Utah State cross country split squad competes in Idaho State Invitational

POCATELLO, Idaho – Utah State men’s and women’s cross country teams split this weekend’s action sending half of each team to the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Terra Haute, Ind. and half to the Idaho State Invitational. The women’s action in Idaho State was led by freshman Stephanie Burt who came in 17th overall clocking in at 11:25.00. Following Burt in the 3k race was freshman Amber Rasmussen came in 20th place with a time of 11:33.00, followed by sophomore Aimee Haertel (11:44.00) in 22nd place. Freshman Talina Nelson (11:51.00) was 24th and closely followed by fellow freshman Alisa Sheffer (11:55.00) in 25th place. In 26th place was freshman Julia Johnson (11:56.00). Freshmen Sarah Olson (12:11.00) and Jessi Baird (12:42.00) took 31st and 33rd, respectively. Rounding out the Aggie finishers was red-shirt freshman Brittni Hopkin (13:51.00) in 36th place. The Utah State women finished fourth overall with 108 points. Host Idaho State took first with 28 points. Weber placed second with 37 points while College of Idaho tabbed third with 60 points. In the men’s 5k race, freshman Kyle Moffet (16:31.00) was the Aggies top finisher tabbing 14th place. Following Moffet was sophomore Casey Snider in (16:41.00) in 17th place. Freshman Morgan Empey (17:13.00) finished 25th and fellow freshman Devin Pierson (17:48.00) was the last finisher for the Aggies in 34th place. Utah State’s men did not have a team score with only four USU men running at the ISU Invitational. The Aggies will have a week off before they head to Reno, Nev. for the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Oct. 31, hosted by the University of Nevada. Both men’s and women’s teams will look to defend their WAC titles. IDAHO STATE INVITATIONALOct. 17, 2009RESULTS Men’s Team Results1. Weber State University – 19 2. College of Idaho – 563. Idaho State University – 584. Two Lap Team – 110 Individual Finishers – School – Time1 Jace Nye – Weber State – 15:43.002 Brett Hales – Weber State – 15:49.003 Steve Shepard – Weber State – 15:59.004 Greg Montgomery – College of Idaho – 16:01.005 Paul Hoffman – Unattached – 16:05.00 Utah State Finishers – Time14. Kyle Moffet – 16:31.0017. Casey Snider – 16:41.0025. Morgan Empey – 17:13.0034. Devin Pierson – 17:48.00 Women’s team Results – Points1. Idaho State University – 282. Weber State University – 373. College of Idaho – 604. UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY – 108 Individual Finishers – School – Time1. Sarah Callister – Weber State – 10:22.002. Stephanie Helm – College of Idaho – 10:24.003. Erica Wendt-Richardson – Idaho State – 10:29.004. Gemma Maini – Idaho State – 10:41.005. Laken Skidmore – Weber State – 10:44.00 Utah State Finishers – Time17. Stephanie Burt – 11:25.0020. Amber Rasmussen – 11:33.0022. Aimee Haertel – 11:44.0024. Talina Nelson – 11:51.0025. Alisa Sheffer – 11:55.0026. Julia Johnson – 11:56.0031. Sarah Olsen – 12:11.0033. Jessi Baird – 12:42.0036. Brittni Hopkin – 13:51.00-USU-

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