TACOMA, Washington – The University of Puget Sound men's and women's cross country teams opened the 2014 season in strong fashion as they both placed first in the Puget Sound Invitational.
Joshua Seekatz set the pace for the Logger men by winning the 8k run with a time of 26:12.00. Puget Sound also claimed fourth through seventh-place finishes, with Justin Higa (27:14.00), James Markin (27:32.00), Justin Bigelow (27:53.00), and Andrew Langtry (28:05.00) running strong.
As a team, the men finished with an average time of 27:23.20.
On the women's side, Taili Ni won the 6k run after crossing the finish line in 24:09.00. Tori Klein took second place after she finished in 24:55.00. Sierra Grunwald (25:11.00) and Molly Bradbury (25:28.00) finished in fourth and fifth, respectively. The women finished with an average time of 25:11.60.
Both teams next compete in the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle on Sept. 20.