Kendra Pomfret led all UVic Vikes cross country runners with a 40th overall finish at the 41st annual Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 27.
Pomfret ran most of the six-kilometre route in 22:05 with teammate Shauna McInnis just nine seconds back. It paced the women to first overall amongst the 21 non Div. 1 NCAA schools at the meet. The Vikes women would have likely placed around eighth overall amongst the Div. 1 teams, though there was a scoring difference with the number of runners used.
Jackson Bocksnick (24:43) led the Vikes men with a 52nd overall finish, as the Vikes men were fifth amongst non Div. 1 NCAA teams.
– With files from the UVic Vikes
Vike wins Beaver Lake XC race
UVic Vike Matt Noseworthy (16-19) outpaced everyone to win the eighth and final event of The Q Victoria Run Series, an eight-kilometre cross country race at Beaver Lake Park on Saturday (Sept. 27).
Noseworthy, who dit not travel to the Stanford Invitational, finished the spike-friendly course in 28 minutes and 51 seconds. Fellow Vike Derrick Evans (16-19) was second (29:44). Oak Bay High grad Talen Rimmer (16-19) was fourth at 30:49. Lucy Smith ran an even 32 minutes as the top woman (40-49) in the 8-km, averaging exactly four minutes per km.
The race also featured a 4-km route that drew a mix of athletes, won by Campbell River’s Aiden Longcroft-Harris (16-19) in 15:48.