Oct 01, 2016

Bruins Compete At Stanford Invitational

A Winning Tradition

 
  • 8 NAIA Men's National Meets (5 Top 10 finishes)
  • 5 NAIA District Men's Championships (1977, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)
  • 1 NCCAA Women's National Championship (1988)
  • 9 NAIA Women's National Meets (6 Top 10 finishes)
  • 6 NAIA Women's District Championships (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
  • 1 Cascade Conference Women's Championship (1994)
  • 2 NAIA Region Coaches of the Year
  • 10 Conference / District Coaches of the Year
  • 23 All-Americans (6 men, 17 women)
  • 53 Academic All-Americans (18 men, 35 women)
 

Men's Results   Women's Results

PALO ALTO, Calif. --- The George Fox men's and women's cross country teams headed down to Northern California Saturday, as the Bruins ran in the 2016 Stanford Invitational.

Recap:
The men entered the field of 18 teams as the only NCAA Division III institution at the Invitational. Josh Meyer led the way with a personal best of 26:00, while sophomore Spencer Elmore also posted a personal best of 26:24. Freshman Brendon Henkel ran a personal best of 26:35, followed closely by Christian Parr, who ran a 26:42. Freshman Rylan Larsen also posted a personal best of 26:46. Despite the top five scoring, the Bruins also had five other runners post personal bests. Colin Atchison (26:56), Eric Moniot (27:00), Chris Burton (27:10), Romare Ashford (27:18) and Riley Bushnell (28:27) all added to the new bests.

Heach coach Randy Dalzell was very excited about the results, noting that the course was not the type of course you would expect to run very fast times on with the rolling hills and uneven footing in places. 

"This was a great effort by our whole men's group," said Dalzell. "I knew we were getting stronger from the work we have been doing the last month, but it really showed Saturday, as almost every runner ran a personal best on this tough course. Our Top 5 ran great, but so did the next 4 guys, showing that we have really good depth. That will be a big factor when we get to conference and regionals later in the year. I will be interested to see what we can run back at home in a few weeks where it is flat and fast."

Meanwhile, on the women's side, the Bruins ran some great times led by juniors Kayla Moore and Rachel Gibbs. Moore posted a time of 23:43, while Gibbs clocked 23:46. Freshman Jimena Pineda added a 24:41 finish and Claire Pierce ran a 24:48. Sophomore McKenzie Young rounded out the scoring with a 25:17.  

 "Our front two runners got out and ran pretty well," said Dalzell. "We had some setbacks in our lineup with the flu, but we had runners step up for us. I'm looking forward to our home meet in two weeks."

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will host the Wes Cook/George Fox Invite on Oct. 15 at the Willamette State Park.