Sep 29, 2018

Bruins Compete at Stanford 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)

Photo Courtesy of Bryan Weiss

Men's Results | Women's Results  

STANFORD --- The George Fox men's and women's cross country teams traveled down to sunny California, Saturday afternoon, as the Bruins ran in the 44th version of the Stanford Invitational cross country meet. The men's team placed 14th out of 18 teams, while the women sent four individuals.


The course was set at Stanford Golf Course and provided a glimpse at some of the best teams in NCAA Division I, II and III.

On the men's side, the No. 4-ranked Stanford men's team won the meet with a time of 1:45:59.60 for 62 points. UCLA placed second with 53 points, Adams State placed third with 75 points and Cal Poly took fourth with 90 points.

The Bruins scored 444 team points and finished with a time of 2:15:46.80. George Fox was led by its freshman, as Dillon Rising and Peter Weiss were the first two to get across the finish line. Rising placed 90th (66th in scoring) with a time of 26:29.80, while Weis finished 98th (72nd in scoring) with a time of 26:35.50. Josh Meyer clocked a 27:23.20 to take 133rd (97th in scoring), while Spencer Elmore placed 140th (103rd in scoring) with a time of 27:34.80. Timothy Kaelin ran a time of 27:43.50 and placed 146th (106th in scoring).

As for the women's side, Stanford completed the host meet sweep with a time of 1:45:59.60 to finish ahead of the 19 teams running.

Lydia Gronseth led the Bruins on the day with a time of 25:34.10 to place 145th. Ashlee Van Den Top placed 149th and finished with a time of 25:57.10. Emma Moon ran a time of 26:20.30 and took 155th, while Autum Franklin finished 157th with a time of 26:39.40.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will run next at the Lewis & Clark Invite on Oct. 13 at Estacada, Oregon.