Max Kaderabek, Scott Kopczynski and Dillon Quintana finished 1-3-4 to guide the Gonzaga Bulldogs men to the team title at the Clash of the Inland Northwest Invitational on Thursday in Moscow, Idaho.
Kaderabek finished 6,000 meters in 4 minutes, 59.6 seconds. Idaho’s Grayson Ollar was second in 5:00.7, while GU’s Kopczynski (5:01.6) and Quintana (5:02.7) rounded out the top four placers.
The only runner to beat Kaderabek was Troy Fraley, who clocked a 4:56.1 running unattached.
Colton Johnsen topped Eastern Washington with a ninth-place finish in 5:03.4.
In the men’s small school race, Whitworth placed third behind Whitman and Lewis-Clark State, respectively.
Grant Bingham paced the Pirates with a a fourth-place effort in 5:15.5.
In the women’s large school portion of the meet, Gonzaga’s Jordan Thurston won the 4,000-meter race in 5:30.1.
Idaho cruised to the team title over runner-up Eastern Washington thanks to a 3-4-5 finish by Sierra Speiker (5:43.1), Kara Story (5:44.2) and Halie Raudenbush (5:44.2).
Sarah Reiter paced the EWU Eagles with a second-place finish in 5:32.3.
In the women’s small school race, Whitworth had the top three finishers and breezed to the team title over runner-up Lewis-Clark State.
Kayla Leland won with a time of 5:41.9, 18.2 seconds better than teammate Thais Pedro-Trujillo. Allison Wood (6:05.7) was third.
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