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October 11, 2003

BATTLEGROUND, Wash. - Former Centralia High School standout Josh Klimek led The Evergreen State College Men's Cross Country Team with his tenth place finish in the eighty-five man field at today's meet.

Klimek, now a sophomore at Evergreen covered the five mile course in a seasonal best time of 26:41. Teammate Nathan Chambers, a Tumwater High School graduate in 2002, also scored a top-twenty finish with his seventeenth place finish. The Evergreen Men placed 9 th of 12 teams.

Evergreen's usual third runner, John Each, did not compete because of class commitments. John Butkey of Clackamas CC was the overall winner in 25:32, just missing the course record by one second. St. Martin 's College scored their first ever victory to win with fifty-seven points.

In the women's 5k race, Evergreen placed eighth of twelve teams. Leading the Geoducks was senior Candy Owens who finished in 24th of 88 finishers in a time of 20:30.

"Both our men's and women's squads had their best meet so far this year," Coach Dickson proudly noted. "We had some near personal bests on a course that was twenty to thirty seconds slower than the last two locations. It's great to see us catching up to teams that were way ahead of us early in the season." Lewis & Clark College took the women's team honors with forty-four points.

Additional Team Results

Women

  • Meagan Mower 34th 21:17
  • Liesl Plomski 43rd 22:15
  • Drew Gaede 58th 23:38
  • Renee Queneville 63rd 25:32
  • Lacy Kilty 65th 26:05

Men

  • Kyle Skaggs 53rd 29:37
  • Robert Martindale 71st 31:37
  • Ben Woodhouse 82nd 36:32
  • Justin Porter 83rd 37:12