Cross country takes second place

Men and women’s cross country race at the Master’s Invitational.

Natalie Willis, Editor-in-Chief

Biola’s cross country teams finished second at the Master’s Invitational on Saturday at Santa Clarita, California. The men were short in number, as only nine Eagles ran the course. Nonetheless, they placed second with an overall team score of 2:07:19.6, matching their sixth-best time. The women also earned second place, with freshman Lynette Ruiz finishing with a time of 17:49.0, giving Biola a Top 10 finisher.


While both teams placed second, individual races were headed by redshirt sophomore Jerry Baltzer nabbing sixth place with a time of 24:54.1, placing him in the 16-ranked time in Biola program history. Following Baltzer, redshirt senior Ryan Sorenson came in 16th place while freshman Ronald Kigen placed 21st. 

On the women’s team, Ruiz was followed by redshirt sophomore Britta Holmberg, who finished in 13th place with a time of 18:21.6.

Men and women’s cross country will head to Claremont, California for the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Oct. 9. Stats from today’s race are located on Biola Athletics’ website.

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