Eastern’s Limpf sets mark
Eastern Washington University’s Paul Limpf set a course record Saturday as he captured the men’s title at the Sundodger Invitational at Lincoln Park in Seattle.
Limpf, a senior from Vancouver, Wash., finished in 23 minutes, 33 seconds on the 8,000-meter course. Teammate Alex Smyth took fourth (24:03) as EWU’s men finished third (68 points).
Limpf finished second last year in 23:46.
Washington State’s women, led by the seventh-place finish of junior Lisa Egami (20:52), placed fourth (121 points). Washington’s men and women captured the team titles. The Huskies men had 24 points and the Huskies women had 41.
The WSU men sent just three runners. Junior transfer Mark Moeller led the Cougars by finishing eighth (24:27).
Idaho’s men and women both took sixth. Jeremiah Johnson led Idaho’s men by placing 26th (25:03), while Idaho’s women were led by Maike Holthuijzen, who took 26th (22:03).
The Gonzaga men and women both finished seventh. Colby Litzenberger led GU’s men by placing 27th (24:53). Laura Volcheff took 47th (22:31) to lead GU’s women.
Stephanie Dye of EWU was the highest-placing Eagle (31st, 23:28).
•The Community Colleges of Spokane men took first place at the seven-team Clark Invitational in Vancouver, Wash.
Rigoberto Jimenez led CCS by taking second (25:58.4). The Sasquatch placed five in the top 10.
•The Whitworth women won the Willamette University Grass Course Invitational in Salem, Ore.
Gonzaga swept Eastern Michigan 25-15, 25-23, 25-17 to conclude the University of Pittsburgh tournament.
The Bulldogs (6-9) had their second-best hitting match of the season, finishing with a .351 attacking percentage. The Zags totaled 43 kills and only nine errors on 97 attempts. Junior outside hitter Michelle Boevers had a match-high 10 kills and a .409 attacking percentage. Senior Elaina Renius and juniors Emily Johnson and Layne Brosky all added eight apiece.
Gonzaga is off 12 days before opening West Coast Conference play at San Diego on Oct. 2.
•Idaho State swept visiting Eastern Washington 25-19, 25-19, 28-26 in a Big Sky Conference match.
Hayley Hills led EWU with 17 kills and 15 digs. Mandy Daniels also chipped in 16 digs.
EWU will play its home opener Thursday against Montana State.
•Lewis & Clark College tripped Whitworth 27-29, 25-18, 25-20, 25-18 in a Northwest Conference match at Whitworth Fieldhouse.
Margaret Dowling led the Pioneers with 21 kills and 11 digs. Kaimi Rocha led the Pirates (8-6, 1-1) with 14 kills and 12 digs. Kaipo Rocha added 12 kills, Jordan Hoffnagle had 21 assists and Nikki Bardwell had 17 digs.
•Community Colleges of Spokane went 2-1 in the final day of the Bellevue Crossover tournament, placing third.
CCS (15-11) defeated Bellevue 25-17, 25-23 and Clark College 25-12, 22-25, 15-8, but the Sasquatch lost to Chemeketa 25-15, 25-18. Middle blocker Nicole Graybeal was named to the all-tournament team.
Visiting Whitworth used two late goals to score a 2-1 overtime win over Linfield in a Northwest Conference opener at McMinnville, Ore.
Linfield opened a 1-0 lead over the second-ranked Pirates (5-0). But Penelope Crowe tied the match in the final minute of regulation before Whitney Ramsey scored the winner in the sixth minute of overtime.
•Eastern Washington’s JV and North Idaho College played to a 0-0 tie at NIC.
NIC sophomore Natalie Nichols hit the crossbar in the opening minutes. It was the closest either team came to scoring in the physical match.
•Vicky Parker scored twice in host Clark’s 3-2 victory over CC Spokane.
Caleb Barnhill’s goal in the 48th minute was all the scoring 13th-ranked Whitworth needed in a 1-0 victory over host Linfield in a Northwest Conference men’s opener at McMinnville, Ore.