Pacific Finishes 5th In Bronco Invite Open Division

Sunnyvale, Calif. - In one last tune up before the WCC championship, Pacific Cross Country competed in the Bronco Invite, a pair of races, an invite race and an open race.

In the invite race, A 6K, sophomores Linday Wourms (Camas, Wash.) and Becky Grabow (Carson City, Nev.) ran for the Orange and Black. Wourms finished with a time of 22:22.02 and Grabow followed in 22:45.3. The invite race was a an opportunity for the Tiger runners to get a preview of the course that will serve as the site of the 2014 WCC Championship.

In the open race, also a 6K, Pacific was led by Sophomore Mia Knipper (Morada, Calif.), who notched a time of 23:57, good for 33rd overall. Grace McManus (Apple Valley, Calif.) followed in 39th, with a time of 24:08.2, narrowly missing her personal record of 24:02.

Sophomore Lauren Nakaso (San Ramon, Calif.)  finished in 56th, with a time of 24:29.0, junior Sarah Bailey (Vernon, British Columbia, Canada) finished in 69th with a time of 24:50.4, her fastest 6K time as a member of the Tigers, to round out the Pacific runners in the top 100 of the crowded open field.

Sophomore Dale Dong (Stockton, Calif.)  finished with a time of 26:06.3, breaking her personal record set last weekend at the SF State Invitational. Freshman Myra Lakdawala (Karachi, Pakistan) finished with a time of 27:02.2 while junior Karla Segura (Stockton, Calif.) finished in 27:18.4, a personal collegiate record for the distance. 

Sophomore Jessica Guerra (Stockton, Calif.)  finished in 27:29.1 and senior Cassi Rush (Gilbert, Ariz.)  finished with a time of 27:51.7, an improvement of .2 seconds over her SF State Invitational performance last Friday. Junior Micaela Todd (Mill Creek, Wash.) finished in 28:41.6 to round out the Pacific contingent in the open race.

Pacific will next compete in the WCC championships in Malibu, Calif. on November 2nd.