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Huskies women 2nd at NCAA cross country championships

Tue., Nov. 22, 2011

Cross country: The Washington women nearly won their second NCAA championship in the past four years.

The Huskies finished second to Georgetown on Monday at LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind. UW won the title in 2008.

The Huskies were ranked third in the NCAA coaches’ poll heading into the nationals. They nearly pulled off the victory, scoring 170 points to the Hoyas’ 162.

Villanova’s Sheila Reid was the individual winner with Oregon’s Jordan Hasay runner-up. UW sophomore Katie Flood was seventh.

Idaho sophomore Hannah Kiser finished 85th, the second-highest finish by an Idaho woman at the NCAA meet.

Wisconsin (celebrating in photo) won the men’s title and Arizona freshman Lawi Lalang won the individual title.

WSU’s men finished 21st overall, led by junior Andrew Kimpel (North Central) with a 46th-place finish.

Mitchell wins 4th Big Sky award

College football: Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell won the Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week award for the fourth time in the last six games.

He shares the award with Weber State running back C.J. Tuckett.

Mitchell, who leads the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision in passing yards (4,009), total offense (4,004) and touchdown passes (33), accounted for 433 yards of total offense in the Eagles’ 45-14 season-ending win over Idaho State in Pocatello.  He completed 37 of 51 passes for 397 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.

University of Montana athletes Caleb McSurdy (linebacker) and Brody McKnight (kicker) were also singled out as the Defensive and Special Teams players of the week.

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