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Portland Athletics | October 27, 2013

Portland is led by redshirt junior for first place finish

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Portland placed first at the Beaver Classic on Friday evening. Redshirt junior Stephen Kersh led the Pilot men and used a late kick to secure a fourth overall finish in 24:53 for the 8-kilometer course.

Kersh and teammate Timo Goehler ran most of the race in tandem and Goehler crossed the line in 25:01, eighth overall and the second Pilot. Following Goehler was redshirt freshman Alex Bowns (11th, 25:14), redshirt freshman Griffin Hay (14th, 25:21), and redshirt junior Connor Whan (20th, 25:34) was the final scorer for the team. With a final team score of 34 points, the Pilots bested Southern Oregon University, currently ranked sixth in the nation for NIAA, by four points.

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