XC Regionals: Men Third, Women Fifth

View previous topic View next topic Go down

XC Regionals: Men Third, Women Fifth

Post by Stonehouse on Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:55 am

Awesome showings by both the men and women!!!!! The #4 men finished third behind #1 Oregon and #2 Stanford, and were only 12 points behind Stanford:

http://www.portlandpilots.com/news/2008/11/15/MXC_1115083225.aspx?path=mcross

Freshman phenom Alfred Kipchumba finished third, David Kinsella was fourth, and Tommy Betterbed was 13th. All earned All-Region honors. They are definitely going to make Nationals, and will be looking for a Top Ten finish for sure.

As for the women, despite missing several runners to injury, they finished a school-record fifth at regionals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.portlandpilots.com/news/2008/11/15/WXC_1115081501.aspx?path=wcross

Head coach Ian Solof said it best:

“This season has been tough with injuries and that has had us struggling all season,” head coach Ian Solof said. “Coming into the meet, we felt like we could be anywhere from fifth to twelfth depending on how we ran. We had a race strategy and executed it perfectly. I don’t think our top five could have run any better. To end up with best finish ever at regional with all of the injuries we’ve had is an incredible accomplishment.”

Sifrash Ademe was 22nd and Dana Morgan was 24th... both got all-region honors.

The Pilots will be a long-shot to make Nationals, but still... what a great accomplishment.

Congrats all around!

Stonehouse
All-American
All-American

Number of posts : 2990
Age : 34
Location : Portland, OR
Registration date : 2007-06-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: XC Regionals: Men Third, Women Fifth

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:08 pm

Nice job by the Pilots. Did you see the article on Kinsella in yesterday's O?

PurplePrideTrumpet
All-American
All-American

Number of posts : 2880
Age : 35
Location : Section 18A, Row 5
Registration date : 2007-11-24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: XC Regionals: Men Third, Women Fifth

Post by onetouchfutbol on Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:07 pm

Great finish!

onetouchfutbol
All-American
All-American

Number of posts : 2203
Age : 45
Location : Seattle, WA
Registration date : 2008-10-05

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: XC Regionals: Men Third, Women Fifth

Post by mattywizz on Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:35 pm

when are the nationals?

mattywizz
Playmaker
Playmaker

Number of posts : 1230
Age : 34
Location : La Crosse, WI
Registration date : 2007-07-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: XC Regionals: Men Third, Women Fifth

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:41 pm

Ah, if you subscribed to Pilot E-news, you'd know that.



Pilot Men to Race at NCAA Cross Country Championships!
The Pilot Men’s Cross Country team will compete in the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Monday, November 24 in Terre Haute, Ind. The men’s race is at 9:45am PST and will be broadcast LIVE on CBS College Sports Network and streamed online at www.ncaa.com. The Pilot men finished third at the West Regionals, lead by Alfred Kipchumba and David Kinsella finishing third and fourth, respectively. Kipchumba, Kinsella Pace Pilots to Third Place at West Regional

The Pilot Women’s Cross Country team had their best finish in school history, placing fifth at the West Regional Meet. Women's West Regional Results

What’s all the chatter about? Connect with other Pilot fans at www.pilotnation.net!
Show your Pilot Pride! Get your officially licensed Pilot apparel at the University of Portland Bookstore.

University of Portland | 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. | Portland, OR 97203 | (503) 943-7117
www.up.edu | portlandpilots.com Unsubscribe or add a friend? Email millerp@up.edu.

Geezaldinho
Pilot Nation Legend
Pilot Nation Legend

Number of posts : 10315
Location : Hopefully, having a Malbec on the square in Cafayate, AR
Registration date : 2007-04-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: XC Regionals: Men Third, Women Fifth

Post by mattywizz on Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:16 pm

Thanks geez. Maybe I will subscribe, but then again, maybe I won't.

mattywizz
Playmaker
Playmaker

Number of posts : 1230
Age : 34
Location : La Crosse, WI
Registration date : 2007-07-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum