TRINIDAD, Calif. — Sophomore Trevor Lynn captured fifth place to lead the second-ranked Southern Oregon men's cross country team Saturday in the Humboldt Invitational at Trinidad State Beach.
Lynn completed the 8,000-meter course in 26 minutes, 20 seconds. The Raiders, competing in their first meet of the season and without most of their top runners, took fourth out of five teams.
Aaron Brenton was 24 seconds off Lynn's pace to place 12th overall and Dylan Paulk finished in 26:53 in 14th. Humboldt State, ranked fourth in NCAA Division II, claimed the team title, and Oregon Tech's Paul Adam's finished in 25:50 for an eight-second win.
The 16th-ranked SOU women, who also left behind several of their top runners, got a 16th-place effort from Luisa Westley, who needed 24:44 to finish the 6,000-meter run. Jessie Rozario (25:06) was 22nd, Tanya Jones (26:17) was 33rd and the Raiders placed fifth out of five teams.
Humboldt State won the women's team title with the top five runners in the race, led by Imogene Carson (22:46.39).
NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN 3, SOU 0 — At Eugene, Northwest Christian snapped a seven-year string of futility against Southern Oregon in emphatic fashion.
The Beacons swept the Raiders, 25-19, 25-23, 25-19, at the Morse Event Center, and in doing so broke into the win column for the first time in 14 meetings between the schools.
Northwest's Janel Fetters controlled the floor with 13 kills on 26 attacks and 10 digs. Maren Mansfield added eight kills, Cori Wallace had 33 assists and the Beacons (7-2, 2-0 Cascade Conference) attacked at a .270 clip to SOU's .172.
The loss was the first for the Raiders (4-5, 1-1) since dropping their first four to start the season. Liz Madden put away nine kills for the second straight night, and Emma Gasman had seven on 11 attacks.