Rocky runners finish 4th in Idaho

2013-10-19T20:00:00Z 2013-10-19T20:54:04Z Rocky runners finish 4th in IdahoGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
October 19, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

LEWISTON, Idaho -- The men's and women's cross country teams at Rocky Mountain College placed fourth Saturday in the non-NCAA Division I category at the Inland Empire Championships.

Host Lewis-Clark State College won the men's team title, while College of Idaho placed first among the women.

Rocky's Kyle Olson placed ninth for the men with his clocking of 24:56. Teammates Shawn Peden (25:22) and Noah Kiprono (25:26) were 17th and 22nd, while Fred Petsch (25:29) was 24th and Cory Berry was 39th at 26:12.

Sam Atkin of L-C State won the 8-kilometer race in 23:25.

L-C State claimed the team title with 48 points, followed by Eastern Oregon University (53), College of Idaho (85) and Rocky (111).

Carroll College was fifth in the nine-school field at 123.

On the women's side, Rocky's Ana Richter was 10th at 18:08. Rachael Hart was 16th at 18:20 and Megan Breeding came in 17th at 18:21.

RMC's Jessica Raymond was 24th at 18:37, while Bailey Eich was 37th at 19:10..

College of Idaho's Hillary Holt was first at 16:42.

College of Idaho topped the nine-team standings with 31 points, followed by L-C State (92),  Carroll (97), Rocky (104) and the University of Calgary (110).

Rocky's women are ranked 18th nationally. L-C State is 14th and Carroll 16th.

The Rocky men and women will return to Lewiston on Nov. 8 for the Frontier Conference championships.




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