McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Placing all five scoring runners in the top eight on both sides, the Wildcats cruised to a pair of team victories at the Linfield Harrier Classic, contested at Joe Dancer Park on a warm and sunny Saturday morning.
In what amounted to a dual meet between the Wildcats and their Yamhill County rivals from George Fox University, Hannah Greider (Sr., Shoreline, Wash.) led the Linfield women to a 20-35 win over the Bruins, while the host men rode the 1-2 punch of Joe Gladow (Sr., Shoreline, Wash.) and Michael O'Neil (Fr., Seattle, Wash.) en route to the 22-36 victory.
Greider completed the 6,000-meter course in 24 minutes, 28.01 seconds, about 11 ticks faster than runner-up Erin Sanders from George Fox.
Linfield rookie Marisa Kume (Fr., Nagoya, Japan) finished third (24:59.57) with Katie Skinner (Sr., Portland, Ore.) and Claire Hann (Sr., Honolulu, Hawaii) following close behind in 25:13.83 and 25:21.81, respectively.
Madison Trowbridge (Jr., Portland, Ore.) rounded out the scoring for the Wildcats with a seventh-place finish in 25 minutes, 41.82 seconds.
On the men’s side, the senior Gladow (27:12.05) and freshman O’Neil (27:45.58) finished within 30 seconds of each other and ahead of George Fox’s No. 1 runner, Kody Tarbell (27:56.57).
Flint Martino (Jr., Kalispell, Mont.) was fourth, clocking in at 28 minutes, .64 seconds for the 8,000-meter course. Calvin Howell (Jr., San Antonio, Texas) and Chris Roth (Fr., Sherwood, Ore.) were the fourth and fifth runners to complete the four loops for the Wildcats. Howell finished seventh (28:27.42) while Roth took eighth (28:53.62).
AHEAD: Linfield has two weeks off before competing in the Northwest Classic, hosted by Lane Community College in Eugene, Sept. 20.
Linfield's No. 2 runner takes third overall
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