LAKEWOOD, Washington – Six Logger women placed in the top-seven finishers as the Puget Sound women's cross country team won the season-opening Puget Sound Invitational in Ft. Steilacoom Park Saturday morning. Liam Monaghan was the top NCAA D-III men's finisher, and the Logger men placed fourth overall.
Rachel Metzler placed second overall (first NCAA D-III) with a time of 24:18.00. She was followed by Samantha Schaffer (24:20.00), Kayla Thaller (24:48.00), Terra Wildon (25:03.00), Eleanor Schnorr (25:22.00), and Hannah Eshelman (25:24.00). The Loggers totaled 20 points.
Larissa Kolasinski from St. Martin's (NCAA D-II) won the women's race by crossing the finish line in 23:51.00.
Monaghan set the pace for all NCAA D-III men's runners by timing in at 28:49.00. Thomas Kimler was the next Puget Sound finisher, placing 19th overall with a time of 29:22.00.
Portland won the men's competition with 15 points. The Loggers totaled 95 points.
Puget Sound's next race is in two weeks at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle on Saturday, Sept. 16.