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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - The BYU women's team placed four runners among the top-10 finishers and turned in a team score of 36 points en route to its first West Coast Conference Cross Country Championship Saturday morning at Baylands Park. Portland senior Tansey Lystad seized the individual title, crossing the finish line of the 6K course with a time of 19:40.
Carrie Jube (19:49) finished second overall to lead the Cougars. Andrea Harrison (19:56) was fourth, Makenna Smith (20:04) was sixth while Jennica Redd (20:26) also posted a top-10 finish for BYU, placing ninth overall. McKenzie Weir (20:40) finished 15th overall and earned top freshman accolades.
Portland (57 points) posted a runner-up finish for the third straight season. Anne Luijten (20:20) joined Lystad in the top-10 with an eighth-place showing.
Loyola Marymount (65) posted a third-place finish with two Lions in the top-five. Danielle Shanahan (19:51) was third overall and Grace Graham-Zamudio (20:04) placed fifth.
Five-time defending champion San Francisco (93) finished fourth, while Gonzaga (114) rounded out the top-five teams. Shelby Mills (20:07) was the top finisher for the Bulldogs, crossing the line in seventh place.
BYU head coach Patrick Shane captured WCC Coach of the Year honors.
2014 WCC CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM FINISHES
1. BYU - 36
2. Portland - 57
3. Loyola Marymount - 65
4. San Francisco - 93
5. Gonzaga - 114
6. San Diego - 191
7. Santa Clara - 225
8. Pacific - 236
9. Pepperdine - 237
10. Saint Mary's - 256
2014 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE HONORS
Runner of the Year: Tansey Lystad, Portland
Coach of the Year: Patrick Shane, BYU
Freshman of the Year: McKenzie Weir, BYU
1. Tansey Lystad, Portland - 19:39.1
2. Carrie Jube, BYU - 19:48.7
3. Danielle Shanahan, Loyola Marymount - 19:50.7
4. Andrea Harrison, BYU - 19:55.2
5. Grace Graham-Zamudio, Loyola Marymount - 20:03.2
6. Makenna Smith, BYU - 20:03.8
7. Shelby Mills GONZAGA 20:06.1
8. Anne Luijten, Portland - 20:19.5
9. Jennica Redd, BYU - 20:25.3
10. Amelia A. Evans, Gonzaga - 20:29.2
11. Jana Soethout, San Francisco - 20:31.9
12. Kate Jamboretz, San Francisco - 20:34.9
13. Sanna Mustonen, Portland - 20:35.2
14. Kelli Sugimoto, Loyola Marymount - 20:37.3
15. McKenzie Weir, BYU - 20:39.5