Ducks Sweep Team Titles at Lewis & Clark
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – In Thursday's season opener, the Women of Oregon swept the top-five spots and the Men of Oregon placed four in the top seven overall on their way to clinching team titles at the Lewis & Clark Opener. Melissa Berry picked up the individual victory for the UO women, finishing just ahead of teammate Harper McClain.
Thursday's race also featured UO debuts for Luke Affolder, Sebastian Barclay, Kendall Martin and men's runner-up Giuliano Scasso. The Lewis & Clark Opener also marked the program's first meet under head coach Jerry Schumacher.
Utilizing the chase format, both races were run concurrently with the men's event (four miles) starting 90 seconds prior to the women's three-mile race.
With Berry and McClain taking the top-two places in 15:39.1 and 15:39.8, respectively, Malia Pivec was the third Duck across the finish line in 15:55.7, and Anika Thompson (16:36.6) and Martin (16:38.4), UO newcomer from Zionsville, Ind., rounded out the top-five sweep.
In the men's race, Scasso—a transfer from Seattle U—was second overall and first among collegians in a time of 19:33.4 with teammate Benjamin Reynolds (19:46.1) followed in third overall. The remainder of the UO men's top five consisted of Luke Affolder (19:51.1), Matthew Erickson (20:03.3), and Sebastian Barclay (21:03.8).
2022 Lewis & Clark Opener | Lake Oswego, Ore.
1. Men of Oregon – 38
2. Giuliano Scasso (1) – 19:33.4
3. Benjamin Reynolds (2) – 19:46.1
5. Luke Affolder (4) – 19:51.1
7. Matthew Erickson (5) – 20:03.3
30. Sebastian Barclay (26) – 21:03.8
1. Women of Oregon - 15
1. Melissa Berry (1) – 15:39.1
2. Harper McClain (2) – 15:39.9
3. Malia Pivec (3) – 15:55.7
4. Anika Thompson (4) – 16:36.6
5. Kendall Martin (5) – 16:38.4
The Men and Women of Oregon return to action Sept. 23 with the Bill Dellinger Invitational at the Pine Ridge Golf Club in Springfield. The men's 8K will go off at 11 a.m. (PT) with the women's 6K to follow at noon.
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