Minor Runs to Individual Title, Owl Women Place 2nd
Scott Minor after winning individual title for Oregon Tech at the Warner Pacific Invite.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Tech’s Scott Minor took the individual title, while the Owl women finished with three runners in the top-seven to place second at the Knight Invitational hosted by Warner Pacific Saturday at Lents Park.
Minor finished nearly 20 seconds ahead of his closest competitor to win the 8K in 28:41.93. Minor is Tech’s first individual meet champion in nearly two years. Other Owls finishing in the top-10 were James Hull in seventh and Kirby Garlitz following in eighth.
Gerald Davis and Corbyn Jahn ran together and clocked in a minute faster than either of them had for an 8K. Tyler Park, in his first college cross race, showed his maturity and leadership working with freshmen Bryan Wardwell and Nate Collins, also running in their first college cross race.
Ashley Baldovino paced the OIT women with a third place finish in the 5K crossing in 19:43:96. Jessica Bath followed close behind placing fourth, and Katie Waugh notching a top-10 finish, with a seventh place finish.
Mary Matchett, running in her first collegiate cross country event, was impressive after showing the closing speed of a champion 800 meter runner over the last mile. Lauren Renie was the 5th Owl to finish, helping give the OIT women its first team score of the season. Tech’s performance was strong enough to outscore host Warner Pacific by 34 points, a team that has been rated ahead of OIT all season in the conference polls.
The Owls continue the season this Saturday, October 22nd in Corvallis racing in the Beaver Classic at Avery Park.
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