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All 19 WCC XC Programs Set to Compete in NCAA Regionals

No. 3 BYU men, No. 24 BYU women headline WCC’s Mountain Regional entries; No. 30 Gonzaga women represent in West Regional

NCAA WEST REGIONAL CENTRAL | PREVIEW | LIVE SCORING

NCAA MOUNTAIN REGIONAL CENTRAL | MEN’S PREVIEW | WOMEN'S PREVIEW | LIVE SCORING

2015 WCC MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP | 2015 WCC WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP


SAN BRUNO, Calif. – All 19 West Coast Conference teams will compete in the 2015 NCAA Cross Country Regionals Friday, November 13. Seventeen WCC programs will make a showing in Seattle, Wash. at Jefferson Park Golf Course. The two remaining teams, representing BYU, will compete in Albuquerque, N.M. at The University of New Mexico North golf course.


The 2015 WCC Champions, No. 3 BYU men, and No. 24 BYU women will look to represent at the Mountain Regional. Gonzaga women, No. 30, are looking to make a strong showing at the West Regional in their first season as a nationally ranked team.

  

STARTING GUN – WEST REGIONAL: 12:00 PM (PT) – Women 6k; 1:00 PM – Men 10k

STARTING GUN – MOUNTAIN REGIONAL: 12:00 PM (MT) - Women 6k; 1:00 PM – Men 10k

 

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Unlike the 2015 West Coast Conference Cross Country Championships, neither NCAA Regional will feature a live video stream. The WCC broadcast its fifth consecutive cross-country championship in 2015 on its official digital platform, TheW.tv.

 

WCC IN THE WEST REGIONAL:

(Programs and student-athletes in bold will compete in the NCAA West Regional)

MEN

Team: 1. BYU-17; 2. Portland – 66; 3. Gonzaga-83; 4. San Francisco-116; 5. Saint Mary’s-146; 6. Loyola Marymount-151; 7. Santa Clara-181; 8. Pepperdine-240; 9. San Diego-267.


Individual Leaders: 1. Aaron Fletcher-BYU; 2. Nicolas Montanez-BU; 3. Dallin Farnsworth-BYU; 4. Alex Short-USF; 5. Dallin Taylor-BYU; 6. Connor McMillan-BYU; 7. Dylan Shawhan-BYU; 8. Mitchell Briggs-BYU; 9. Troy Fraley-Gonzaga; 10. Matt Leach-USF

 

WOMEN

Team: 1. Gonzaga-59*; 2. BYU-59; 3. San Francisco-64; 4. Loyola Marymount-95; 5. Portland-96; 6. Santa Clara-159; 7. San Diego-199; 8. Saint Mary’s 236; 9. Pacific-251; 10. Pepperdine-256

*Gonzaga won the team championship via the NCAA tiebreaker protocol

 

Individual Leaders: 1. Shelby Mills-Gonzaga; 2. Danielle Shanahan,- Loyola Marymount; 3. Jessica Mildes-Gonzaga; 4. Elena Burkhardt-San Francisco; 5. Weronika Pyzik-San Francisco; 6. Lauren Larocco-Portland; 7. Jordan Thurston-Gonzaga; 8. Charlotte Taylor-San Francisco; 9. Jennica Redd-BYU; 10. Alice Jensen-BYU

 

WCC IN THE MOUNTAIN REGIONAL

(Programs and student-athletes in bold will compete in the NCAA Mountain Regional)

MEN

Team: 1. BYU-17; 2. Portland – 66; 3. Gonzaga-83; 4. San Francisco-116; 5. Saint Mary’s-146; 6. Loyola Marymount-151; 7. Santa Clara-181; 8. Pepperdine-240; 9. San Diego-267.

 

Individual Leaders: 1. Aaron Fletcher-BYU; 2. Nicolas Montanez-BYU; 3. Dallin Farnsworth-BYU; 4. Alex Short-USF; 5. Dallin Taylor-BYU; 6. Connor McMillan-BYU; 7. Dylan Shawhan-BYU; 8. Mitchell Briggs-BYU; 9. Troy Fraley-Gonzaga; 10. Matt Leach-USF


WOMEN

TEAM: 1. Gonzaga-59*; 2. BYU-59; 3. San Francisco-64; 4. Loyola Marymount-95; 5. Portland-96; 6. Santa Clara-159; 7. San Diego-199; 8. Saint Mary’s 236; 9. Pacific-251; 10. Pepperdine-256

*Gonzaga won the team championship via the NCAA tiebreaker protocol

 

Individual leaders: 1. Shelby Mills-Gonzaga; 2. Danielle Shanahan,- Loyola Marymount; 3. Jessica Mildes-Gonzaga; 4. Elena Burkhardt-San Francisco; 5. Weronika Pyzik-San Francisco; 6. Lauren Larocco-Portland; 7. Jordan Thurston-Gonzaga; 8. Charlotte Taylor-San Francisco; 9. Jennica Redd-BYU; 10. Alice Jensen-BYU

 

ABOUT NCAA CROSS COUNTRY REGIONALS: The top two teams in each of the men’s and women’s races, as well as the top four individuals not on those teams (as long as they place in the top 25) will earn passage to the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Kentucky on November 21, 2015.

 

These meets are among nine regionals across the country that will automatically qualify 18 teams and 36 individuals for each gender. In addition, 13 teams and two individuals will be selected at-large by an NCAA subcommittee on Saturday.