EUGENE, Ore. – Third-place finisher Hannah Greider (Sr., Shoreline, Wash.) led a quintet of top-10 finishes that propelled the Wildcats to a women’s team victory at the Northwest Cross Country Classic. The Linfield men took third at the meet, hosted Friday afternoon at Lane Community College.
All five scoring Wildcats finished under 20 minutes for the women’s five-kilometer course. Greider completed the race in 19 minutes, 10 seconds as Linfield’s No. 1 runner, behind George Fox’s Emily Painter (18:18) and Lane’s Katy Potter (18:48).
Siena Noe (Sr., Yakima, Wash.) was 13 seconds behind her teammate, coming in fifth at 19:23. Katie Skinner (Sr., Portland, Ore.) and Madison Trowbridge (Jr., Portland, Ore.) finished back-to-back in seventh and eighth places, respectively. Skinner clocked in at 19:47 while Trowbridge crossed the tape after 19 minutes, 51 seconds.
The Wildcats’ fifth scoring runner was Claire Hann (Sr., Honolulu, Hawaii), who was 10th in 19:57. As a team, Linfield scored 33 points, outdistancing Yamhill Country rival George Fox (57) by 24 points. Host Lane was third (75), followed by the University of Oregon Running Club (84) and Pacific (105).
Joe Gladow (Sr., Shoreline, Wash.) paced the Wildcat men, who scored 85 points to finish as the top team from the Northwest Conference. The senior averaged 5 minutes, 19 seconds per mile over the four-mile course, clocking in at 21:15.
Three additional top-25 finishes came from Michael O’Neil, Calvin Howell (Jr., San Antonio, Texas) and Alex Mangan (Soph., Klamath Falls, Ore.). O’Neil was 14th in 21:28, Howell placed 22nd in 21:47 and Mangan took 25th in 21:54.
Chad Linnerooth (Jr., Carnation, Wash.) rounded out the scoring with a 33rd-place finish (22:19).
Led by winner John Carley (20:19), the UO Running Club won the men’s side of the meet with 28 points. Lane took second (51) ahead of Linfield (85), George Fox (95), Pacific (118) and Shasta (167).
COMING UP: Linfield competes next at the Willamette Open, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5.
Top-25 effort helps Linfield place third in team standings
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