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Scheduled Game: CC Western Washington Tune Up @ Bellingham (East Lake Padden Park)

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CROSS COUNTRY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010
WESTERN WASHINGTON TUNE-UP RACE

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SPARTANS RUN WELL IN BELLINGHAM

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
The Trinity Western cross country team ran in its first university race of the season Saturday in Bellingham, WA and, in what was a tune-up competition before the Western Washington Invitational on Oct. 23, the Spartans took their first steps toward building a competitive CIS squad.

In the men’s 8km event, the top finisher for TWU was Mihai Prajea, who crossed the finish line in a time of 28:10, which put him in 34th place overall.

“Mihai said the big hill on the course was really tough and the strong winds made it difficult,” said Spartans coach Susan Northey. “But he did well, especially considering the fact it was his first race back since suffering an Achilles tendon injury and was a terrific leader for our team.”

On the women’s side, it was once again TWU’s Marissa Ratzlaff leading the way for the Spartans as she finished the 5km event with a time of 20:36, placing her 37th overall.

“Marissa went out really strong and really wanted to be with the top racers because she’s got that racing mentality,” Northey said. “Because of that, she suffered in the second half but she’s getting there and really improving and I love her hard-working racers mentality.”
 
The Spartans entered eight men and five women into the race that saw them compete against Simon Fraser, British Columbia, Seattle Pacific and Western Washington.
 
The Spartans next race will be the Western Washington Invitational, which is once again held in Bellingham, WA.

Men’s Results
34 Prajea, Mihai                Trinity Western          28:10                
49 Pchenitchnikov, Alex    Trinity Western          29:00                
57 Carwile, Jason              Trinity Western          29:28                
61 Voth, Chris                    Trinity Western          30:43                
63 Ott, Andrew                   Trinity Western          31:00                
65 Kostelyk, David             Trinity Western          31:31                
67 Cymbaluk, Gary            Trinity Western          31:47               
69 Gibson, Drew                 Trinity Western         32:57                  

Women’s Results
37 Ratzlaff, Marissa           Trinity Western          20:36               
59 Nagy, Karina                 Trinity Western          24:35               
60 Friesen, Breanne           Trinity Western          24:36               
61 Glenn, Miranda              Trinity Western          25:30               
62 Franz, Vanessa             Trinity Western          25:43   

-TW-

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