LACEY, Wash. – Led by sophomore Aaron Jones (San Bruno, Calif./Capuchino HS), the Evergreen Geoducks made the short trip to Lacey, Wash. to take part in the Saint Martin’s Invitational on Saturday morning on the campus of Saint Martin’s University.
Jones finished the primarily NCAA Division II race in 49th place, just behind Isaac Lammers of Alaska Fairbanks. Les Jones (Tacoma, Wash./Mt. Tahoma HS) was the next Geoduck across the line, taking 59th with a time of 29:47.30. Alec Messman (Lacey, Wash./River Ridge HS) took 60th in his hometown, finished the eight-kilometer course in 29:56.59.
Ryan Cassidy of University of Victoria won the men’s race with a time of 25:40.75, holding off teammate Forrest Simpson by nearly five seconds.
On the women’s side, Jamie Cummins (Lopez Island, Wash./Lopez Island HS) took 29th in the six-kilometer race, securing a time of 25:17.14. Ashley DiCristina (Prescott, Ariz./Brandshaw Mountain HS) took 48th to open up her season with a time of 31:18.14 while Allison Zoe Schneider (Longview, Wash./R.A. Long HS) took 50th with a time of 34:20.74.
Ruth Perkins of Club Northwest won the women’s race with a time of 22:07.39.
The Geoducks will head to Salem, Ore. next weekend as they take part in the Charles Bowles Invitational, hosted by Willamette University.