COLFAX, Wash. — Kelvin Limo set the all-time Washington State men’s cross country teams home course record with a time of 17:24.3 to win the men’s 6k and Neema Kimtai recorded the third-fastest 4k time in women’s cross country history at 13:25.6 as the Cougars returned to action Friday at the Colfax Golf Club.
Cristina Molteni finished the women’s 4k in 13:34.1 while her teammate Caroline Jerotich finished just behind in 13:35.7, the sixth-fastest all-time in WSU women’s program history. Maya Nichols (14:49.1, fourth-place) and newcomer Isabela Alvarado clocked a time of 15:06.8 (fifth-place) in her Cougar debut to round out the top five.
Leif Swanson placed runner-up behind Limo’s course record with a time of 17:55.2 and Micah Galeana (18:18.4) finished top-three in his Washington State debut. The sophomore tandem of Kyle Ortega-Gammill (18:29.8) and Aiden Emerson (18:35.4) each finished fourth and fifth, respectively, to round out the men’s top-five finishes in Friday’s season-opening meet.
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