Cross-country sees mixed results in race
Northwest Conference Championships took place Saturday, Oct. 27. The Puget Sound’s men’s cross-country team took third place while the women’s team took sixth. Senior Matt Klein (Portland Ore.) and freshman Justin Bigelow (Highland Ranch, Colo.) were all NWC performers for the men’s team with Klein placing third to lead the Loggers.
The Logger men finished with a total of 96 points, just six points behind Lewis and Clark, who took second place. Willamette won the conference title with 40 points. For the women, the Loggers’ 187 points landed them in sixth as a team, while Lewis and Clark ran away with the title.
Klein ran a 26:12 to take third and Bigelow followed with a 26:41 in 12th as both earned All-NWC honors. Sophomore Josh Seekatz (Philomath, Ore.) followed them with a 19th place finish, running a 27:02. Freshman David Santillan (Milwaukie, Ore.) finished in 28th with a 27:24, while sophomore Justin Higa (Pearl City, Hawaii) rounded out the Logger scoring with a 27:26 in 34th.
The five scoring Logger women all finished within 15 seconds of each other, showing strong unity and consistency in their running. Junior Kathryn Flyte (West Linn, Ore.) was the Logger women’s top finisher with a time of 24:18, finishing 29th.
Senior Carrie Keith (Erie, Colo.) was narrowly behind Flyte, finishing in 34th with a time of 24:24. Sophomore Tori Sarris (Newport Beach, Calif.) was just three seconds behind Keith at 24:27 to place 39th overall.
Freshman Taili Ni (Sacramento, Calif.) finished directly behind her in 40th with a time of 24:28. Freshman Emma Barr (Edmonds, Wash.) rounded out the Logger scoring with 44th place.
The Logger teams will head to the NCAA West Regionals on Nov. 10 in Salem, Ore.