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Former GSL stars shine at NCAA regional cross country meet

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Mead graduate Andrew Gardner finished seventh at the cross country regional in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Mead graduate Andrew Gardner finished seventh at the cross country regional in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Three former Greater Spokane League runners finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Division I Western Regional Cross Country Championship held Friday at Jefferson Park in Seattle.

Nick Hauger (Shadle Park) placed fourth overall (29 minutes, 41.1 seconds for 10,000 meters) for team champion Portland and Oregon’s Tanner Anderson (North Central) finished sixth in 29:43.6. Former Mead runner Andrew Gardner, competing for Washington, finished seventh in 29:43.9 as the Huskies finished second, two points behind Portland.

Washington State finished seventh, led by ninth-place finisher Michael Williams (29:48.3). Gonzaga took 10th, Idaho 12th and Eastern Washington 24th.

Portland’s Emmanuel Roudolff-Levisse (29:33.1) was the top finisher. Portland and Washington advance to the national championships Nov. 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

San Francisco won the women’s race, also in Seattle with Stanford second and Oregon third. Washington finished fifth with Idaho 14th, Washington State 15th, Eastern Washington 21st and Gonzaga 24th.

Top performances for area schools included Washington’s Amy-Eloise Neal in third place (19:25.3 for 6,000 meters) and WSU’s Vallery Korir (19th, 20:07.8).

Women’s basketball

Taylor Pierce scored 24 points and Idaho tied the school record with 18 3-pointers as the Vandals opened their season with a 83-69 victory over Colorado State in Fort Collins, Idaho.

Mikayla Ferenz added 22 points for Idaho.

The Vandals play at No. 5 Ohio State on Wednesday.

UC Davis 91, Washington State 76: The Aggies tied their program-record by making 17 3-pointers and defeated the Cougars in Davis, California.

Much of the damage was done in the first half when the Aggies made 10 of 15 3-point attempts and built a 22-point lead.

Washington State’s Borislava Hristova, who made her return to the lineup after missing 27 games due to injury last season, scored 19 points, the game high.

Fresno State 81, Eastern Washington 56: Despite the season-opening loss at Fresno, California, EWU’s Delaney Hodgins led all scorers with 28 points to move into fourth-place on the school’s all-time career scoring list with 1,456 points. She passed Brianne Ryan (2009-12), who scored 1,451 points.

Volleyball

Washington State swept California 25-23, 25-21, 25-15 in a Pac-12 match at Bohler Gym in Pullman.

Junior Taylor Mims led the Cougars (15-12, 4-11 Pac-12) with 13 kills while hitting .323. California fell to 13-14, 4-12.

Soccer

Camron Miller scored the go-ahead goal in the 70th minute and Whatcom held on to defeat Comunity Colleges of Spokane in an NWAC semifinal at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.

Chase Reidt scored in the 34th minute for CCS (14-2-2). Whatcom remains undefeated at 17-0-3.

Wrestling

Simon Fraser defeated North Idaho College 27-19 in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Top scorers for NIC were 125-pounder Esco Walker Jr., who won a 15-3 major decision, and Levi Perry, who had a 54-second pin at 184 pounds.