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Kaneohe, HI—The Brigham Young University Hawaii men’s cross country team finished in second-place finish today at the UH Big Wave Invitational. The race was dominated by Alaska-Anchorage runners who took the top five spots and seven of the top ten with the Seasiders claiming two top ten positions.
Matthew Belliston covered the 5K course in 16:15 to claim sixth place for BYU-Hawaii and teammate Spencer Deavila ran a 16:20 for ninth place. Daniel Bridge finished 11th in 16:44, Justin Royer took 12th in 16:50, and Nicholas Jones was 16th in 16:58 to round out the team scoring for the Seasiders with a total of 52 points.
Other Seasiders to finish the race included James Clay (17th, 17:08), Yuki Kitihara (20th, 17:21), Jacob Valeriano (21st, 17:33), Matthew Roberts (24th, 18:11), Kaleb Martin (28th, 18:39), and Michael Gulden (31st, 18:50).
Yon Yilma of Alaska-Anchorage finished first in 15:45 as the Seawolves won the team title with a perfect score of 15 points. Hawaii Pacific finished third with 86 points and Chaminade finished with 100.
The Seasiders will compete on September 24th at the BYU-Hawaii Invitational in Laie at 8:00 am.