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DenAdel Claims Fourth as Lutes Compete in Sundodger Invitational

DenAdel Claims Fourth as Lutes Compete in Sundodger Invitational

SEATTLE – Alan DenAdel again led the way for the Pacific Lutheran cross country teams, picking up a fourth-place overall finish at the 21st annual Sundodger Invitational hosted by University of Washington in Lincoln Park on Saturday.

DenAdel, the defending Northwest Conference Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week, finished his third consecutive race in the top four. The senior ran the 8k course in a time of 24:57.65, finishing less than 15 seconds behind event titlist Dak Reik.

Matthew MacFarlane was the Lutes' second finisher in the men's race, placing 116th with Elliott Turner finishing 20 spots back in 136th. As a team, the men's squad placed 14th at the meet with 354 total points. Brendon Bonnell (146) and Eric Herde (151) wrapped up the Lutes' top five.

Amanda Wilson led the women's team, finishing the 6k run in a time of 24:01.83 to take 99th place. Wilson narrowly beat out teammate Genevieve Brandt, who finished eight seconds back in 101st place. Taryn Dee (133), Paige Runco (146) and Lauren Knebel (149) rounded out PLU's top five as the Lutes tied for 13th in the team standings with 380 points.

Pacific Lutheran returns to action next weekend, traveling to Spokane's Plantes Ferry Park for the 2013 Runner's Soul/Erik Anderson Invite.