Both Linfield’s men and women cross country teams celebrated astounding efforts demonstrated at the Northwest Cross Country
Classic on Sept. 19 at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore.
Despite having to fight through the rain and cold weather, the women’s team earned first place overall in the classic, with five women
finishing in the top-10 spots.
Senior Hannah Greider finished in third place with a time of 18:48. She placed behind George Fox powerhouse, Emily Painter,
Senior Siena Noe finished in fifth place with a time of 19:23. Senior Katie Skinner finished in seventh place with a time of 19:47.
Junior Madison Trowbridge finished in eighth place with a time of 19:51 seconds and senior Claire Hann finished in tenth place with a
time of 19:57 seconds.
All five of the top finshers also completed in the 5K race and finished the course in under 25 minutes!
As a team, Linfield scored 33 points, beating out Yamhill Country and rival school George Fox University by 24 points!
Lane Community College, the race’s host, placed third with 75 points.
The University of Oregon Running Club followed with 84 points and Pacific University with 105 points.
The men’s team took third place overall, behind the University of Oregon Running Club and Lane Community College.
Senior Joe Gladow placed ninth and averaged 5:19 miles during the four-mile course. His final time was 21:15.
Other Wildcat runners that placed in the top-25 were junior Calvin Howell, freshman Michael O’Neil and sophomore Alex Mangan.
O’Neil came in 14th place with a time of 21:28, Howell came in 22nd place with 21:47 and Mangan came in 25th place with a time of
Junior Chad Linnerooth came in 33rd place finishing with a time of 22: 19.
The next scheduled meet for the Wildcats is at the Willamette Open, on Oct. 5.
By Camillle Weber/Sports Columnist