Oct 19, 2019

Bruin Men Fourth, Women 11th at Lewis & Clark Invite

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)

By Joshua Nutter

PORTLAND, Ore. --- The George Fox men's and women's cross country teams competed at the Lewis & Clark Invite on Saturday. The men's team claimed fourth place while the women finished 11th overall. 


Peter Weiss was the top finisher for Fox in 19th place with a time of 25:51.0, helping the men earn fourth in a field of twelve teams. Trevor Wilber was next to cross at 22nd with a mark of 26:06.9. Joshua Gibbs finished 37th for the Bruins with a time of 26:31.6. Johnathan Guisinger (39th) and Timothy Kaelin (40th) ran together, finishing with respective times of 26:34.2 and 26:38.8. Spencer Sprague (60th) and Rylan Larsen (64th) rounded out the Bruins top seven runners, finishing within ten seconds of each other. 

Colin Monaghan from Puget Sound finished first in the men's race with a time of 24:45.9, followed by Tony Calderon from Colorado College and Sean Richardson from Lewis & Clark. 

On the women's side, Lydia Gronseth earned GFU's highest finish at 52nd with a time of 24:12.8. Jessica Neal finished 62nd with a time of 24:26.0, and Rianna Comery had a time of 24:36.7 to claim 67th. Ashlee Van Den Top covered the course in 25:01.9, which was good for 76th while Amanda Bays (81st) clocked in at 25:14.5. Amarie Miller and Emily Bruns marked the final two of GFU's top seven finishers. 

The top finishers in the women's race were Whitney Rich from Whitman with a time of 21:33.3, followed by an independent runner, Alyssa Foote, and Whitworth' Becky Foote finished third. 

What Comes Next

Both cross country teams will prepare for the NWC Championships at the University of Puget Sound on Saturday, November 2.