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UH-Hilo runners compete in San Francisco

Women’s Cross Country

The University of Hawaii at Hilo women’s cross country team finished third in the 2009 Hawaiian Airlines Pacific West Cross Country Championships held in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.

The Vulcans tallied 99 points in the seven-team race with Brigham Young University-Hawaii taking top honors with 22 points. They were followed by Hawaii Pacific University (42), UHH, Academy of Art University (104), Grand Canyon University (126), Notre Dame de Namur University (151) and Chaminade (154).

Kirsta Andrew (19:37.7) and Nina Hagemann (19:43.8) finished 9th and 10th in the 5k race. Malia Williams was the next Vulcan at 21:40.1 to finish in 20th place. Completing the Vulcan squad were Lauren Vieira (27th, 22:33.5) and Liliana DeSmither (33rd, 24:10.5).

Although BYU-Hawaii captured five of the top seven individual spots, HPU’s Quinn Horochuck claimed the individual title with a time of 18:53.8.

Men’s Cross Country

The University of Hawaii at Hilo men’s cross country team finished fourth in the 2009 Hawaiian Airlines Pacific West Cross Country Championships held in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.

The Vulcans tallied 97 points in the seven-team race with Academy of Art University claiming the conference title with 20 points. They were followed by Brigham Young University-Hawaii (51), Hawaii Pacific University (76), UHH, Notre Dame de Namur University (130), Grand Canyon University (133) and Chaminade University (177).

Stafano Barbis led the Vulcan squad with a 9th place finish in the 8k race with a time of 26:34.2. Three spots back in 12th place was Garrrett McAllister with a time of 26:52.9. Also in the race for the Vulcans were Keoni Ucker (17th, 27:03.0), Nick Hagemann (29th, 28:37.4), Zach Johnson (30th, 28:43.7), Justin Pang (40th, 30:45.1) and Derek Dominguez (43rd, 31.43.1).

Academy of Art runners captured five of the top seven places with Amos Maru winning the race in a time of 25:17.0.

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