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WCC Cross Country Teams Cap 2012 Campaign at NCAA Championships

Nov. 21, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- BYU's and Portland's men's teams each registered top-12 finishes as the Cougars finished 6th and the Pilots 12th at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky. Loyola Marymount senior Sheree Shea, competing as an individual, completed her season with a 181st place finish.


  • The BYU men finished the 2012 season with a sixth place finish at the NCAA Championships meet. Once again, junior Jared Ward led the Cougars, finishing in 14th place overall with a time 29:33.40. Ward was joined by teammate Tylor Thatcher (34th place/29:58.00) in earning USTFCCCA All-American honors. Juniors Conner Peloquin and Thomas Gruenewald were next across the line for BYU, with sophomore Steve Flint rounding out the Cougars' scoring five. Overall, BYU placed all five scoring runners in the top-106 individually.

  • The Portland men capped their 2012 campaign with a 12th place team finish at the NCAA Championships meet. Sophomore Scott Fauble paced the Pilots, collecting a 26th place individual finish in a time of 29:50.80, good for USTFCCCA All-American honors. Fellow sophomore William Kincaid also turned in a strong performance, finishing in 57th place. Senior Lars Erik Malde, sophomore David Perry and freshman Jacob Smith finished as the remaining scoring runners for the Pilots. Overall, Portland saw all five scoring runners cross the finish line in the top-149 individually.

  • Loyola Marymount senior Sheree Shea completed her season after finishing in 181st place at the NCAA Championships. Shea clocked a time of 21:23.20 on the 6k course in her first NCAA Championships appearance.

  • Several teams look ahead to strong rosters in 2013 as the BYU men return all five NCAA Championship scoring runners from the 2012, while the Portland men return four of five NCAA scoring runners from the 2012 season. LMU senior Sheree Shea will also return in 2013, as she currently has one year of cross country eligibility remaining.