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2010 WCC Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 30

Oct. 27, 2010

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The West Coast Conference Cross Country Championships are just days away, and all eight WCC teams will run together for the first time this season on Saturday, October 30th at the Crystal Springs Course in Belmont, CA.



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Portland men stay put at #15 in the national rankings, USF women remain ranked 26th nationally
The West Coast Conference Cross Country Championships are just days away, and all eight WCC teams will run together for the first time this season on Saturday, October 30th at the Crystal Springs Course in Belmont, CA.

2010 WCC Preseason All-Conference Teams
In addition to a preseason poll, the WCC head coaches were also asked to submit a preseason all-conference team. Below is the list of players named to the 2010 WCC preseason all-conference team.

2010 Preseason Men's All-Conference Team
Alfred Kipchumba, Portland
Chris Boyle, Gonzaga University
Chris Sampson, Santa Clara University
Ganbileg Bor, University of San Francisco
Jared Bassett, University of Portland
Lars Erik Malde, University of Portland
Matthew Frerker, University of Portland
Robbie Reid, Santa Clara University
Sterling Lockert, Loyola Marymount University
Trevor Dunbar, University of Portland

2010 Preseason Women's All-Conference Team
Chelsea Wishard, Pepperdine University
Eva Krchova, University of Portland
Heather Zytkewicz, University of San Francisco
Hillary Kigar, University of San Francisco
Lyndy Davis, University of Portland
Mary Reynolds, Santa Clara University
Nicole Bowler, University of San Francisco
Sheree Shea, Loyola Marymount University
Stephanie Wilson, Santa Clara University
Tara Erdmann, Loyola Marymount University


WCC TEAM NOTES

SCHOOL TEAM NOTES
  • Junior Chris Boyle set the pace in winning the men's race and senior captain Laura Volcheff led a strong women's contingent as Gonzaga got their final tune-ups prior to the WCC Championships at the Inland Northwest Challenge on October 16th.

  • Boyle covered the 8K Eastern Washington University layout in 24:35.6 for a nine-second victory over Nicol Scott of the University of Calgary. Freshman Willie Milan finished 10th overall by running the course in 18:52.9, solidifying a roster spot for the WCC Championships.

  • Volcheff finished sixth in the women's 5K in 18:31.2 to help the women to a second-place finish. The Bulldogs finished with 63 points. Redshirt freshman Emily Thomas finished 10th overall for the women and crossed the finish line 18:52.9.

  • The Bulldogs will spend the next few days preparing for the WCC Championships in Belmont, CA on Saturday.

  • LMU ran at the Titan Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton last Friday. The women took second place as a team led by sophomoresJessica Mumaugh and Caroline Draper over a 5k distance while the men took fourth overall for the 8k race.

  • Mumaugh placed 11th overall with a time of 18:06, which was a season best for her. LMU's runners one through five were separated by less than 60 seconds, with sophomore Jillian Jaccard rounding out the top five for the Lions with a time of 19:02.

  • The men were led by sophomore Greg Innes, who crossed the finish line at 25:43, good for 32nd overall. Innes surpassed his career-best 8k time by over ten seconds.

  • Next up the Lions will race at the Conference Championships in Belmont, CA on Saturday.

  • Five members of the Pepperdine women's cross country team competed Friday night at the 5K Titan Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton, representing head coach Robert Radnoti's smallest roster for a race this season. They placed 10th overall.

  • Junior Courtney Rolando paced the Waves with a season-best time of 19:14.3 on the flat-and-fast campus-based course. She was followed by junior Elizabeth Coe (19:53.2), senior Mary Stutzman (20:15.0), and freshmen Sarah Attar (20:16.4) and Makenzie Taylor (20:20.3).

  • Junior Lauren Lodge won Santa Clara's Bronco 5K Invitational on October 16th with a personal best time of 16:50.4 in her final tune-up before the WCC Championships.

  • The Waves will next race at the WCC Championships in Belmont, CA on Saturday, October 30th.

  • The University of Portland men's and women's cross country `B' teams raced at the 2010 Beaver Classic on Saturday at Avery Park in Corvallis, OR. The women finished second and the men finished 11th.

  • Redshirt sophomore Marit Tegelaar dominated the women's 6k in a time of 21:17 which was 30 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. She was followed by freshman Melissa Hastings, who finished in 21:59.

  • The Pilots men were paced by sophomore Brendan Ralph, who crossed the finish line at 25:17. Sophomore Lars Erik Malde was just one second behind Ralph.

  • Both programs are gearing up for the West Coast Conference Championships next Saturday, October 30th at the Crystal Springs Course in Belmont, California. The women's 6k is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM followed by the men's 8k at 9:45 AM.

  • The Saint Mary's men and women both competed at the Bronco Invitational hosted by Santa Clara on Saturday, October 16th at theBaylands Regional Course. The women placed 13th in the 5K, while the men placed 17th in the 8K.

  • On the men's side, junior Robb Van Wyck shattered his personal best by over 30 seconds, eclipsing the 25-minute barrier for the first time and clocking the second fastest time in school history and fastest ever for a junior, finishing 45th overall with a time of 24:57.2.

  • The women had an overall team time of 18:19 to beat the previous school record by roughly 40 seconds per runner. Senior Tess Descher tied the school record for a 5K race with her 17:42 performance, finishing 23rd overall.

  • Saint Mary's returns to action in two weeks at the WCC Championships at the Crystal Springs Course in Belmont, CA on October 30th.

  • San Diego joined LMU and Pepperdine at the Titan Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton last Friday. The women placed ninth in their final tune-up before the WCC Championships, while the men ran individually.

  • Freshman Christen Collins paced the Toreros with a time of 18:51.4, placing her 29th overall. She was followed by sophomore Mackenzie Entrikin, who finished 59th overall with a time of 19:41.4.

  • The men were led by junior John Maheu, who crossed the finish line in a time of 26:23.2 and placed 51st overall. He was followed by freshman Kevin Finnegan in 27:00.8, sophomore Jacob Bruce at 28:20.2 and freshman Rudy Mendoza at 28:34.9.

  • The Toreros will next race at the WCC Championships in Belmont, CA on Saturday, October 30th.

  • The #26 University of San Francisco women put together an impressive sixth-place finish at the NCAA Pre-Nationals on Saturday, October 16th in Terre Haute, IN. Sophomore Eva Krchova led USF with a 39th-place finish in 21:05.8, while freshman Jana Stolting was close behind in 21:10.9 for a 42nd-place finish.

  • Senior Nicole Bowler crossed the line in 21:30.4 for 64th, while sophomore Chloe Treleven and freshman Maor Tiyouri finished back-to-back in 21:42.6 and 21:42.9.

  • Freshman Jose Madera finished 11th in the Bronco Invitational 8K race in Sunnyvale, CA with a time of 24:17.3, breaking the school record he set two weeks ago at the Stanford Invitational by 13 seconds. The Dons finished fourth out of 19 teams.

  • The men's and women's team will both be back in action on Saturday at the WCC Championships in Belmont, CA.

  • Junior Meghan McNamara paced the Broncos women to a first place finish at the 23rd annual San Francisco State Invitational on Friday at Golden Gate Park.

  • The Bronco women placed all five scorers in the top 20 with a 33 second spread. McNamara finished in seventh place with a time of 22:59 for the 6k race. She was followed closely by freshman Allie Sibole, who also ran 22:59. Sophomore Hayley Ney placed 11th in 23:03. Rounding out the scoring was sophomore Carey Parker in 13th and junior Nicole Giove in 19th.

  • The men were led by junior Matt Wagner, who ran the course in a time of 26:46.

  • Santa Clara will host the Bronco Invitational on Saturday, October 16th in Sunnyvale, CA at Baylands Regional Park.