The Umpqua Community College cross country teams competed in the Ken Garland Classic hosted by Saint Martin’s University last Saturday in Lacey, Washington.

UCC’s women finished seventh in the team standings with a score of 224. Leading the Riverhawks was freshman Jasmine Lake, who finished 30th in 19 minutes, 42.96 seconds over the 5,000-meter course.

Julia LaMar of Northwest Nazarene won the race in 18:13.48. Northwest Nazarene also captured the team title (22).

Other finishers for UCC included Jaesa Ruchti (38th, 20:13.30), Savanna Waters (43rd, 20:29.21), Michel Bartlett (71st, 22:47.34), Rylee Parsons (76th, 23:09.78), Laura Ekada (81st, 24:10.89), Ashanti Potter (92nd, 25:24.59) and Alli Paschall (101st, 29:43.35).

Paesen Timm paced the Umpqua men, finishing 48th in 27:48.06 over 8,000 meters.

The Riverhawks placed ninth in the team standings (246).

Tyler Shea of Northwest Nazarene was the individual winner (25:43.27). Southern Idaho took the team crown (46).

Also running for UCC were Derek O’Connor (66th, 28:49.08), Konrad Raum (69th, 28:57.62), Jaime Mejia-German (86th, 30:09.20), Tucker Clement (95th, 30:42.38), Ben Feslyuk (102nd, 31:24.51), Tristan Wood (107th, 32:06.94) and George Turner (111th, 32:53.71).

UCC will run in the Charles Bowles Invitational on Saturday at Bush Park in Salem.

Tom Eggers can be reached at or 541-957-4220.

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Tom Eggers is the sports editor for The News-Review. He can be reached at or 541-957-4220.

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