A Winning Tradition

  • Eight NAIA Men's National Meets (5 Top 10 finishes)
  • Five NAIA District Men's Championships (1977, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)
  • One NCCAA Women's National Championship (1988)
  • Nine NAIA Women's National Meets (6 Top 10 finishes)
  • Six NAIA Women's District Championships (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
  • One Cascade Conference Women's Championship (1994)
  • Two 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: Jake Ryan

By: Ryan Lackey

BROOKS, Ore. --- The Bruins hosted the 2015 George Fox XC Classic on Saturday, and both the men's and women's teams turned in encouraging and consistent performances.

Amid a field of eight teams in the 8k, the men finished in fourth overall with a score of 107. As a team, the men finished less than a minute behind the third-place Linfield Wildcats, familiar Northwest Conference foes. The Bruins recorded a team average of 27:26.

Lane Community College won the men's division with a 55, averaging 27:02.

Individually, Bryant Quinn had an excellent day, pacing the men and placing sixth – the Bruins' highest finish of the day – despite not setting a PR. His 26:40.3 was just a tenth of a second behind the fifth-place finisher. Behind Quinn, Christian Parr finished 20th, running a 27:24 in a very closely packed group.

Josh Meyer took 30th with his 27:38, edging out Ethan Patterson in 32nd at 27:40 by two seconds. Not far behind was Colin Atchinson, whose 27:42 was good for 35th.

Another group of Bruins followed. Will Lawrence at 28:16 and Spencer Elmore with a 28:17 ran in at 46th and 47th respectively. In 54th, Alex Lull recorded a 28:38.

Riley Bushnell's 29:55 won him 76th.

In a day of duos, Winter Tumbaga and Zach Bibb also finished back-to-back: Tumbaga in 80th with a 30:14 and Bibb in 81st at 30:29.

After Tumbaga and Bibb were Marcus Mateo (85th, 30:53), Jonathan Coleman (88th, 31:25), and Shea Krevi (92nd, 33:18).

Ryan Jones of the UO Running Club won the men's division at 25:59.

The women also finished fourth in the 5k with a score of 87, seconds behind third-place Northwest University, with a team average of 20:19.

The UO Running Club won the women's division.

The top two Bruins finished as a pair: Kayla Moore and Grace Ferguson took 13th and 14th, running 19:48 and 19:55, respectively. McKenzke Young was not far behind in 18th with a time of 20:12.

Taylor Suwa also had a good day, recording a 20:42 and coming in 25th. Raychel Rojas, in 29th, ran a 20:53. In 34th, Ashley Voss finished in 21:10; Jenna Hills was seconds behind at 21:23, good for 36th. Caitlin Kereszturi was 41st at21:41.

Alyssa Malech and Rose Hernandez also finished close together: Malech in 45th at 21:46 and Hernandez in 48th with a 21:55.

Another pair of Bruins were 55th and 56th: Savannah Hamilton ran a 23:54 and Chole Tomlinson, a 23:55. Not far behind was Allie Harris, in 61st at 24:37.

The unaffiliated Amber Rozchicha won the women's 5k at 18:16.

What Comes Next:
Next Saturday, the Bruins head to Estacada for the Lewis & Clark Invitational.