WSU men’s, women’s teams compete in Pac-12 Cross Country Championships

Senior Chandler Teigen finished seventh overall in conference event



The WSU men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Pac-12 Championships Friday in Stanford, California.

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

The WSU cross country teams headed down to Stanford, California, to compete in the Pac-12 Championships Friday morning.

The WSU women’s team, No. 15 in the west region, placed eight with a score of 249 points. Senior Vallery Korir finished first for the team and 39th overall with a time of 21:06.4.

Following Korir was sophomore Zorana Grujic in 47th place with a time of 21:18.3, freshman Emma Jenkins in 54th with a time of 21:26, junior Kaili Keefe in 63rd with a time of 21:38, junior Janet Okeago in 65th with a time of 21:39.9, junior Marie Gaudin 79th with a time of 22:10.3, sophomore Samantha King-Shaw in 83rd with a time of 22:18.3 and sophomore Pia Richards in 90th with a time of 22:40.5.

University of Colorado senior Dani Jones won the women’s Pac-12 individual title beating University of Oregon senior Jessica Hull by 1.1 seconds. Jones won the Pac-12 individual title last year.

No. 4 University of Oregon won the Pac-12 women’s title with a score of 32 and had seven athletes finish in the top 20.

The No. 29 WSU men’s team finished fifth with a score of 123 points. The Cougars finished ahead of No. 12 University of California, Los Angeles. Senior Chandler Teigen finished first for the team and seventh overall with a time of 23:12.1.

Following Teigen was senior Nathan Wadhwani in 21st place with a time of 23:33.4, redshirt freshman Amir Ado in 28th with a time of 23:47.0, junior Colton Johnsen in 34th with a time of 23:54.8, junior Justin Janke in 36th with a time of 23:59.8, senior Kyler Little in 41st with a time of 24:15.9, senior Paul Ryan in 49th with a time of 24:34.7, redshirt sophomore Andrew Cooper in 58th with a time of 24:52.3, sophomore Zach Stallings in 60th with a time of 25:02.5 and junior Cameron Dean in 62nd with a time of 25:06.3.

Stanford University senior Grant Fisher won the Pac-12 individual title for the second-straight year. The No. 4 Stanford men’s team went back-to-back as well, winning the Pac-12 Championship for the second-consecutive season.

The Cougars’ next race will be Nov. 9 in Sacramento, California, for the NCAA West Regional.