LACEY, Wash. - Taking the course for the first time in 2009, senior Francis Reynolds (Palo Alto, Calif.) was the top scoring runner in the men's race as both the Puget Sound men and women took third in the team standings at the Saint Martin's Invitational on Saturday in Lacey, Wash.
In the first race of the day, the Logger women were led by sophomore Hayley Walker (Cambria, Calif./Coast Union) as she took seventh with a time of 24:53.40. Teammate Nika Evans (Wayzata, Minn.) was just behind, taking 10th with a time of 25:01.90. Emma Kelsey (Arcata, Calif.) and Carrie Keith (Erie, Colo./Monarch) also ran a strong race, taking 14th and 15th respectively. As a team, the Loggers took third with 53 total points. Karen Steen won the six-kilometer race with a time of 23:31.60 while Pacific Lutheran took the team title with 39 points.
On the men's side, All-American Francis Reynolds (Palo Alto, Calif.) took third in a competitive race with a time of 26:19.90, pacing 5:17.9 per mile. Freshman Matt Klein (Portland, Ore./Wilson) was the next Logger across the finish line, taking 13th with a time of 28:40.20. Casey Wall (Portland, Ore./Cleveland) was the third Logger to finish, taking 17th with a time of 28:51.20. As a team, the Loggers finished third with 55 points. Host St. Martin's won the team title with 32 points while SMU alumnus John Riak took first with a time of 25:28.80.
The Loggers will hit the course again on Sept. 19th when they travel north to participate in the Sundodger Open, hosted by University of Washington.