Vancouver, WA (11.22.2019): On a sunny morning in Vancouver, Washington; Elias Soto and Uriah Aili took on the field at the NAIA National Championship. Aili would lead the Lakers with a 201st finish and Soto would finish in 241st place.
How it Happened: In their first ever appearance at the NAIA National Championship Aili and Soto made their mark on the field. On a very difficult course that featured eight hills throughout the course; Aili finished in 27:10 and Soto in 27:37. "These two ran really well on the difficult course; these two finished in the middle of all Freshman in the race which is truly impressive," said Coach Tiberg. Coach Tiberg was happy with Soto and Aili's seasons; " These two have really taken it upon themselves to start the building process for this program. These are some of our pillars and excited to see these runners use this experience and continue to develop into the runners I know they will be."
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