STOCKTON, Calif. – The University of the Pacific cross-country team opened its 2018 season at the Big Wave Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii and the USF Invite in San Francisco, California. A duo of Tigers paced the way in Hawaii, helping the team to a second-place finish.
In Case You Missed It:
- Jasmine Gonzales paced the 5K course, finishing first with a time of 19:03.00.
- Saira Purhar was right behind Gonzales with a time of 19:14.00.
- Emma Winkler rounded out the top-10, finishing seventh with a time of 19:57.00.
- Anna Martinez (21:31.00) and Skylar Duignan (22:14.00) completed the Tiger runners, crossing the line in 24th and 30th, respectively.
- The Orange and Black finished the course in a time of 1:41:59.00 combined, good enough for second place. Hawaii won the event with a time of 1:40:51.00 as a team.
- At the USF Invite, Pacific had three runners compete in the 6K race.
- Emily Wylie paced the Tigers' trio, placing 68th with a time of 24:48.00.
- Sophomore newcomer, Kimberly Villegas, finished 75th with a time of 26:09.5, followed by Haley Silva in 78th at 26:37.5.
Coach Jones' Comments:
"Team ran well today. This is just our first race so we had a race plan and we stuck to it. Jasmine won which is always great and 33 seconds faster than last year. Emma placed seventh after she came down with a cold yesterday, but overall we did well."
The Tigers take a week off before they head to Provo, Utah for the BYU Autumn Classic/WCC Preview hosted by West Coast Conference opponent Brigham Young University on Saturday, September 15.