Ducks, Wildcats win at GFU Invite
GFU roundup The Bruin men take fourth and the women fifth in cross-country
BROOKS The University of Oregon Running Club and Linfield captured the mens and womens titles, respectively, at the George Fox Invitational, Saturday at Willamette Mission State Park, leaving the host Bruins to take fourth in the mens race and fifth in the womens.
The UO Running Club coasted to the 8K title with 26 points, well ahead of runner-up Lane Community College with 62 points. Linfield was third with 72 points, followed by George Fox with 83, Treasure Valley Community College with 113, and Warner Pacific College with 190. Robert McLauchlan of the UO Club won the race with a time of 25:29.4, edging his teammate Joachim Krauth by 4/10ths of a second in a photo finish.
Joseph Pia posted the top time for the Bruins with a 26:06.1, finishing eighth overall out of 76 runners and seventh for team scoring. Next was Kody Tarbell with a 26:18.6, placing 12th overall. Also counting for the Bruins were Bryant Quinn with a 26:48.4 (20th), Cody Thompson with a 27:08.5 (23rd), and Kyle Dreibelbis with a 27:21.4 (28th).
Linfield edged Northwest University 44 points to 46 to win the womens 5K race. Lane CC was third with 69 points, followed by the UO Running Club with 94, George Fox with 123, Treasure Valley CC with 140, and Warner Pacific with 182. Katy Potter of Lane CC ran away from the field with a 17:57.0, over 43 seconds ahead of runner-up Hannah Greider of Linfield, who ran an 18:40.4.
Erin Sanders paced the Bruins with a 19:09.0, finishing eighth overall out of 69 runners. She was followed by Sarah MacKenzie with a 19:48.1 (20th), Rachel Gibbs with a 20:03.6 (27th), Kelly Toms with a 20:31.6 (34th), and Taylor Suwa with a 21:38.3 (46th).
Whitworth 1, George Fox 0 An early second-half goal by Kristin Wucherer propelled the host Pirates to a narrow win on Saturday in Spokane. George Fox mustered just two shots on goal compared to nine for the hosts.
Whitman 4, George Fox 0 Four different Missionaries scored in the contest, beginning with Kelsey Roehners tally in the 30th minute. Mackenzie Hughes, Danielle Audino and Hallie Swan also scored for Whitman, which held the Bruins (3-8-1, 1-6-1 Northwest Conference) to just six shots overall.
Willamette 3, George Fox 1 The Bruins won the opening set 27-25, but the Bearcats rallied to take the next three 25-21, 25-23 and 25-13 on Saturday in Salem. Tiffany Burk spearheaded GFU, collecting 12 kills. Erin Sprowls added 11, Karlee Jo Sameon had 10 and Erin Campbell nine. George Fox (8-8, 3-5) also got 37 assists from Payton Shrum.
Pacific 2, George Fox 0 The Bruins (1-12, 0-7) created several early chances, but it was the host Boxers who broke through in the 34th minute with well-placed free kick. Jorge Manduano double the lead in the 70th minute, slamming home a rebound to ensure the victory.