Page and Cowgirls Down Ranked Squads in Seattle

Oct. 4, 2014

SEATTLE -

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Senior Holly Page placed fifth individually to lead the University of Wyoming women's cross country team to a solid sixth-place finish at the Washington Invite on Saturday morning at Jefferson Park Golf Course, while the Cowboys placed 10th in a field that included nine ranked foes. The Cowgirls were able to best No. 13 Villanova and Northern Arizona, who was receiving votes in the latest national poll.

"Beating a ranked team for the first time in a long time is a big step forward for the ladies," UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. "Something we've talked about all year is being a top-30 team ourselves and we took another step toward that today. This is the biggest race environment the women have been in and they were aggressive. It shows their confidence."

Page paced Wyoming through the 6-kilometer race in 20:31, as she ran the fastest time over that distance by a Cowgirl since 1990. Freshman Kerry White crossed the line in 20:59 and was followed by sophomore Ali Walker in 21:14. Junior Audra DeStefano was one second and one place behind Walker, while sophomore Megan Brunette was 64th at 21:36. Freshman Lauren Hamilton ran 22:02 for 88th and senior Devon England rounded out UW's top seven in 22:12 for 93rd.

Junior Amos Bowen led the charge for the Cowboys at 13th in 23:43, the fastest 8 kilometers by a Cowboy since Mark Korir ran 23:41 in 2007. Bowen ran with a lead pack that featured several All-Americans the majority of the race before fading over the final kilometer. Junior Dylan Morin placed 61st at 24:57, while junior Aaron Derner was one second and one place behind him. Freshman Jonah Henry ran 25:02 for 68th, while junior Mike Seas was 71st in 25:09. Sophomore Michael Kesy was 78th in 25:23 and redshirt sophomore Alex Pawlak was 83rd in 25:34.

"Amos went out there today and ran for 7 kilometers with some of the best guys in the nation and a lot of All-Americans," Berryhill said. "That is only going to make him that much better moving forward because now he believes he belongs with that level of competitor."

Wyoming's next meet is the NCAA Pre-Nationals on Oct. 18 in Terre Haute, Ind.

2014 Washington Invite
Men's Team Results


1. No. 2 Northern Arizona - 62
2. No. 20 UCLA - 72
3. No. 6 Stanford - 92
4. No. 13 Virginia - 112
5. No. 26 Oklahoma - 129
10. Wyoming - 258

Wyoming Men Individual Results
13. Amos Bowen - 23:43
61. Dylan Morin - 24:57
62. Aaron Derner - 24:58
68. Jonah Henry - 25:02
71. Mike Seas - 25:09
78. Michael Kesy - 25:23
83. Alex Pawlak - 25:34

Women's Team Results
1. No. 3 Oregon - 48
2. No. 4 Stanford - 55
3. No. 15 Washington - 119
4. UCLA - 134
5. Portland - 144
6. Wyoming - 160

Wyoming Women Individual Results
5. Holly Page - 20:31
23. Kerry White - 20:59
38. Ali Walker - 21:14
39. Audra DeStefano - 21:15
64. Megan Brunette - 21:36
88. Lauren Hamilton - 22:02
93. Devon England - 22:12
108. Quinn DeStefano - 22:49
110. Cassidy Meade - 22:56