SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Santa Clara cross country capped its season at the NCAA West Regional Championship Meet on Friday morning. Noelani Obermeyer led the team in the women's 6-kilometer with a 22:00.6 and Jack Davidson paced the men's team by running the 10-kilometer race in 30:52.4.
The women placed 27th of 36 teams while the men took 18th place in a 29-team field.
Obermeyer led the team with a 133rd-place finish and took first among her teammates for the second time this season (Montana Invitational). Emma McCurry (140th – 22:07.6), Hannah Covington (146th – 22:12.1), Sarah King (165th – 22:27.0) and Lucie Semone (189th – 22:43.4) rounded out the Bronco scoring unit. Jamie Ferris and Claire Cocales also raced for SCU.
Second-ranked Oregon (44 points) edged Boise State (49 points) for the team championship and BSU's Allie Ostrander finished in first place with a 19:09.0.
Associate Head Coach Pete Cushman: "Overall, our season has been one of growth and improvement. We improved on a year ago, and were several hundred points better than two years ago at this same meet, but we want more, and we are motivated for track season."
Davidson took 66th place in the field of 200-plus runners. Jorge Estrella (91st – 31:25.5), Aaron Brumbaugh (118th – 31:59.0), Zach Litoff (123rd – 32:04.3) and Brennan Lagerstom (154th – 32:44.1) scored for the Broncos, who were ranked 12th in the regiona entering Friday's meet. Xander Olivero and Ben Davidson also competed for SCU.
No. 4 Oregon (77 points) edged Pac-12 rival Washington (82 points) for the team title. West Coast Conference individual champion Nick Hauger topped the field with a 29:42.4.
Head Coach Felipe Montoro: "We had a rough day today. A few of our guys really were off for some reason and we didn't have the depth to make it up. I'm extremely proud of the season we put together, but it would have been nice to finish it off at the same level of success. We will continue to improve and will get back to work in a few weeks."
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