Neither CU squad featured its top-seven runners that competed last weekend in Oregon at the Charles Bowles Invitational.
The Bluejay men finished with a score of 312 and the women had a team score of 340. Nebraska Omaha was the top women's team with a score of 38. Dordt College finished second with a 68 and Doane (107) came in third. Sioux Falls won the men's team title with a score of 27. Morningside College (61) completed the 8k race second and Concordia (65) placed third.
Amanda Vorthmann of Nebraska Omaha won the women's title with a time of 17:12. Billy Brockmueller of Sioux Falls finished first in the men's race with a time of 25:07.
For the Bluejay women Lauren Hintz led the way. The junior finished the 5k race 67th with a time of 20:06. Freshman Jessica Diaz finished 75th with a 20:22 clip. Sophomore Katie Huyck and senior Izzy Squires finished 105th and 106th respectively with identical times of 21:01.
CU freshmen Katy Kambhu (118th, 21:29) and Victoria Banks (139th, 22:09) also competed in the Invite.
The Bluejay men fielded an all-freshman squad led by Sam Weil, who finished 65th with a time of 27:19. Christopher Kokotajlo finished second for the Jays. The San Antonio native finished 74th with a time of 27:33. Just four spots and four seconds behind Kokotajlo was Liam Powers. Daniel Poston's time of 27:55 was good enough for 90th place. Mike Boes (142nd, 29:52) also finished the 8k race.
It will be another short turn around for the Jays as they compete this upcoming Friday, Oct. 12 at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill.