Cross country snatches first place over 20 teams

Men and women’s cross country host the Biola Invitational.

Natalie Hernandez, Sports Editor

Biola’s cross country teams opened their season with the Biola Invitational. The races took place at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton, California. Men began at 8 a.m. and took first place by three seconds over second-place Cal State University San Marcos and third-place Azusa Pacific University. The women took second in the team race, falling behind to San Marcos.

A SUCCESSFUL START  

The men had a team finish of 2:06:46. The Eagles were led by junior Brady DeHaven who came in fifth place as an individual with a time of 25:04.2. Following in eighth place was junior Jarred Donnel who had a finishing time of 25:14.1. 

As a team, women had a finishing time of 1:33:55. The top runner for women’s individuals was freshman Lynette Ruiz who finished at 17:56.4. Following in 11th place was freshman Britta Holmberg who finished the race at 18:31.2. 

Men and women’s cross country will head to Santa Clarita, California for the Master’s Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 25. Stats from today’s race are located on Biola Athletics’ Website. 

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