UAF cross country goes second and third on short course

FAIRBANKS-the UAF cross country teams were up this morning at 10 am on the West Ridge Trails admist a noticeable fog. They ran the short course race against Montana State Billings and Seattle Pacific.

The men were first into the fog. The Nanooks had a solid showing. Isaac Lammers led the way for the second place Nanooks with a top five finish in 12 minutes and 55 seconds. Max Olex and Michael Fehrenback went ninth and 10th in 13:19 and 13:20.

Robert Peterson led the field in 12:40 for MSUB. He also won the Thursday's long course. The Yellowjackets took spots 2-4 to win it.
 
For the women Hannah Stevens was the first Nook to cross in sixth place at 15:51. Nicole Bath came in 15 seconds later for 7th. Mia Anderson and Maddy Pfeiger were 11th and 12th.
 
Seattle Pacific would win on the legs of McKayla Fricker (15:09) who was 15 seconds ahead of the field. Fricker also won the long course on Thursday. MSUB was second and UAF came in third.
 
"It was really solid this time, put us really close together, and it's a really good thing. It means we got a really tight team, really strong team, and one that we can really work with," Lammers said.
 
"We're all starting this together and this is the first time for all of us and it's really just like, every race is just another mile stone and we're happy with it," Nanook freshman runner Sarah Lilly said.
 
Another new face to the cross country program is Joey Nunes. Nunes who is a former accomplished division two run joins the coaching staff as intern. He talks about what the team did in their first two races
 
"We definitely learned a lot, we can tell now what they came in with from the summer training and from these last couple weeks of camp. It's just really exciting to see where we're gonna go from here," Nunes said.