UVU men third, women fifth at Montana State Invite

WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM Darian Sharp
WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM
Darian Sharp
WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM

Sept. 21, 2013

Men's Results   |   Women's Results

BOZEMAN, Mont. --
The Utah Valley University cross country teams raced at the Bozeman Running Co/Montana State Invitational on Saturday at Bridger Creek Golf Course with the Wolverine men finishing third and the women fifth. Trac Norris led the men individually for the second straight race, coming in seventh overall. Darian Sharp finished 15th on the women's side to lead UVU.

"The men ran really well today. They're starting to get together as a team and build an identity," head coach Scott Houle said. "Trac has been consistent and is doing a great job for us and Chuk Mitchell, as a true freshman, was very impressive and it was a great showing for him. I feel really good about where we finished."

Norris, the reigning WAC Athlete of the Week, ran the five-mile course in 25:45. Mitchell finished 11th with a time of 26:02. Host Montana State won the team title, scoring 32 points just head of Utah State (35) with UVU (72) coming in third in the seven-team meet. Individually, the Bobcats also recorded the top two individual spots with Christan Soratos taking first with a time of 25:09.

Sharp's (18:05) 15th-place finish came two spots and two seconds in front of teammate Brooke Hodson-Davies (17th, 18:07) in the three mile race. Utah State took first as a team with 44 points while the Wolverines came in fifth in the eigth-team race. Heather Demorest of Montana State won the individual title with a time of 17:16.


 

 

"It was nice to see Darian running well again, she's feeling better and to have Brooke continue to step up for us is great," said Houle. "The biggest thing right now is we haven't had a consistent five and it's been a little unpredictable. It was somewhat bit rough today in terms of the team score but we had some individuals show really well for us."

The Wolverines will have next week off to prepare for the Color Country Invitational at Southern Utah on Friday, Oct. 4. Saturday's meet marked the halfway point of the season in preparation for the WAC Championship on Nov. 2 in Seattle. The NCAA Mountain Regional will be Nov. 15 in Ogden, Utah.

Men's Team Results (5 miles)
1. Montana State - 32
2. Utah State - 35
3. Utah Valley - 72
4. Eastern Washinton - 92
5. Montana - 136
6. Idaho State - 142
7. Northern Colorado - 220

Utah Valley Men's Invididual Results
7. Trac Norris, 25:45
11. Chuk Mitchell, 26:02
14. Seth Gutzwiller, 26:06
17. Jason Lynch, 26:11
22. Chris Brower, 26:19
27. Josh Monsen, 26:35
36. Jaydn Asay, 27:00
43. Kevin Chamberlain, 27:36
46. Chris Dorton, 27:46
52. Nelson Orton, 28:38
55. Gary Hatch, 28:55
59. Jason Hodson, 29:50

Women's Team Results (3 miles)
1. Utah State - 44
2. Montana State - 58
3. Utah - 74
4. Montana - 105
5. Utah Valley - 139
6. Northern Colorado - 143
7. Eastern Washington - 147
8. Idaho State - 158

Utah Valley Women's Invididual Results
15. Darian Sharp, 18:05
17. Brooke Hodson-Davies, 18:07
27. Jessica Wilding, 18:26
40. McKenzie Snyder, 18:42
45. Bridget Hazel, 18:46
46. Celeste Gutzman, 18:47
50. Taylor Gomez, 18:56
56. Harley Murray, 19:17
57. Mikesell Clegg, 19:18
60. Emily Schmitt, 19:27
63. Aisha Graham, 19:34
64. Shaelee Sweatfield, 19:34
65. Caity Beddes, 19:37
69. Savannah Heywood, 19:48
72. Genevieve Johnson, 19:51
73. Maddie Riggs, 19:52
79. Abbie Hurst, 20:16
83. Lexie Jackson, 21:0