LACEY, Wash. — Derek O’Connor and Savannah Slay were the top runners for Umpqua Community College’s cross country team at the NWAC Preview on Saturday at Saint Martin’s University.

O’Connor, a Camas Valley product, finished 81st in the men’s 8,000-meter race in 29:47.37. Slay also finished 81st in her race. She ran the 5,000 women’s course in 23:42.83.

Western Washington won both meets and had the top runner for both the men (Ian Fay, 26:03.50) and women (Rebecca Lehman, 18:15.19).

The Riverhawks will get another chance next Saturday at the Charles Bowles Invitational at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem.

Saturday’s Results

MEN

8,000 Meters

TEAM SCORES — 1. Western Washington, 15; 2. Southern Idaho, 61; 3. Lane CC, 77; 4. Spokane CC, 95; 5. Saint Martin’s, 166; 6. Treasure Valley CC, 184; 7. Clackamas CC, 224; 8. Olympic College, 243; 9. Everett CC, 250; 10. Southwestern Oregon, 292; 11. Umpqua CC, 293.

TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS — 1. Ian Fay, WW, 26:03.50; 2. Jadon Olson, WW, 26:09.86; 3. Kyler Sager, WW, 26:11.47; 4. James Jasperson, WW, 26:13.74; 5. Eric Hamel, WW, 26:25.07; 6. Shane Henderson, Lane CC, 26:29.66; 7. Edward Kiolbasa, WW, 26:35.26; 8. Bentley Wilson, WW, 26:46.51; 9. Zachary Montoya, SI, 26:47.95; 10. Ezekiel Stelzer, SI, 26:48.09.

UCC FINISHERS — 81. Derek O’Connor, 29:47.37; 98. Nakai Sinohui, 31:06.84; 111. Grant Laiblin, 33:12.68; 117. Camron Wright, 33:22.61; 121. Isaiah Lepre, 33:45.63; 130. George Turner, 37:52.93.

WOMEN

5,000 Meters

TEAM SCORES — 1. Western Washington, 21; 2. Southern Idaho, 69; 3. Spokane CC, 87; 4. Lane CC, 130; 5. Central Washington, 147; 6. Alaska Fairbanks, 173; 7. Treasure Valley CC, 180; 8. Everett CC, 196; 9. Saint Martin’s, 218; 10. Olympic College, 319; 11. Umpqua CC, 319.

TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS — 1. Rebecca Lehman, WW, 18:15.19; 2. Micaela Kostecka, SCC, 18:30.99; 3. Shawnee Konrad, WW, 18:37.84; 4. Jane Barr, WW, 18:38.03; 5. Delie Deleon, TVCC, 18:44.17; 6. Talia Dreicer, WW, 18:45.91; 7. Tracy Melville, WW, 18:46.17; 8. Bailey Wall, SI, 18:57.60; 9. Alexandra Bergholtz, AF, 18:58.62; 10. Aundrea Koger, WW, 19:00.98.

UMPQUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FINISHERS — 81. Savannah Slay, 23:42.83; 83. Laura Ekada, 23:53.96; 87. Jaysie Fox, 24:26.43; 94. Ashanti Potter, 25:28.84; 97. Moira Sheldon, 25:45.19.

Sports reporter Sanne Godfrey can be reached at 541-957-4203 or via email at sgodfrey@nrtoday.com. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey

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