For the third straight year, Sarah Inglis finished atop the podium at the Western Washington Classic.
The Trinity Western University cross-country runner also set a new course record in winning the race on Saturday at Bellingham’s East Lake Padden Park.
She finished the six-km event in 20:47, bettering her own 2014 course record by five seconds.
And Inglis was one of three Spartan runners to place in the top five as TWU won the team title as well.
Regan Yee and Lisa Brooking finished fourth and fifth, respectively, both clocking in at 21:24. Mirelle Martens was 13th and Hannah Ryan was 34th to give TWU the team title with 48 points.
And in the men’s race, TWU’s Declan White finished second at the Classic.
He completed the 10-km race in 31:05, just five seconds behind Alaska Anchorage’s Henry Cheseto.
The Spartans finished third as a team with White, Blair Johnston (11th), Joel De Schiffart (12th), Caleb De Jong (27th) and Levi Neufeld (32nd) combining for 82 points.
The women’s team is currently ranked second in the country, while the men are third, as they prepare for the B.C. provincial championships on Oct. 24 in Nanaimo.