Although it has been an equally slow start for both the men’s and women’s cross country teams, they have more to show than merely wins and losses.
Two new coaches have been added to the roster. New head coach Travis Olson, who served as Linfield track and field coach for 12 years and worked as an assistant to Garry Kilgore, chair of the Health, Human, Performance and Athletics Department. Chris McIsaac, class of ’10, is the new assistant coach.
A lack of experience has set both teams back, although the inexperience has been turned into shock factor. Former baseball player senior Scott Pinske is new to the team. Pinske performed well, taking second place in his first meet against Lewis & Clark College on Sept. 1, in
Freshman Mimi Seeley has also been making headlines. She placed seventh out of 43 at the Lewis & Clark Invitational on Sept. 11, and also placed second out of 53 at the Willamette Grass Course on Sept. 17.
The season is well underway, and the team has ample time to prove itself. The men’s and women’s teams will next compete in the Linfield Preview on Sept. 25 in Brooks, Ore.
~Compiled by Corrina Crocker