SALEM, Oregon – Tyler Shipley and Geremia Lizier-Zmudzinski finished first and second, respectively, as the Puget Sound men's cross country team placed fourth out of 15 teams in the Chuck Bowles Invitational hosted by Willamette on Saturday. The Logger women placed 12th out of 18 teams as Taili Ni set the pace for Puget Sound.
Shipley crossed the finish line in 24:33.80, while Lizier-Zmudzinsky followed close behind with a time of 25:01.00. The two Loggers bested the other 141 runners in the men's race.
Humboldt State won the men's race, and Willamette's second-pace finish was the best among Northwest Conference teams. Puget Sound finished just behind NCAA Division-I Seattle Universty, and bested NWC rivals Whitman, Whitworth, Linfield, George Fox, Pacific Lutheran, Lewis & Clark, and Pacific.
Ni finished the women's race in 18:45.60, good for 37th out of 186 runners. Alison Wise came in as the Loggers' next top finisher with a time of 19:46.60, good for 83rd overall.
Portland State won the women's race, the Loggers placed ahead of NWC members George Fox, Lewis & Clark, Pacific, and Pacific Lutheran.
The Puget Sound cross country teams next compete in the Pioneer Invitational in Estacada, Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 17.
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