by Alli Kieckbusch, Student Writer
TACOMA, Wash. – Whitworth women's cross country won its first meet of the year the Pacific Lutheran Invitational on Saturday morning.
The Pirates competed against several other Division III teams in addition to the Seattle Running Club, Green River College, Olympic College, and PLU alumni. The men's team finished fourth overall behind George Fox, who finished in first place. The Pirate women took home the win with an average time of 23:42.22.
Marissa Mount led the Bucs in the 6-kilometer race, finishing fifth with a time of 23:20.76, and only falling to 3 other Division III competitors. She crossed the finish line over four seconds before Whitman's Lucy O'Sullivan.
On the men's side, William Glick was the first Pirate to finish. He placed 11th overall with a 26:27.65 time. Aidan Smith crossed the line right behind him with a 26:27.66, just before George Fox's Timothy Kaelin.
The Pirates will have one week off until they travel to Salem, Oregon for the 44th Annual Charles Bowles Invitational. The race begins at 9:30 am on September 29th.