Cross Country runners finish strong in conference championships

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Warriors cross country set their feet to earth and pulled strong finishes in the Cascade Collegiate Conference championships held Nov. 6 in Klamath Falls, Ore.

On the men’s team, Sophomore Taylor Adrian ran his way to a top 25 finish to lead the Warriors men’s cross country team to sixth place in the final standings. He placed 22nd overall thanks to a final push, finishing the 8K course in 27:18.84. 

Junior Caleb Goins was the second Warrior to reach the finish line after he placed 37th overall with a time of 28:14.10.  A pair of sophomores also contributed points for the Warriors. David Brown and Jacob Bowdoin finished 41st and 42nd with times of 28:29.12 and 28:31.40.

On the women’s team, Junior Courtney Welling finished in the top 30. She was the fastest individual

Warrior runner on the 5k course after finishing in 20:31.77.

Warrior freshman Christi Schmitz ran her way into the top 40 runners in crossing the finish line with in 21:09.91. Senior Bianca Davis concluded her Corban cross country career as the third fastest female Warrior on the day, clocking 21:56.47 to take 50th place individually. Right behind Davis was junior Amy Renfro who finished 51st with a time of 22:07.20. 

The Cascade Collegiate Conference is one of the toughest cross country conferences in the nation. Saturday's meet featured four teams in the NAIA’s top 25 including No. 6 College of Idaho and No. 8 Southern Oregon. 

  • (L) Junior Courtney Welling finished in the top 30 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference championships.

  • (R) Sophomore Taylor Adrian had a top 25 finish in the Cascade Collegiate Conference championships.

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