Oct 14, 2017

Women Place Third, Men Place Fifth at GFU XC Meet

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)
 

Photo Taken By: Shelby Byerly

GERVAIS, Ore. --- The George Fox women's and men's cross country teams hosted the 2017 George Fox Cross Country Classic Saturday, as the women's team placed third and the men's team placed fifth.

Recap:

The women's team scored 64 points to place third out of nine teams. Corban won the women's 5000 meters with 27 points, while Northwest Christian took second with 5 points. The Bruins out ran the University of Oregon Club, Clark College, Western Oregon, Multnomah, Mt. Hood and Southwestern Oregon.

Rachel Gibbs led the Bruins with a huge PR, running a time of 18:52.2 to place eighth. Kayla Moore was right behind Gibbs in 10th with a time of 18:54.2. Samantha McKibbon finished 15th with a time of 19:20.0, while Rianna Comery placed 27th with a time of 19:56.0. Caitlin Kereszturi ran a time of 20:04.4 to take 31st, and Sarah Henry finished 35th with a time of 20:08.9.

"Our women ran a whole bunch of personal bests today," said head coach Randy Dalzell. "Our team ran awesome. I'm very happy with the results we made today."

As for the men, the Bruins finished fifth out of 11 teams with 99 points. Northwest Christian won the men's 8000m with 61 points. Lane (Ore.) finished second with 74 points, while University of Oregon Club scored 91 points to take third. Corban just edged out the Bruins with 96 points to take fourth.

Spencer Elmore led the pack with a time of 26:07.5 to place 21st. Brendon Henkel ran a time of 26:30.1 to finish 29th, while Timothy Kaelin was right behind Henkel in 30th with a time of 26:30.5. Jack Ammon ran a time of 26:42.5 to place 36th, and Rylan Larson finished 37th with a time of 26:51.2.

"We ran well on the men's side as well," added Dalzell. "We were able to rest a couple of guys for conference, and I was happy with how the men ran today."

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will run next at the NWC Championships in Walla Walla, Washington hosted by Whitman College.