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by Baxter Cepeda


Burger finished the 6K in 23:48, 15 seconds better than teammate Louise Brasen of Denmark, who won the lady’s 5K at the Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i meet in September. “Inga has been performing well all season,” said Coach Christian Friis. “Louise was a little sick so Inga stepped up,” he added.

BYU-H’s Jennifer Puzey finished third in 24:04.

Lady Sea Warrior Pia Folsing, also from Denmark, finished fourth in 24:30. HPU’s Masako Sagawa, a senior from Japan, finished sixth in 24:57.

Friis said that he gave Anne Olesen, who did not compete in this meet, time off to rest. Olesen has two individual titles this season. “We have so much depth on this team,” said Friis of the HPU women, that he can afford to rest some of his runners.

The Lady Sea Warriors took the team title with 24 points, while the Lady Seasiders finished second with 37 points. UH-Hilo, the home team, finished third with 67 points.

The men’s team title went to UH-Hilo, led by third-place finisher Paul Moth, with 43 points. Moth finished in 20:45. The Seasiders finished second with 45 points, followed by the Sea Warriors with 50 points.

Klausen and Dahl, both seniors from Denmark, finished in 20:12 and 20:27, respectively.
“ A little disappointing,” said Friis of the men’s third place finish despite the performances of his top two runners.

Klausen picked up his fourth individual win of the season. “[Klausen] was in good shape coming in,” said Friis.

The PacWest Conference Championships will be held Oct. 22 in Kane‘ohe starting at 8 a.m.


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