Blackmore earns career-high finish for Southern Oregon XC

October 29, 2016

Kayle Blackmore cross country running

Kayle Blackmore

Kayle Blackmore of Anchorage turned in a sixth-place finish for the Southern Oregon University cross country team at the William Jessup Warrior Invitational in Rocklin, California.

The sophomore ran a 5K time of 18:07 and outkicked a Oregon Tech runner at the finish.

Blackmore, of West High fame, is an All-American with the track team.

Her previous best finish in cross country was 10th place, set twice, most recently earlier this month at the Lewis & Clark Invitational. She was 54th in the same race a year ago.

Last year, she was SOU’s third finisher at the NAIA Championships and 90th place overall as the Raiders placed 14th as a team in Charlotte, N.C.