Congratulations to Zach Ayers, a senior at Davis (SJ), the top vote-getter in our final XC Runner of the Week poll of the season! Check out all previous winners
Oregon junior wins the regional title; freshman Sadie Engelhardt leads five CA girls onto West Region team heading to San Diego for Eastbay Cross Country Nats.
Four boys each from Oregon (led by regional champion Tyrone Gorze) and California, are among the 10 who will represent the West at the Eastbay National XC Nats.
Congratulations to last week's winner, Brynn Garcia of JSerra (SS)! This week's poll closes Friday at 9:01 pm.
Congratulations to last week's winner, Sean Morello of Albany (NC)! This week's poll closes Friday at 9:01 pm.
Tyrone was the fastest boy on the course, running the new 5K layout at Mt. SAC in a course-record time of 15:10.
Aishling, a junior at Peninsula (SS), placed ninth in qualifying for the Eastbay National Championships in San Diego.
Caleb, a senior at Tualatin HS, placed ninth in 15:24 to qualify for the Eastbay National Championships in San Diego.
Kate, a junior, was the fastest girl on the new 5K Mt. SAC layout, establishing a record of 17:19. She will be the top representative on the West Region team heading to the Eastbay National Championships in San Diego.
Luke was third in 15:14 on the new 5K layout at Mt. SAC. He is among 10 boys who will represent the West Region at the Eastbay National Championships in San Diego.
Kaiya, a senior from Portland, placed sixth on the new 5K Mt. SAC layout, running the course in 17:43 to qualify to represent the West Region for the Eastbay National Championships in San Diego.
Zach placed sixth in 15:17 as part of four CA boys among the 10 qualifiers on the West Region team heading to San Diego for Eastbay National Cross Country Championships.
Tyrone Gorze (Central Point, OR) overtook Kenan Pala (San Diego, CA) over the last part of the 5K race to win the West Region title in 15:10, a course record for the new 5000-meter layout at Mt. San Antonio College. Pala was second (15:12) with Luke Athay (Idaho Falls, ID) third in 15:14. Charlie North (Portland, OR) and Michael Maiorano (Medford, OR) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, both in 15:16 as part of four Oregon boys to place among the top nine to qualify to represent the West Region at the Eastbay National Championships on Dec. 11 in San Diego. Davis (CA) senior Zachary Ayers placed sixth (15:17), Jefferson McMullin (Lehi,UT) was seventh (15:17), Mark Trammell (La Jolla, CA) was eighth (15:20), Caleb Lakman (Tualatin, OR) was ninth (15:24), and Max Sannes (Big Bear, CA) was 10th (15:25), rounding out the boys who will represent the West Region at the Eastbay National Championships.
Kate Peters (Lake Oswego, OR) outsprinted California freshman sensation Sadie Engelhardt (Ventura, CA) to win the West Region title, running the new 5000-meter course in 17:19 to win by five seconds. CA sophomore standout Olivia Williams (Lafayette, CA) placed third in 17:26, four seconds faster than her friendly Bay Area rival, senior Sophia Nordenholz, the California State Division IV champion. Arizona champion Lauren Ping (Phoeniz) was fifth in 17:42, one second in front of Portland (OR) standout Kaiya Robertson, who was one second in front of Taylor Rohatinsky (American Fork, UT), who crossed in 17:44. California Division I champion Anna McNatt, a junior from Sacramento, was eighth (17:47), with Aishling Callanan, another junior (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) was night 17:49, and Nelah Roberts (Idaho Falls, ID) won a close sprint to the line in 17:50 to earn the 10th and final spot on the regional team headed to San Diego on Dec. 11 for the Eastbay Nationals.
Max, a senior Big Bear HS, placed 10th in 15:25 to qualify for the Eastbay National Championships in San Diego.
Michael, a senior from South Medford, placed fifth in 15:16 on the new 5K Mt. SAC course and is one of four OR boys to qualify to represent the West at the Eastbay National Cross Country Championships in San Diego.
Sadie, a freshman from Ventura HS, placed second in 17:24 on the new 5K Mt. SAC course to lead five CA girls who qualified to represent the West at the Eastbay National Cross Country Championships in San Diego.
CIF-State champs Anna McNatt, Sophia Nordenholz, Max Sannes, Kenan Pala advance. Oregon qualifies six including regional winners Kate Peters and Tyrone Gorze.
On the latest episode of On The Line, Kenan Pala joins Olivia and Cory to discuss his goals for the California State CC Championships and Eastbay Regionals.