Oct. 13, 2009
|2009 WCC MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY|
Three weeks still remain before the 2009 WCC Cross Country Championships take place on October 31st, where all 16 WCC squads will compete for the conference crown. So far, various WCC squads have put up strong showings this season, proving they will be forces to be reckoned with at the Championships.
The Portland men, who were chosen to take first at the Championships in the WCC preseason coaches poll, continue to run strong this season, remaining at No.8 in the national rankings since the preseason polls. The Pilots are also ranked in the West region at No. 3, along with No. 13-ranked San Francisco. On the women's side, Loyola Marymount and San Francisco have also risen into the West regional rankings with the Lions at No. 7 and the Dons at No. 9.
In addition to strong performances by ranked WCC teams, first place finishes were seen by the Gonzaga men (West Coast Preview Meet - Sept. 11) and women (Erik Anderson Invite - Sept. 26), the Pepperdine men and women (Cal State Bakersfield Invite - Sept. 26), and the Portland women (West Coast Preview Meet - Sept. 11). The Loyola Marymount men also had a decent showing at the Stanford Invitational on September 26th, finishing seventh out of a 18-team field that featured top-ranked Stanford, California, and UC Davis.
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