Oregon Tech’s Scott Minor finishes 6th at Cascade Conference Preview
Oregon Tech's Lauren Renie (569).
ASHLAND, Ore. – Oregon Tech’s Scott Minor highlighted the opening of the Oregon Tech cross country season with a sixth place individual finish at the Cascade Conference preview hosted by Southern Oregon University this morning in Ashland.
Northwest Christian placed three runners in the top four, and five in the top-10, to win the SOU Raider Invitational women’s race, while Concordia placed five in the top-12 to win the men’s race Saturday morning at Oak Knoll Golf Course.
Concordia’s Gina Paletta finished in 18:22 winning the individual title by 30 seconds over second-place Brittany Peterson of Northwest Christian. Ally Manley and Stephanie Hescock finished third and fourth giving NCU three of the top four runners, with Lauren Moran and Junia Limage placing fifth and sixth for Concordia.
Oregon Tech’s Jessica Bath, running in her first collegiate cross country meet, led the Tech women with a time of 21:16.3, followed closely by sophomore Lauren Renie’s 21:19.9 finish.
The Cavaliers finished with 46 points placing second in the team standings, 19 points behind team champion NCU. Southern Oregon finished in third place with a total of 63 points, with Corban in fourth (83) and Warner Pacific in fifth (144).
On the men’s side, Matthew Clowes led Concordia to the team title, finishing in first with a time of 25:35.8. The Cavaliers also had Ben Foubert (fourth) and Marcus Nelson (fifth) finish in the top-five, tallying a team total of 31 points. Southern Oregon finished in second place with 42 points, led by Ryan Sorenson’s third-place finish with a time of 25:58.4. James Johnstone finished second in the individual race while running unattached.
Oregon Tech’s Minor ran the 8K course in 26:29.4 to place sixth overall. James Hull crossed in 28:36.9, while Kirby Garlitz and Gerald Davis finished the course in 29:37.7 and 30:39.5 respectively.
Following Concordia and Southern Oregon in the team standings, a group of unattached SOU runners racing under the moniker Raider XC placed third (65), with Warner Pacific taking fourth (123), Corban fifth (146), Oregon Tech sixth (155) and Northwest Christian finishing seventh (164).
The Raider Invitational served as the 2011 Cascade Collegiate Conference championship preview meet, with the CCC programs scheduled to return to Oak Knoll Golf Course for the championship meet Nov. 5.
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