MADISON, Wis. — Four months after winning a national title in the 1,500 meters, Jessica Hull has had no problem adapting to longer distances.
The Oregon senior won the Cardinal race at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals cross country meet in Madison, Wis., on Saturday, finishing the 6,000-meter race on the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course in 20 minutes, 3.2 seconds to lead the fourth-ranked Ducks to a runner-up team finish.
Oregon also received top-25 finishes from Weronika Pyzik (12th, 20:29.4), Phily Bowden (17th, 20:39.5), Carmela Cardama Baez (19th, 20:40.9) and Isabelle Brauer (2nd, 20:43.4) to finish with 71 points.
Seventh-ranked Arkansas scored 51 points for the team win.
The 71-team field was split into two seeded races, with third-ranked New Mexico winning the women’s White race with 67 points led by the 1-2 finish from Weini Kelati (19:33.3) and Ednah Kurgat (19:45.5).
The 13th-ranked Oregon men finished fourth in the 8,000-meter Cardinal race with 152 points. James West was the Ducks' top finisher as the senior came in 17th in 24:14.7.
He was followed by Charlie Hunter (24th, 24:25.4), Cooper Teare (37th, 24:33.4), Blake Haney (38th 24:33.9) and Jackson Mestler (39th, 24:34.1).
Stanford’s Grant Fisher won the race in 23:48.8, and top-ranked Northern Arizona won the team title with 41 points, followed by the Cardinal in second with 84 points and Colorado third with 110.
Rory Linkletter won the men’s White race in 23:54.4 to lead BYU to the team win with 29 points.