Tigers Finish Strong at NCAA Regional

Tigers Finish Strong at NCAA Regional

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Pacific cross country team posted a strong finish at the NCAA West Regional, which took place at the Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle, Wash. on Friday morning. The Tigers competed against a plethora of top 25-ranked teams in the nation including Oregon, San Francisco, Stanford, Boise State, Washington and California as Pacific finished in 31st place.

Jasmine Gonzales was the top finisher for the Orange and Black with a time of 21:44.16, which is a career best for the sophomore. Saira Purhar crossed the line next with a 22:48.1 mark and Emma Winkler followed right after at 22:51.4. Emily Wylie posted a 23:09.1 and Katelyn Breitschwerdt rounded out the Tiger contingent with a 23:43.4 finish. 

"Strong finish! It was the best season for Pacific Cross Country," said head coach Josh Jones. "It's always hard to come off an emotionally high conference performance but the ladies did great. Jasmine [Gonzales] had a personal record and had the highest individual placing we have ever had at region.  The team also had the highest team finish in program history, and the best part is we are all back for next year.  Couldn't be more proud!"

The contest concludes a great season for Pacific, who put together a first place finish in their first meet of the season as well as the top finish in program history at the West Coast Conference Championships last month.