Freshman Lillianna Stelling took individual honors and Sofia Marikis placed fourth as Western Washington University took the women's team title at the Central Washington University Cross Country Invitational held Saturday at Apple Ridge Run.
Stelling won by 12 seconds, completing the 4,000-meter course in 15:48. Marikis was timed in 16:26.
WWU posted a low score of 35 points, eight better than Northwest Nazarene University in the four-team field.
The Viking men, paced by team co-captain Tanner Boyd, also placed first. They bested the six-team field with 37 points, host Central finished second with 51.
Boyd was sixth, touring the 6,000-meter course in 20:44. Taking the individual crown in 20:07 was Pacific Lutheran University's Alan DenAdel.
"Our main goal was to get our younger runners some experience and our older kids were basically working on tempo," said WWU coach Pee Wee Halsell.