WESTERN WASHINGTON MOVES INTO TOP 25: A perfect team score at the 40th annual Western Washington Classic has vaulted the Vikings into the Top 25 in this week's USTFCCCA men's cross country national poll. The Vikings are ranked 22nd. Alaska Anchorage remained in the No. 8 slot, while Montana State Billings is among "others receiving votes" and is 31st overall. Simon Fraser, which placed second at Bellingham, climbed to sixth place in the women's national poll, one spot back of Alaska Anchorage. Western Washington is among "others receiving votes" and is ranked 32nd overall in the women's poll.
MADISON, Wisc. – It wasn’t a third consecutive win, but it was perhaps an even more impressive day for junior Aaron Nelson, as the Walla Walla native cemented himself as a factor on a national level with a fourth-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational today. Nelson’s sensational day led the Husky men’s cross country squad to a 15th-place finish, while the fourth-ranked women’s team was ninth behind a top-25 effort from Katie Flood.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – With four runners in the top-10 and their fifth just a few spots back, the seventh-ranked Husky women’s cross country team rolled to an impressive victory at Oregon’s Bill Dellinger Invitational today at the Springfield Country Club. But the Top Dawg of the day was Aaron Nelson on the men’s side, as the junior from Walla Walla pulled away for the biggest win of his career.