Whitman XC team posts solid finish

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SPOKANE — The Whitman cross country team had a solid showing here Saturday at the Runners Soul Erik Anderson Invitational.

Colin Domonoske was the highest men’s finisher for Whitman and Skye Pauly led the women.

Domonoske came across the finish line in 66th place, leading a pack of four Whitman runners who all finished within 24 seconds of one another. Domonoske clocked a 27:18.46. Right behind him was T.C. Heydon, who ran a 27:22.45, Alex Waheed ran a 27:30.38 and Spencer Corwin finished with a 27:42.30. The fifth point-scoring runner was Matt Wotipka. He came in at 27:58.53.

Those times earned the Missionaries a 10th place finish (337) out of 19 teams.

Whitworth finished 15th (412), while Lewis & Clark came in third (108). The overall winner was Lipscomb with 40 points.

Sam Atkin of Lewis & Clark took first overall with a time of 25:14.03

On the women’s side, Pauly crossed the line in 23:05.61 — good for 35th overall. It was the third straight race in which she ended up as Whitman’s top finisher. Fellow Missionary Julia Hart clocked a 23:45.87, which earned her 70th.

Whitman’s other scoring runners were Ziggy Lanman with a 23:53.10, Emily Williams with a 24:15.75, and Julia Wood with a 24:22.70.

The Missionaries’ total of 292 points earned them an 11th place finish out of 17 teams.

Fellow Northwest Conference schools Lewis & Clark and Whitworth finished fifth and sixth, respectively, with scores of 169 and 208. Lipscomb took the team title with 20 points.

Lipscomb’s Dani Walker was the overall winner with a time of 21:39.83.

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