Sep 02, 2016

Bruins Excel at Linfield Invitational

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)

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. --- The George Fox men's and women's cross country team started their season off on the right foot Friday, as the Bruins competed at the Linfield Invitational.

The Invitational was a dual race in a sense, as the only teams competing were the Wildcats and the Bruins.

The women put up a total of 25 points, as all five scorers finished in the Top 10. Kayla Moore led the Bruins with a third place finish with a time of 16:04.79. Megan Parks finished fifth running a 16:24.48, while Rachel Gibbs was right behind her in sixth with a time of 16:26.55. Jimena Pineda and McKenzie Young finished seventh and eighth with a three second split between the pair. Pineda ran a 16:32.35, while Young finished with a 16:35.05.

The women put up 25 points taking first in the meet, while the Wildcats scored 34 points. 

Meanwhile, on the men's side, Christian Parr was fantastic with a time of 20:29.31 to place third. Spencer Elmore finished fourth with a time of 20:38.50, while Rylan Larson placed fifth with a time of 20:42.55. Brendon Henkel ran a time of 20:49.74 to take sixth and Colin Atchison finished ninth with a time of 21:07.34. The seventh-ranked Bruins put four runners in the Top 5 and fiver runners in the Top 10.

The men won the race with 22 points, while the Wildcats scored 35 points. 

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will head to the Sundodger Invitational on Sept. 17 in Seattle, Washington.