Oct 13, 2018

Men Place Second, Women Take 10th at LC 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

ESTACADA --- The George Fox men's and women's cross country teams ran at the Lewis & Clark Invitational on Saturday, as the men finished second out of 13 teams and the women placed 10th out of 14 teams.


The men had a stellar race in the 8k with all five runners placing inside the top-30. The Bruins' 104 team score was 70 points better than the next Northwest Conference team (Whitworth; fifth, 176 points). Southern Oregon won the meet with 28 points.

Dillon Rising was the top finisher for the Bruins, as the freshman ran a time of 24:46.8 to place 14th overall and 12th in scoring. Peter Weiss was right behind Rising, placing 16th overall and 14th in scoring with a time of 24:49.5. Spencer Elmore crossed the finish line at 25:13.7 and finished 24th in scoring, while Timothy Kaelin was on his heels at 26th in scoring with a time of 25:15.5. Josh Meyer was the anchor on the team with a time of 25:19.7 to place 28th in scoring.

There were 135 runners on the men's side.

Meanwhile, on the women's side, the Bruins scored 280 points to place 10th out of 14 teams. Southern Oregon won the women's 6k with 55 team points.

Ashlee Van Den Top was the top finisher for the Bruins, recording a time of 23:28.4 to place 41st in scoring. Lydia Gronseth finished 51st in scoring with a time of 23:41.9, while Rianna Comery was right behind at 52nd in scoring with a time of 23:44.1. Emma Moon took home 61st in scoring and ran a 24:07.3 and Emily Bruns placed 75th in scoring with a time of 24:41.3.

There were 126 runners on the women's side.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will gear up for conference on Oct. 27 as the Bruins compete at the NWC Championships at McIver State Park in Estacada, Oregon. The teams will run at the same place they ran in today's LC Invitational.