Cross country women, men’s teams finish in top 10

Grujic, Ado finish first for their teams



The women’s XC team starts the race at the WSU XC Open on Aug. 30 at the Colfax Golf Course.

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

WSU’s country teams met their top 10 finish goal in the NCAA West Regional at Colfax Golf Club in Colfax on Nov. 15.

The women’s team placed ninth out of 35 teams in the race with 272 total points. Sophomore Zorana Grujic led the way for the Cougars posting a time of 20:50.5 which earned her 39th place overall in the race.

Senior Josie Brown met her personal goal going into the race of finishing in less than 21 minutes. Brown finished with a time of 20:59.9 giving her a 49th overall finish.

For women, Stanford led the way in the West Regional with 39 points. In second place was Washington with 49 points. Finishing third was Boise State which had 86 points.

The men’s team, who is ranked eighth in the west, put up 177 total points to finish in seventh place.

Sophomore Amir Ado led the charge for the men’s team, finishing 24th overall with a time of 30:09.9.

Behind Ado was junior Mathew Watkins who posted a time of 30:23.9 and finished 30th overall in the race.

Senior Justin Janke was the third Cougar to cross the finish. Janke placed 36th overall in the race finishing with a time of 30:39.6.

Portland earned first place overall on the men’s side with 65 total points. Stanford had 78 points to take second place. Oregon finished in third place with 90 points.