10. Cal St. - Stanislaus       221

11. Eastern Oregon             266

12. Humboldt State             303

13. Concordia                     388


Team Results - Women


1. Chico State                       30

2. Boise State                        96

3. Idaho State                        97

4. Humboldt State                121

5. UC San Diego                   127

6. Eastern Oregon                133

7. Western Washington        184

8. Albertson                         192

9. Cal St. - Stanislaus           201

10. Northwest Nazarene         253

11. Treasure Valley CC          338





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