MONMOUTH — The Oregon cross country teams opened the season Friday only one place away from a perfect score for both teams at the Ash Creek Invitational.
On the same course where the Pac-12 championships will be later this season, the Oregon men had the top six finishers in the 6K race to score 15 points. In the women's 4K meet, Oregon had the top four finishers and seven of the top eight finishers to score 16 points.
Lane was second in the men's meet with 98 points to 129 for third-place George Fox. Northwest Christian was seventh in the 15-team field with 199 points.
Western Oregon was second in the women's meet with 90 points. Lane was fifth with 139 and Northwest Christian seventh in the 12-team field with 196 points.
Lucky Schreiner was the men's individual champ for Oregon in 17 minutes, 52.3 seconds, just over a half-second ahead of teammate Jackson Mestler (17:52.9). Following those two for the Ducks were Noah Affolder in third, Carter Christman in fourth, Charlie Hunter in fifth and Reed Brown in sixth.
Susan Ejore led the Oregon women with her individual win in 14:27.4, followed by teammates Taylor Chiotti (second in 14:31.7), Moira O'Shea (third in 14:33.3) and Philippa Bowden (fourth in 14:41.7).
Northwest Christian's Anika Rasubala, the defending NAIA national steeplechase champion on the track, was fourth in 15:13.6, followed by Oregon's Caramia Mestler, Carly Kleefeld and Francesca Ierulli.
Lane's Jazmin Chavez, a freshman from Marshfield High School, was 14th in 15:47.8.
Daniel Beckstead was 16th for the Lane men in 18:54.1. Jacob Truitt's 21st-place finish in 19:18.6 led NCU.