Nov. 20, 2011
TERRA HAUTE, Ind.-- - BYU and San Francisco represented the West Coast Conference at the 2011 Division I NCAA Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terra Haute, Ind. USF finished 25th, while the Cougars placed 28th. BYU senior Morgan Haws who finished 14th overall in the 6K with a time of 19:59 to earn All-American status.
Loyola Marymount redshirt-senior Tara Erdmann ran a personal best time of 19:51.3 to earn All-American status along with Haws. Erdmann's 10th-place finish was 10 seconds behind the winner, Sheila Reid from Villanova. San Francisco junior Laura Suur was the third WCC runner to be named an All-American by the USTFCCCA.
San Francisco was led by Suur and Sophie Curl, who finished the 6K in 21:10 for an 87th-place finish. Junior Chloe Treleven finished 117th in 21:24 followed by Sophomore Maor Tiyouri in 21:26 at 124th. Rounding out USF's seven were junior Alice Baker in 22:02 (177th), junior Hayle Niles in 22:33 (203rd) and redshirt-sophomore Mary Sandri in 23:35 (215th).
BYU finished 28th overall at nationals after receiving an at-large bid to participate in the championships.
Junior Stephanie Jensen-Bills, senior Katy Andrews and freshman Sarah Darby finished within .02 from each other with Jensen-Bills and Andrews finishing with a time of 21:43 and Darby coming in at 21:45. Junior Rachel Lange-Schmutz rounded out BYU's top five with a time of 22:08.
-Courtesy of BYU, LMU, USF Athletics