Cross country runs at Linfield Harrier Classic


Cale Byers

Kelsey Kuhns, ’21, scores for the Wildcats in her first collegiate cross country race after placing sixth for the team.

Alex Jensen, Sports Editor

The meet was held Friday at Joe Dancer Park. In the four-kilometer race, the ’Cats placed first among five teams with a score of 34 points. They defeated George Fox University, Concordia University, Western Oregon University and Multnomah University. Knudson placed second overall in a time of 15:30.8 and Neal placed third in a time of 15:32.1. Other Linfield scorers were junior Courtney Beard, who placed sixth in a time of 15:50.1, freshman Nicole Bissey who placed 11th in a time of 16:19.1 and Rodden who placed 15th in a time of 16:31.1. Kennedy Rufener won the meet in a time of 15:21.5.

Linfield will race at the Western Oregon University Ash Creek Invitational 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in Monmouth, Oregon.