Muddy conditions welcome UCC Cross Country

Muddy conditions welcome UCC Cross Country

The Umpqua Community College Cross Country teams competed in the Warner Pacific XC Classic at Lents Park in Portland, OR. The men contested the 8k at 9:00am followed by the women's 5k at 9:45am. Running in waterlogged ground which quickly turned into mud, the RiverHawk men placed ninth out of eleven teams with the women finishing in ninth of ten teams.   "We didn't come prepared for the mud," said Coach King. "We didn't race in spikes and that's my fault, next time we will be ready for conditions like this." 

Pacing the men again was Paesen Timm, he crossed the line in 70th place in a time of 28:13. The next three men crossed in quick succession with Derek O'Connor (82nd/28:54), Konrad Raum (88th/29:07), and Jaime Meija-German (95th/29:24). Rounding out the top scoring five was Tucker Clement (110th/30:20). "Tucker had a great day," said Coach King. "He was the only athlete to set a personal record today, which is impressive considering the mud out there."

Leading the RiverHawk women was Jasmine Lake (43rd/20:38) followed by Jaesa Ruchti (66th/21:37) and Savanna Waters (67th/21:39). Rounding out the top five were Rylee Parsons (90th/22:53) and Michel Bartlett (91st/22:59). "Rylee and Michel are really starting to step up," said Coach King. "This will be very important as we move into championship racing season."


UCC Women

43. Jasmine Lake 20:38

66. Jaesa Ruchti  21:37

67. Savanna Waters  21:39

90. Rylee Parsons 22:53

91. Michel Bartlett 22:59

106. Ashanti Potter 25:24

112. Faith Highwood 27:23

115.  Alli Paschall 28:41


70. Paesen Timm 28:13

82. Derek O'Connor 28:54

88. Konrad Raum 29:07

95. Jaime Meija-German 29:24

110. Tucker Clement 30:20

121. Tristan Wood 31:11

130. George Turner 33:18