SALEM, Ore. - Running against runners from all three NCAA divisions, the Puget Sound Loggers took 16th in the men's race and 17th in the women's race at the Charles Bowles Invitational on Saturday morning at Bush Park in Salem, Ore.
In the men's race, senior Francis Reynolds (Palo Alto, Calif.) battled with Linfield's Shawn Fisher for much of the race, finishing just 2.5 seconds behind his NWC rival to take 12th overall with a time of 24:42.57. The Loggers lack of depth showed in the race as the second Puget Sound runner across the line was also the 109th runner to finish as Casey Wall (Portland, Ore./Cleveland) finished with a time of 26:27.14. The individual title was won by Michael Wickman of Chico State. The Wildcats also took the team title with 45 points, seven points better than Division I Boise State and 78 points ahead of host Willamette.
In the women's race, Haley Walker (Cambria, Calif./Coast Union) was the first Puget Sound runner to finish, taking 52nd overall with a time of 18:39.04. Emma Kelsey (Arcata, Calif.) was the second Logger to finish, taking 113th with a time of 19:35.19. Teegan Schoch of Idaho won the women's race, finishing with a time of 17:26.92. Chico State swept the team titles, finishing with the women's race with 43 points.
Next week, the Loggers will travel to Parkland as a select group will run in the Pacific Lutheran Invitational at University Golf Course.