Women's Cross Country

Tigers Battle at Capital Cross Challenge

Saira Purhar. Photo courtesy of Pacific Athletics
Saira Purhar. Photo courtesy of Pacific Athletics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Pacific cross country team returned to the course as they competed at the Sacramento Capital Cross Challenge on Saturday at the Haggin Oaks Golf Course. Overall the Tigers placed 18th in the meet, ahead of PAC-12 powerhouse California and West Coast Conference foe Pepperdine. 

For the third time this season, Jasmine Gonzales paced the Tigers across the finish line with a time of 22:05.8 in the 6K race at the Haggin Oaks Golf Course, which was good for 40th place in the field and was a course-best for the sophomore. Emma Winkler followed across the line with a time of 22:56.2 which is a personal-best time, and freshman Saira Purhar came across in 23:15.0. 

Next came Emily Wylie, who posted a strong 23:52.0 and Katelyn Breitschwerdt with a time of 24:48.9. Rounding out the Orange and Black was Daniella Del Toro with a time of 27:49.2. 

The Bronco Invite as hosted by Santa Clara is next for Pacific on Oct. 14th in Sunnyvale, Calif., which will be the final tuneup for the Tigers before the WCC Championships on Oct. 27th.