George, Mott Run Strong at L&C Invite

George, Mott Run Strong at L&C Invite

ESTACADA, Ore. – Becky George finished third individually for Whitworth's women, while Joel Mott took 15th place for the Pirate men at the Lewis & Clark Invitational on Saturday at McIver State Park.

The Whitworth men finished in sixth place out of 12 teams, and third of seven among Northwest Conference schools. 

Mott ran the eight-kilometer course in 25:44.4 to lead the Pirate men across the line.  Colin Monaghan of Puget Sound won the race in 24:45.9.

Aidan Smith had a strong race, taking 23rd in 26:07.5.  August Albers (27:15.7) was 59th, Caleb Grode (27:24.9) was 63rd and Gabriel Meek (27:31.3) was 66th.

The final men's team scores were: Southern Oregon 46, Colorado College 59, Lane CC 74, George Fox 143, Lewis & Clark 168, Whitworth 193, Whitman 196, OSU Running Club 199, Pacific Lutheran 212, Puget Sound 254, Clark Coll. 273, Pacific (Ore.) 355.

George was once again the first Pirate woman across the line.  She ran the six-kilometer course in 22:32.1.  Whitney Rich of Whitman won the race in 21:33.3.

Krystal Roberts ran 23:07.3 to finish in 12th place for the Bucs.  Karina Olson (24:02.4) was 44th, Isabelle Snyder (24:45.3) was 71st and Naomi Reyes (25:16.7) finished 83rd.  The Pirates finished ninth out of 13 teams, including fifth out of seven NWC schools.

The final women's team scores were: OSU Running Club 60, Southern Oregon 81, Lane CC 112, Whitman 117, Colorado Coll. 131, Pacific Lutheran 162, Pacific (Ore.) 169, Lewis & Clark 179, Whitworth 182, Puget Sound 220, George Fox 292.  Treasure Valley 359, Clark Coll. 359.

Today's meet was the final tune up before the Pirates compete at the Northwest Conference championships on November 2nd in Tacoma.