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Kahaluu, HI—The Brigham Young University Hawaii men’s cross country team opened the season with a second-place finish at the Hawaii Pacific Invitational today. The race was dominated by Alaska-Anchorage runners who took the top five spots and eight of the top ten with the Seasiders claiming the other top ten positions.
Spencer Deavila covered the 8K course in 27:05 to claim sixth place for BYU-Hawaii and teammate Matthew Belliston ran a 27:28 for ninth place. Nicholas Jones finished 12th in 27:36, Daniel Bridge was 13th in 27:46, and Justin Royer took 14th in 27:50 to round out the team scoring for the Seasiders with a total of 54 points.
Other Seasiders to finish the race included Yuki Kitihara (17th, 28:19), Matthew Roberts (21st, 29:20), James Clay (22nd, 29:20), Kaleb Martin (24th, 30:42), and Michael Gulden (27th, 32:31).
Yon Yilma of Alaska-Anchorage finished first in 26:15 as the Seawolves won the team title with a perfect score of 15 points. Hawaii Pacific finished third with 101 points and Chaminade competed with only four runners and did not receive a team score.
The Seasiders will compete on September 10th at the UH Big Wave Invitational in Kaneohe at 7:15 am.