Foresters Run Well at Brissman/Lundeen Invitational

Photos by Manisha Kumar
Photos by Manisha Kumar

Junior Yareli Guajardo, freshman Madeline Morland, and senior Philip Wilson posted times that rank among the fastest in program history on Friday at Augustana College's Brissman/Lundeen Invitational.

Guajardo was the Foresters' top runner on the women's side, completing the 6-kilometer course at Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Illinois, in just 22:51.4. It was the sixth-best time in school history and good for ninth place out of 240 runners in the race. Morland was just 10 places behind Guajardo and her 23:08.9 ranks 13th in team annals. Sophomore Ellen Szostak was 57th in 24:16.7 and senior Ariane Balaram 89th with a time of 24:59.5. Junior Audrey Paglia rounded out the Foresters' top five in 95th place with a time of 25:03.6.

The University of Chicago ran away with the women's team title, accumulating just 36 points to runner-up Elmhurst College's 125. Lake Forest's 220 points ranked eighth out of the 18 teams at the meet.

Wilson was 33rd out of 320 finishers in the men's 8-kilometer race and his time of 26:21.4 ranks 24th in team history. Sophomore Christian Reyes was next on the squad in 56th place with a time of 26:50.5 and senior Dillon Rice was 121st in 27:57.3. The Foresters' fourth and fifth runners were senior Aiden Pratt 29:38.9 and freshman Lionel Whitehead in 32:32.2.

Chicago also won the men's competition with a perfect score of 15 points. Lake Forest was 14th in the 23-team field.

The next meet for the Foresters will be the UW-Oshkosh Kollege Town Sports Invitational on Saturday, October 19.