Sep 17, 2016

Bruins Fly at Sundodger 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)

Women's Results  Men's Results 

SEATTLE, Wash. --- The George Fox men's and women's cross country teams were in full force Saturday, as the Bruins ran at the 2016 Sundodger Invitational hosted by the University of Washington.

The women ran an exceptional race in a field of 29 schools ranging between NAIA, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III institutions. The Bruins finished tied for 17th overall with a team time of 1:59:45.20. Of the nine Northwest Conference schools, eight of them competed at the Sundodger Invitational. The Bruins finished tied for second out the NWC schools with Whitworth finishing the highest at seventh overall. The Bruins tied with Lewis & Clark, while edging Linfield, Whitman, Puget Sound and Pacific (Ore.). Whitworth was recently ranked No. 4 in the west region according to the USTFCCC, while Lewis & Clark was ranked No. 8 and Whitman was ranked No. 9. The Bruins on the other hand are currently ranked No. 10.

Kayla Moore was the top runner for the Bruins with a 23:22.40 finish, taking 85th. Rachel Gibbs placed 102nd with a time of 23:46.70, while Samantha McKibbon ran a 24:09.90 to place 128th. Grace Ferguson wasn't far behind at 129th with a time of 24:11.90. Megan Parks completed the scoring at 137th with a time of 24:14.30. McKenzie Young also had a nice race with a time of 24:32.10 at 151st.

The men on the other hand, finished 19th out of 28 teams. The Bruins out-ran four of the NWC schools including: Puget Sound, Whitworth, Linfield and Pacific (Ore.).

Josh Meyer led the way with a time of 26:18.20 to finish 100th. Christian Parr had a nice race running a time of 26:30.70 to take 119th, while Spencer Elmore was right behind at 125th with a time of 26:34.20. Brendon Henkel placed 151st with a time of 26:58.40, and Rylan Larson ran a time of 27:20.20 at 178th.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will head to Palo Alto, California, on Oct. 1 for the Stanford Invitational.