Evergreen Runs Well at Beaver Classic

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Running for the final time before the 2012 Cascade Conference Championships, the Evergreen Geoducks put together a strong performance at the Beaver Classic on Friday evening at Avery Park in Corvallis, Ore.

The Geoduck women were led by freshman Jamie Cummins (Lopez Island, Wash./Lopez HS), who took 45th with a time of 23:52 over the six-kilometer course.  Senior Ashley DiCristina (Prescott, Ariz./Brandshaw Mountain HS) took 96th, running an even 30:00 on the race.  Lindsay Allen of Nike Oregon won the race with a time of 21:36 while the University of Victoria took the team title with 22 points to finish 39 points ahead of University of Portland.

On the men’s side, Evergreen was led yet again by sophomore Aaron Jones (San Bruno, Calif./Capuchino HS), who finished 95th with a time of 27:48.  Les Jones (Tacoma, Wash./Mt. Tahoma HS) took 105th with a mark of 28:14 while brother Wes Jones (Tacoma, Wash./Mt. Tahoma HS) finished in 124th with a time of 29:15.  Zephyr Forest (Fairfax, Calif./Sir Francis Drake HS) took 142nd in a time of 32:44 while Drew Hawley (SeaTac, Wash./Mt. Rainier HS) was next across the line, taking 143rd in a time of 33:00.

As a team, the Geoduck men took 14th.  The eight-kilometer race was won by Matthew Clowes in a time of 24:22.  University of Victoria earned the men’s title as well, securing 34 points to finish 13 points ahead of second-place Southern Oregon.

Evergreen will have next weekend off before heading back down to Oregon on Nov. 3 for the 2012 Cascade Conference Championships, hosted by Warner Pacific College.

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