SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Two teams and four individuals will represent the West Coast Conference in the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championships Saturday, November 22. Indiana State will host the championships at the Wabash Calley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. The women's 6K race starts at 9:00 a.m. PT and the men's 10k will start at approximately 10 a.m.
In the women's 6k race, the WCC will have the conference individual champion Tansey Lystad (Portland), as well as two addition top-five conference championship finishers - Andrea Harrison (BYU) and Carrie Jube (BYU) - running as individual selections.
In the men's 10k race, conference champions No. 7 Portland and No. 15 BYU will compete in the NCAA Championship as teams. Also, Jose Madera (USF) will run in the men's 10k as an individual selection.
2014 NCAA CROSS COUNTRY NATIONALS RACE DETAILS
LOCATION - The LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center. Hosted by Indiana State in Terre Haute, Indiana.
STARTING GUN WOMEN'S 6K: 9:00 A.M. PT
STARTING GUN MEN'S 10K: 10:00 A.M. PT
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Webcast on NCAA.com
WCC PARTICIPANTING TEAMS
Portland Men's Team - Ranked No. 7 in the country, the 2014 West Coast Conference Champions were an automatic qualifying team for the NCAA Championship. In the WCC Championship, Portland was led by three seniors, David Perry, Scott Fauble, and Reid Buchanon, who all placed in the top five, helping the Pilots bring home the title. This will be the University of Portland's 17th appearance in the NCAA Championship. Their best finish occurred in last year's championship with the Pilots placing seventh overall.
BYU Men's Team - The Cougars were selected as an at-large team to compete in this year's NCAA Championship after having three individuals place in the top 25 and overall finishing third in the Mountain Region Cross Country Championship on November 14. Ranked No. 15 in the country, BYU will participate in the NCAA Championship for the school's 31st time. Last year, the Cougars placed in the top-five, finishing fourth overall with a total score of 267.
WCC INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANTS
Andrea Harrison - Brigham Young University
6k WCC Championship Results: 19:55.2, 4th overall
6k Mountain Region Championship Results: 21:07.5, 4th overall
Carrie Jube - Brigham Young University
6k WCC Championship Results: 19:48.7, 2nd overall
6k Mountain Region Championship Results: 21:10.0, 5th overall
Tansey Lystad - University of Portland
6k WCC Championship Results: 19:39.1, 1st overall
6k West Region Championship Results: 20:08.1, 6th overall
Jose Madera - University of San Francisco
8k WCC Championship Results: 23:36.3, 9th overall
10k West Region Championship Results: 29:51.0, 12th overall