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WCC Cross Country Notes

Nov. 10, 2010

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WCC schools preparing for NCAA West Regionals this weekend in Springfield, OR
The University of Portland captured its 32nd consecutive West Coast Conference Men's Cross Country Championship by narrowly defeating the University of San Francisco, while the USF women made it back-to-back West Coast Conference Championships at the Crystal Springs Course.

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


  • Junior Chris Boyle earned his second straight All-WCC honor on Saturday, October 30th, finishing fourth in the WCC Championships at Crystal Springs Course in Belmont, CA.

  • The Bulldog men replicated their fifth-place finish of a year ago and the Bulldog women improved one spot to fifth.

  • Senior Laura Volcheff was the top Bulldog woman, finishing 20th in 21:58 for her first career sub-22 minute 6K.

  • Boyle will represent the Bulldogs at the NCAA West Regionals this Saturday in Springfield, OR against some of the nation's best.

  • Redshirt junior Tara Erdmann turned in a course record 6K performance to win the individual title at the WCC Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 30th.

  • The men finished fourth overall at the WCC Championships with 97 points. Freshman Weston Strum led the Lions with a top ten finish in 25:30.

  • The LMU women will run at the NCAA West Regionals on Saturday in Springfield, OR. Along with Erdmann, the LMU women will be feature freshmen Alyssa Bellia and Brittnie Munoz; sophomores Jessica Mumaugh and Sheree Shea; junior Brieanna Delaney, and senior Cynthia Chaidez.

  • The Lions' men will join the women at the NCAA West Regionals on Saturday. Their runners are: freshmen Drew Dalton and Weston Strum; sophomores Greg Innes, Sterling Lockert and Tyre Johnson; redshirt sophomore Philip Benavides, and redshirt junior Connor Pastoor.

  • Senior Chelsea Wishard and junior Lauren Lodge placed second and fifth, respectively, at the WCC Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 30th.

  • Wishard's runner-up showing is the best of her career at WCCs following consecutive bronze-medal performances as a sophomore (2008) and junior (2009). After placing 17th as a freshman and 25th as a junior, Lodge made her first All-WCC team with a fifth-place time of 20:59.

  • Pepperdine's men's team placed eighth with 226 points with senior Seth Allison leading the Waves to the finish line for the fifth time in six races. Allison completed the 8K course in 27:28.

  • The same seven that ran for the women in Belmont will represent the Waves at the NCAA West Regionals in Springfield, OR on Saturday. Running with Lodge and Wishard will be freshman Adie Davis, juniors Paige Mobley, Emily Branch, Hannah Dewalt, and Aneasha Lawrence.

  • The Portland men's cross country team captured its 32nd consecutive WCC Championship in Belmont, CA on Saturday, October 30th.

  • The Pilots men posted a team score of 36 and graduate student Craig Hopkins won the individual title. The Portland women claimed runner-up honors at the 2010 WCC Cross Country Championships in the 6k race.

  • Seven Pilots men will run at the NCAA West Regionals in Springfield, OR on Saturday morning, including Hopkins, redshirt freshman Aaron Scott, sophomores Trevor Dunbar and Lars Erik Malde; junior Alfred Kipchumba, redshirt junior Matthew Frerker and redshirt senior Peter Christmas.

  • The women will be represented by freshman Natasha Verma, redshirt freshman Kellie Houser, redshirt sophomore Marit Tegelaar, junior Lyndy Davis, redshirt seniors Natalie Hemphill and Dana Morgan; and senior Theresa Hailey.

  • Four Saint Mary's women's runners competed at the Doc Adams Invitational hosted by UC Davis at the Putah Creek Reserve Course on Saturday. Sophomore Erin Burke led the way for the Gaels, placing 39th with a time of 24:32 in the 6K race.

  • The Gaels' men finished seventh and the women finished eighth at the WCC Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 30th. Junior Robb Van Wyck ran the 4th fastest time in school history with a time of 25:59. Sophomore Rosie Smith set a new school record with a time of 22:34.

  • The Gaels will send six men and seven women to the NCAA West Regionals in Springfield, OR on Saturday. In addition to Van Wyck, the men will run freshman Chris Garcia, sophomores Jordan Lerma and Antonio Venegas; junior James Hayes and senior Bradley Alban.

  • Along with Smith, the women will send freshmen Maria Ahlqvist, Alex Choy and Alicia Doohan; sophomore Elizandra Obando, junior Natalia Sojka and senior Tess Descher.

  • The San Diego men finished in sixth place with 146 points on the day at the West Coast Conference Championships on Saturday, October 30th. The women raced to a seventh place finish.

  • The women were led by sophomore Kristy Koenes who took 13th place overall in the 6k race. Koenes was also named to the WCC Honorable Mention list.

  • Sophomore Chris Flaherty paced the men with an 8th place finish overall in 25:28. Flaherty's top-ten finish earned him a spot on the 2010 West Coast Conference Men's Cross Country All-Conference Team.

  • Senior Willie Schefer finished close behind Flaherty with a time of 26:12. Following Koenes was freshman Gillian Gorelik in 22:58.

  • The University of San Francisco women won the Doc Adams Open and junior Michael Barnes ran the fourth fastest 8k time in school history 24:35) on Saturday afternoon at Putah Creek Reserve in Davis, CA.

  • The USF women won its second consecutive WCC Championship on Saturday, October 30th at the Crystal Springs Course in Belmont, CA. Freshman Jana Stolting paced the Dons in 20:54, good for a fourth place finish.

  • The San Francisco men were narrowly edged out by Portland at the WCC Cross Country Championships. Freshman Jose Madera finished in second place with a time of 25:03 and was also named the WCC Cross Country Freshman of the Year.

  • The USF men and women will run at the NCAA West Regionals on Saturday in Springfield, OR. Both teams will send the same seven that ran at the WCC Championships plus one more: sophomore Alice Baker for the women and junior Michael Barnes for the men.

  • The Santa Clara women were third at the Doc Adams Invitational on Saturday with 68 points at UC Davis.

  • The men finished third at the 2010 WCC Cross Country Championships at the Crystal Springs course and the women were fourth on Saturday, October 30th.

  • On the women's side, senior Stephanie Wilson finished seventh, collecting All-WCC honors. On the men's side, freshman Ben Demaree's 11th place finish and junior Austin Jones' 13th place finish helped both earn All-WCC honors as well.

  • The Santa Clara women will run at the NCAA West Regionals on Saturday in Springfield, OR and they will be represented by freshmen Erin Hicks and Allie Sibole; sophomores Hayley Ney, Carey Parker and Mary Reynolds; juniors Nicole Giove, Erin McCarthy, and Megan McNamara; and senior Stephanie Wilson.