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Cross Country Gets Top 3 Finishes in Seattle
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999
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September 26, 1998

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State's men finished second at the Sundodger Invitational, hosted by the University of Washington, the highest finish for the Sun Devil men since 1995, when they won the Grand Canyon Invitational. ASU's women finished third at the same meet.

The Sun Devil men were represented by six freshmen and two sophomores as freshman Juan Chavira was the top Sun Devil finisher, coming in third overall at 25:06, 20 seconds behind winner Jeff Simonich (Utah). In fact, four Sun Devils - Chavira, Fasil Bizuneh (7th), Brandon Strong (10th) and Isaiah Festa (12th) - finished in the top 12. All but Strong are freshmen. Utah won the meet, edging the Sun Devils by four points.

ASU's women were led by senior Priscilla Heins fifth place finish in 17:22. Hein was the only Sun Devil to finish in the top 25 individually. Freshmen Cody Sohn was the next-best Sun Devil, finishing 27th in 18:11.

TEAM RESULTS

Men 1. Utah 49 2. Arizona State 53 3. Washington 60 4. Club Northwest 99 5. Kajaks Track Club 122 6. Puget Sound 175 7. Portland State 178 8. Simon Fraser 210

Women 1. Michigan 31 2. Washington 53 3. Arizona State 115 4. Club Northwest 143 5. Puget Sound 147 6. Simon Fraser 171 7. Utah 179 8. Seattle Pacific 193 9. UNLV 200 10. Portland State 215

INDIVIDUAL FINISHES (WINNER AND ASU) Men 1. Jeff Simonich, Utah 24:46 3. Juan Chavira, ASU 25:06 7. Fasil Bizuneh, ASU 25:31 10. Brandon Strong, ASU 25:37 12. Isaiah Festa, ASU 25:45 23. Ron Buchanan, ASU 26:10 29. Kris Alexander, ASU 26:22 41. David Burke, ASU 26:47 56. Joe Agostinelli, ASU 27:33

Women 1. Katie McGregor, Michigan 16:44 5. Priscilla Hein, ASU 17:22 27. Cody Sohn, ASU 18:11 31. Kelly MacDonald, ASU 18:21 34. Lisa Aguilera, ASU 18:24 40. Nicole Simmons, ASU 18:30 44. Amy Maciasek, ASU 18:37 46. Kristin McFerron, ASU 18:38 59. Lauren Anders, ASU 18:55

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