Alaskans key EOU’s success [Cross Country]

October 20, 2013

Isaac Updike

Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike continues to rewrite the record book at Eastern Oregon University.

A year after winning a national title in track, the senior runner ran the third-fastest time

in cross country.

Updike clocked an 8-K time of 24 minutes, 10 seconds to finish third in Saturday’s Inland Empire Championships in Lewiston, Idaho.

Hans Roelle

Junior Hans Roelle of Anchorage clocked the school’s 15th fastest time at 25:00.

Together, they helped eighth-ranked Eastern Oregon nearly upset, losing by just five points to the No. 4 NAIA team, meet host Lewis Clark State College.

This is the second-fastest EOU team in school history, according to coach Ben Welch.