Oregon Tech Men 5th, Women 6th at Conference Championship
The Oregon Tech men finished fifth in today's Cascade Conference Championship. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Southern Oregon University men’s team placed five runners in the top 10, while Concordia University have four runners score in the top 11 to capture the women’s title at the Cascade Collegiate Conference championships today at the Steen Sports Park. DJ Flores and Karlee Coffey, both of Eastern Oregon University took home the men’s and women’s individual titles.
Flores took the individual title in a time of 25:27.05, while Southern Oregon runners Zach Elliot (25:33), David Laney (25:52) and James Johnstone (26:06) finished 2-3-4 for the Raiders. College of Idaho’s Greg Montgomery rounded out the top five on the men’s side with a time of 26:07 on the 8K course.
The Oregon Tech men, behind a top 20 finish from Scott Minor, took fifth at today’s conference meet. Minor led the Tech men with a time of 27:08, while Jed Tolbert (28:01) and Kirby Garlitz (28:07) finished 2-3 for Tech. Darrick Waugh crossed in 28:36.27, followed by Joey Gipner (28:36.58) to round out the Owls’ scoring.
Southern Oregon captured their third straight title after scoring 24 points. Eastern Oregon edged out The College of Idaho, 57-58, for second and third place. Concordia University scored 131 points to take fourth place, while the Oregon Tech men finished fifth with 164 points.
The Oregon Tech women came away with a sixth place finish at today's CCC Championships. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
Concordia, who finished second last year, kept The College of Idaho women from winning their third consecutive CCC title after scoring 44 points to get past second place Southern Oregon University with 52 points. C of I finished third with 69 points, followed by Eastern Oregon (95) and Northwest Christian (108).
Oregon Tech’s Statia Smith led the Owl women to a sixth place team finish after crossing the line in 20:48. Katie Waugh finished the 5K course in 21:00, followed by Lauren Renie in 21:25. Tech’s Amanda McMillan was the fourth Owl to score points, after a time of 21:43, while Lori Carter rounded out the scoring with a time of 22:20.
Karlee Coffey ran away with the women’s 5K event with a time of 18:34, while Concordia’s Alice Taylor took second after crossing in 19:10. Northwest Christian’s Megan Hall finished third (19:33), while Lauren Moran of Concordia (19:37) and Stephanie Hescock also of NCU (19:38) rounded out the top five.
The Concordia women and Southern Oregon men earn automatic berths in the NAIA Cross Country National Championships, taking place at the Fort Vancouver Historical Site in Vancouver, Wash. on Saturday, November 20th. At-large bids and individual qualifiers will be announced by the NAIA early this week.
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