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2011-12 Cross Country Releases

November 19, 2011
DenAdel Places 209th at National Championships
WINNECONNE, Wis. - Battling a tight back for much of the race, Alan DenAdel placed 209th at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships held Saturday at Lake Breeze Golf Club.

November 18, 2011
A Lute Will Run in National Championship Race
For the first time since 2002, a Pacific Lutheran male athlete will compete in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. Sophomore Alan DenAdel becomes the first Lute male since Floyd Bangerter to represent PLU at the national meet.

November 15, 2011
DenAdel Receives Cross Country All-Region Recognition
Alan DenAdel has earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) all-region recognition following his 12th-place finish at the NCAA Division III West Region Cross Country Championships held last Saturday in Claremont, Calif.

November 12, 2011
Lute Women 13th in Region, DenAdel Advances to Nationals
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Alan DenAdel will represent Pacific Lutheran at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in Wisconsin next weekend after finishing 12th this weekend. The women of Pacific Lutheran had a solid team performance, placing 13th out of 20 teams at the West Region Championships held Saturday at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.

November 9, 2011
PLU Ready To Run at Regional Championships
Pacific Lutheran will compete this Saturday at the NCAA West Region Cross Country Championships scheduled to be held on the Pomona-Pitzer Colleges campus in Claremont, Calif. The women's 6000-meter run begins at 9 a.m, the men's 8000-meter to follow at 10 a.m.

October 29, 2011
Olsen, DenAdel Lead PLU at NWC Cross Country Meet
BROOKS, Ore. - Alan DenAdel and Suzy Olsen were the first Lutes across the line at the Northwest Conference Cross Country Championships held Saturday morning at Willamette Mission State Park.

October 26, 2011
Lutes Look To NWC Championship
It has been more than a decade since a Pacific Lutheran men's team has finished in the upper half at the Northwest Conference championship meet, but that is the goal of this year's team.

October 15, 2011
PLU Men and Women Claim Home Invitational Title
Getting pushed by the PLU men's alumni team has become second nature for the Pacific Lutheran harriers at the annual PLU Cross Country Invitational, and this Saturday was no different as the Lutes held on for the team victory in the race held on University Golf Course.

October 12, 2011
PLU Invitational Slated for Saturday Morning
Pacific Lutheran runs in front of the home fans this Saturday when it hosts the annual PLU Invitational on the campus golf course. The women's 6000-meter race is slated to begin at 10 a.m., followed by the men's 8000-meter event one hour later.

October 7, 2011
Marine Reservist Bollen Featured in Northwest Guardian
Barrett Bollen, a senior member of the Pacific Lutheran men's cross country and track & field teams - and also a Marine Corps Reservist - is featured in an article written by Somer Breeze-Hanson for Northwest Guardian.

October 1, 2011
14th Place Finishes for Men's and Women's Team
SALEM, Ore. - Both the Pacific Lutheran cross country teams finished 14th in their division at the 37th Charles Bowles Invitational held Saturday and hosted by Willamette University.

September 30, 2011
Lutes Seek Steady Improvement at Willamette Meet
The Pacific Lutheran cross country team will race this coming Saturday at the 37th Annual Charles Bowles Willamette Cross Country Invitational at Bush's Pasture Park in Salem, Ore.

September 27, 2011
Conference Picks DenAdel for Weekly Honor
Sophomore Alan DenAdel has earned Northwest Conference Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week honors for his winning performance at last Saturday's Linfield Preview.

September 24, 2011
DenAdel, Gebert and Olsen Lead PLU
BROOKS, Ore. - Sophomore Alan DenAdel showed that he is a force to be reckoned with this year, taking first place in the men's portion of the Linfield Preview cross country race held Saturday morning at Willamette Mission State Park. Gebert and Olsen lead the women to a second place team title.

September 20, 2011
PLU Runners Get a Preview of NWC Race Course
It will be a sneak peek at the Northwest Conference Championships course this coming Saturday for the Pacific Lutheran cross country teams when they compete at the Linfield Preview. The Lutes will be at Willamette Mission State Park in Brooks, Ore., the women's 6000-meter race starting at 10 a.m., followed by the men's 8000 at 11 a.m.

September 19, 2011
Lutes Men and Women finish 14th at Sundogger Invite
SEATTLE - Pacific Lutheran finished 14th out of 21 teams in the college men's open division at the 19th Annual Sundodger Invitational cross country meet held Saturday at Lincoln Park.

September 12, 2011
Sundodger Invitational Next for PLU Cross Country
Pacific Lutheran returns to the competitive cross country season this coming Saturday when it travels to Lincoln Park in West Seattle for the 19th Annual Sundodger Invitational hosted by the University of Washington.

September 3, 2011
DenAdel, Gerbert Lead PLU in Season-Opening Race
LAKEWOOD - Sophomore Alan DenAdel picked up where he left off last season, leading the Pacific Lutheran men's cross country team to a third-place finish at the Puget Sound Invitational held Saturday morning at Ft. Steilacoom Park.

September 3, 2010
2010 PLU Cross Country Prospectus Released
With a solid number of returnees and a large handful of solid new talent in the fold, the Pacific Lutheran women’s cross country team should have a good chance of improving on its sixth-place finish at the 2009 Northwest Conference championship meet.

September 3, 2010
PLU Cross Country Opens at Whitman Invitational
For the second time in the last three years, Pacific Lutheran will open its cross country schedule at the Whitman Invitational at Fort Walla Walla.