NCAA Men’s XC Regionals

For those who think cross country should be cold and muddy, Buffalo was the place to be. (JOHN NEPOLITAN)

9 sites, November 09—All races were contested at 10K (6.21M).
The top 2 teams (and their members) in each Region qualified for the NCAA Championships at Wisconsin on Saturday, November 17. In addition, 13 at-large teams were added based on formula. First-4 finishers in each region not on an advancing team also qualified. In results, *** = frosh; ** = soph; * = junior; all others are seniors. & = at-large advancer.

South Men: Mississippi & Alfred Chelanga (Alabama)

Tallahassee, Florida—Ole Miss came through in a big way, its 45 points giving it a huge winning margin over the Florida State men’s 92. Tennessee, ranked No. 2 regionally coming into the meet, finished 3rd at 108. Belmont (139) and surprising Georgia Tech (161) grabbed the next two spots.

Georgia Tech’s Andrew Kent and Braeden Collins handled the lead for the first half of the race at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee before Alabama’s Alfred Chelanga took over. The Crimson Tide senior grabbed individual honors, looking dominant in breaking away in the final 2K to win by more than 12 seconds with his 30:59.2. Zach Long of Tennessee finished 2nd (31:11.5) and Canadian Farah Abdulkarim of Ole Miss took 3rd in 31:18.6.

The Rebels’ top 5 had run as a tight pack for most of the race, winning their fifth-straight trip to the big dance with a 3-6-8-13-15 finish, with a 29.2-second spread. Coach Ryan Vanhoy’s squad had previously snapped an 8-year winning streak by Arkansas at the SEC champs. Florida State was led by frosh Caleb Pottorff (9th in 31:32.0), but top frosh honors went to Belmont’s Jacob McLeod in 4th (31:20.2).


SOUTH REGIONAL MEN’S RESULTS

Teams

1. Mississippi 45; 2. Florida State 92; 3. Tennessee 108; 4. Belmont 139; 5. Georgia Tech 161; 6. Alabama 227; 7. Tennessee Tech 242; 8. North Florida 262; 9. East Tennessee 278; 10. Samford 285.

Individuals

1. Alfred Chelanga’ (Al) 30:59.2; 2. Zach Long (Tn) 31:11.5; 3. *Farah Abdulkarim’ (Ms) 31:18.6; 4. ***Jacob McLeod (Belm) 31:20.2; 5. **Ben Varghese (ETn) 31:20.2; 6. **Waleed Suliman (Ms) 31:22.0; 7. *Kaleb McLeod (Belm) 31:25.1; 8. Mark Robertson (Ms) 31:30.9; 9. ***Caleb Pottorff (FlSt) 31:32.0; 10. ***Nathan Jubran (NFl) 31:35.5;

11. ***Silas Kipngetich’ (Aub) 31:45.2; 12. *Andrew Kent (GaT) 31:45.3; 13. ***Mario Garcia Romo (Ms) 31:46.7; 14. *Ryan Ford (TnM) 31:47.4; 15. ***Cade Bethmann (Ms) 31:47.8; 16. ***Karl Thiessen (Tn) 31:51.3; 17. *Steven Cross (FlSt) 31:56.9; 18. Toby Hardwick (FlSt) 31:57.4; 19. *Brannon Cheplak’ (TnT) 31:57.7; 20. **Ben Savino (Ms) 32:01.4; 21. ***Paul Stafford (FlSt) 32:04.5; 22. *Dillon Dean (Samf) 32:06.6; 23. Matthew Edwards (Belm) 32:07.7; 24. ***James Cragin (GaT) 32:11.2; 25. Connor Ferrentino (Al) 32:12.9.


Northeast Men: Syracuse & Paul Hogan (UMass/Lowell)

Buffalo, New York—The Syracuse men came from behind in a snowy, damp race, putting 3 in the top 10 to edge Iona, 79-88. The Orange overcame a 26-point Iona lead at the 7.2K mark.

Army grabbed 3rd with 135 points, as Dartmouth (144) and Brown (172) rounded out the top 5. Harvard, ranked No. 2 in the region, struggled its way to 11th place with 299 points. It was Syracuse’s ninth win in the last 10 seasons and comes after a narrow 4-point loss to Notre Dame at the ACC meet. It marks what has been a smooth transition after 13-year coach Chris Fox moved on and longtime assistant Brien Bell took over. Iona, which had recently captured its 28th-straight Metro Atlantic title, was runner-up for the fourth consecutive year with first-year coach Joe Pienta at the helm.

Individually, Paul Hogan of Massachusetts-Lowell—the America East champion who was 4th in this race last year—comfortably led from the early going, his 32:30.9 topping Harvard’s Kieran Tuntivate by 1.5 seconds. Army’s Roman Ollar took 3rd (32:36.6), followed by Ehab El-Sandali of Iona (32:45.6) and Harvard’s Hugo Milner (32:50.7). Then came the Orange: Aidan Tooker (32:56.4), Dominic Hockenbury (32:56.4) and Joe Dragon (33:01.6).


NORTHEAST REGIONAL MEN’S RESULTS

Teams

1. Syracuse 79; 2. Iona 88; 3. Army 135; 4. Dartmouth 144; 5. Brown 172; 6. UMass Lowell 220; 7. Buffalo 245; 8. Columbia 272; 9. Stony Brook 274; 10. Northeastern 292.

Individuals

1. Paul Hogan¶ (UML) 32:30.9; 2. *Kieran Tuntivate¶ (Harv) 32:32.4; 3. *Roman Ollar¶ (Army) 32:36.6; 4. **Ehab El-Sandali’ (Iona) 32:45.6; 5. **Hugo Milner¶ (Harv) 32:50.7; 6. *Aidan Tooker (Syr) 32:56.4; 7. **Dominic Hockenbury (Syr) 32:58.1; 8. **Joe Dragon (Syr) 33:01.6; 9. ***Jamie Dee’ (Iona) 33:06.5; 10. *Quinn Cooney (Dart) 33:09.5;

11. Mikey Singer (Army) 33:12.9; 12. Patrick Begley (Ct) 33:16.1; 13. Alexander Seal’ (BU) 33:18.7; 14. **Jack O’Leary’ (Iona) 33:19.4; 15. *Benjamin Petrella (Army) 33:24.2; 16. Michael Famiglietti (MaAm) 33:25.9; 17. *Simon Smith (Syr) 33:28.1; 18. *Marco Pompilj (Dart) 33:32.3; 19. Dan Romano (NEn) 33:32.8; 20. **Caleb Covell (Buff) 33:33.4; 21. *Liam Hilbert (Buff) 33:36.8; 22. *Cameron Daly (Brown) 33:37.0; 23. **Dan Schaffer (Bing) 33:37.6; 24. *Stosh Davis (Siena) 33:38.5; 25. William Randall (Siena) 33:38.9.


South Central Men: Arkansas & Jamie Crowe (Lamar)

College Station, Texas—The auto spots, true to form and an echo of last year, went to Arkansas (59) and Texas (76) while host Texas A&M (135) was a distant 3rd. Rice, ranked only No. 11 in the region, tallied 141 points for 4th as North Texas took 5th with 162. For Chris Bucknam’s Razorbacks, it was Regional title No. 38 in the program’s history—and the 47th time the team has made it to Nationals. The Longhorns aren’t far behind, with 36 trips to Nationals and the last 10 in a row.

Individually, it was the Southland Conference champ, Scotsman Jamie Crowe of Lamar, who grabbed a 4-second victory in the mud-spattered race over Abraham Chirchir of UT Rio Grande Valley, 31:36.3-31:40.4. Arkansas’s Gilbert Boit did much of the early leading and with a kilometer to go ran in a pack with Tulane’s Emmanuel Rotich, Chirchir and Crowe. However, Crowe produced the best kick, outlegging Chirchir in the final stretch. Florian Lussy of North Texas finished fast to grab 3rd in 31:41.6, a step ahead of Rotich (31:41.7) as Boit took 5th (31:43.8).


SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL MEN’S RESULTS

Teams

1. Arkansas 59; 2. Texas 76; 3. Texas A&M 135; 4. Rice 141; 5. North Texas 162; 6. UT Rio Grande Valley 183; 7. Incarnate Word 194; 8. UT Arlington 237; 9. Lamar 242; 10. Central Arkansas 260.

Individuals

1. Jamie Crowe’¶ (Lam) 31:36.3; 2. ***Abraham Chirchir’¶ (TxRGV) 31:40.4; 3. *Florian Lussy’¶ (NTx) 31:41.6; 4. Emmanuel Rotich’¶ (Tul) 31:41.7; 5. *Gilbert Boit’ (Ar) 31:43.8; 6. *John Rice (Tx) 31:44.3; 7. *Jordan Rowe’¶ (Lam) 31:49.1; 8. *Justin Domangue¶ (UTA) 31:58.9; 9. **Sam Worley (Tx) 32:01.0; 10. Alex Rogers (Tx) 32:01.7;

11. Cameron Griffith’ (Ar) 32:09.7; 12. ***Ryan Murphy (Ar) 32:09.7; 13. Joseph Meade (TxSt) 32:11.4; 14. Garett Cortez (IncW) 32:12.6; 15. *Garek Bielaczyc (Tx) 32:13.3; 16. **Matt Young (Ar) 32:16.0; 17. Ethan Moehn (Ar) 32:16.1; 18. **Jack Beaumont (NTx) 32:18.2; 19. **Hociel Landa (Rice) 32:18.8; 20. Colin O’Mara (Ar) 32:22.8; 21. Clay Musial (Rice) 32:27.8; 22. *Brandt Preston (TxAM) 32:28.3; 23. Jacob Perry (TxAM) 32:30.4; 24. Michael Guerrero (UTA) 32:33.4; 25. *Graham Brown (Ar) 32:35.4.


Great Lakes: Wisconsin & Jaret Carpenter (Purdue)

Terre Haute, Indiana—Surprising absolutely no one, the Wisconsin Badgers cruised to an easy regional win on the LaVern Gibson course, with their top 3—Olin Hacker, Oliver Hoare and Morgan McDonald—crossing the line together in places 5-6-7. With places 15 and 16—also running together—that sewed up a 49-point tally, more than enough to outdistance Notre Dame (91) and Michigan (109) with Purdue in 4th (121) and Indiana in 5th (124).

A week after leading the team to its 49th Big 10 title, coach Mick Byrne appears to have the Badgers ready to challenge for a national title next week on their home course. The resurgent Notre Dame squad, the ACC champs, improved its position considerably from its 9th place in ’17.

Individually, crossing the line in his first win of the year was Purdue’s Jaret Carpenter—who had been only 5th in the Big 10 meet—in 31:09.6. He topped a surprising runner-up by Detroit Mercy’s Ben Kendall (31:11.2). Yared Nuguse of Notre Dame ran 3rd (31:11.8) and Kyle Mau of Indiana 4th (31:12.7), a step ahead of the Badger triumvirate.


GREAT LAKES REGIONAL MEN’S RESULTS

Teams

1. Wisconsin 49; 2. Notre Dame 91; 3. Michigan¶ 109; 4. Purdue¶ 121; 5. Indiana¶ 124; 6. Michigan State 173; 7. Butler 234; 8. Dayton 243; 9. Miami/Ohio 275; 10. Bowling Green 314.

Individuals

1. *Jaret Carpenter (Pur) 31:09.6; 2. Ben Kendell¶ (UDM) 31:11.2; 3. **Yared Nuguse (NDm) 31:11.8; 4. *Kyle Mau (In) 31:12.7; 5. *Olin Hacker (Wi) 31:13.1; 6. *Oliver Hoare’ (Wi) 31:13.2; 7. Morgan McDonald’ (Wi) 31:13.2; 8. **Curt Eckstein (Pur) 31:16.9; 9. ***Danny Kilrea (NDm) 31:19.2; 10. **John Aho (Mi) 31:20.1;

11. **Isaac Harding (Mi) 31:21.2; 12. *Aaron Bienenfeld¶ (Cinc) 31:21.9; 13. *Euan Makepeace’¶ (But) 31:25.3; 14. Akis Medrano¶ (InSt) 31:27.4; 15. *Ben Eidenschink (Wi) 31:28.1; 16. ***Shuaib Aljabaly (Wi) 31:29.4; 17. Spencer Danielson (Day) 31:30.1; 18. **Andrew Alexander (NDm) 31:31.0; 19. ***Dustin Horter (In) 31:34.1; 20. ***John Tatter (Mi) 31:34.6; 21. Justine Kiprotich’ (MiSt) 31:35.9; 22. *Matthew Thomas (MiSt) 31:37.0; 23. *Anthony Williams (NDm) 31:37.9; 24. Noah Schaub (BG) 31:39.7; 25. Chris Negri (Day) 31:40.4.


Midwest: Iowa State Led By Edwin Kurgat

Peoria, Illinois—That Iowa State won was not much of a shocker. The Cyclones scored a mere 38 points to defend their title, finishing runners at 1-6-7-11-13. However, from 3K-on, Bradley, just the No. 11 team in the region, put itself near the front, never scoring less than 2nd at any of the kilo marks. The Braves, running on their home course, held on to finish with 102 points, just 5 ahead of Tulsa (107). Oklahoma State finished 4th (124) and Minnesota 5th (173).

Bradley, the Missouri Valley champion, put its top 4 all between 12th and 23rd. It was the best finish in school history, as the Braves, coached by Darren Gauson, have never finished higher than last year’s 6th.

Iowa State’s Edwin Kurgat, the Big 12 champion, hung far back early, then came up at 5K to follow Nebraska’s Mark Freyhof. By 7K he had taken command, with only Oklahoma State’s Isai Rodriguez keeping close. Kurgat took the win in 30:41.6. Rodriguez (30:42.5). Third went to Iowa’s Nathan Mylenek (30:55.2), followed by George Kusche of Nebraska (31:02.8) and Ashenafi Hatte of Oklahoma State (31:03.1).


MIDWEST REGIONAL MEN’S RESULTS

Teams

1. Iowa State 38; 2. Bradley 102; 3. Tulsa¶ 107; 4. Oklahoma State¶ 124; 5. Minnesota 173; 6. Kansas 199; 7. Iowa 249; 8. Nebraska 256; 9. Illinois State 267; 10. South Dakota State 288.

Individuals

1. *Edwin Kurgat’ (IaSt) 30:41.6; 2. ***Isai Rodriguez (OkSt) 30:42.5; 3. *Nathan Mylenek¶ (Ia) 30:55.2; 4. ***George Kusche’¶ (Nb) 31:02.8; 5. *Ashenafi Hatte’ (OkSt) 31:03.1; 6. *Andrew Jordan (IaSt) 31:03.4; 7. Dan Curts (IaSt) 31:03.6; 8. Kyle Mattes¶ (IlSt) 31:04.6; 9. **Peter Lynch (Tuls) 31:08.2; 10. **Mark Freyhof¶ (Nb) 31:08.9;

11. ***Chad Johnson (IaSt) 31:12.5; 12. *Luke Hoffert (Brad) 31:14.7; 13. **Milo Greder (IaSt) 31:17.3; 14. Luis Martinez (OkSt) 31:17.9; 15. Kyle Burdick (SDSt) 31:18.3; 16. Haran Dunderdale’ (Brad) 31:18.8; 17. **Scott Beattie’ (Tuls) 31:20.4; 18. *Jake Hoffert (Brad) 31:21.2; 19. *Kieran Wood (Mo) 31:21.9; 20. **Alec Basten (Mn) 31:22.7; 21. John Nownes (IaSt) 31:23.1; 22. Billy Magnesen (Il) 31:25.9; 23. Michael Ward’ (Brad) 31:27.9; 24. *Evan Ferlic (Mn) 31:30.3; 25. **Dustin Hatfield (EnIl) 31:38.7.


Southeast: NC State & James Sugira (Eastern Kentucky)

Rock Hill, South Carolina—Running at Winthrop Farms under cloudy skies, NC State eked out a 7-point win over favored Eastern Kentucky, 83–90. In 3rd came a strong Virginia squad (102), while Furman (116) finished far ahead of 5th-place Wake Forest (177).

For Rollie Geiger’s Wolfpack, it was a return to the top after finishing 4th last year. The victory came despite having no runners crack the top 10. Sophomores Ian Shanklin and Joe Bistritz led the way at 11th and 12th. For coach Cory Erdmann’s Eastern Kentucky Colonels, it will be the first trip to Nationals since ’15. Seniors Jaime Romo (10th) and Erick Rotich (16th) helped key the performance.

Taking the individual title was Rwandan frosh James Sugira of Eastern Kentucky, the Ohio Valley champ, whose only loss this year came in finishing 4th at Nuttycombe. Sugira stayed near the front of the large pack throughout the race before kicking to a 1-second win over Virginia Tech’s Peter Seufer in 29:26.9. Aaron Templeton of Furman followed in 29:31.3, then the Campbell duo of Amon Kemboi (29:34.6) and Lawrence Kipkoech (29:45.1).


SOUTHEAST MEN’S REGIONAL RESULTS

Teams

1. NC State 83; 2. Eastern Kentucky 90; 3. Virginia 102; 4. Furman 116; 5. Wake Forest 177; 6. Liberty 218; 7. Charlotte 222; 8. Virginia Tech 231; 9. Louisville 287; 10. Campbell 289.

Individuals

1. ***James Sugira’ (EnKy) 29:26.9; 2. *Peter Seufer¶ (VaT) 29:27.6; 3. Aaron Templeton¶ (Furm) 29:31.3; 4. **Amon Kemboi’¶ (Camp) 29:34.6; 5. Lawrence Kipkoech’¶ (Camp) 29:45.1; 6. Brent Demarest¶ (Va) 29:56.7; 7. Azaria Kirwa’¶ (Lib) 30:01.4; 8. *Ryan Adams (Furm) 30:10.7; 9. ***Emmanuel Cheboson’ (Louisv) 30:14.5; 10. Jaime Romo’ (EnKy) 30:15.7;

11. **Ian Shanklin (NCSt) 30:17.6; 12. **Joe Bistritz (NCSt) 30:21.2; 13. **AJ Ernst (Va) 30:21.2; 14. ***Zach Facioni (WF) 30:24.1; 15. **Edwin Rutto’ (NCSt) 30:26.0; 16. Erick Rotich’ (EnKy) 30:28.1; 17. Tom Nobles (Char) 30:28.3; 18. **Daniel Bernal (Furm) 30:28.8; 19. *Ari Klau (Va) 30:31.6; 20. ***Adriaan Wildschutt (CCar) 30:31.7; 21. Elijah Moskowitz (NCSt) 30:32.7; 22. *Zach Marchinko’ (Char) 30:33.2; 23. *Miles Clikeman (Rich) 30:35.5; 24. **Gavin Gaynor (NCSt) 30:35.9; 25. *Alex Corbett (Va) 30:36.8.


Mid-Atlantic: Princeton & Casey Comber (Villanova)

University Park, Pennsylvania—With 3 finishers in the top 8, Princeton defended its crown as expected, scoring 61 points. Behind the Tigers, Villanova ran past higher-ranked Georgetown to grab the second auto spot, 73-97. For the Wildcats, it will be the 33rd appearance at Nationals.
Penn took 4th (102) ahead of Penn State (109). Princeton did not have the race locked up from the start. Despite an early lead, at the 4M mark Villanova had moved to a 2-point advantage. However, as the Tigers maintained position, some of Villanova’s squad lost ground over the final 2M.

“We had a marvelous day,” said Princeton head Jason Vigilante of winning the third Regional in school history. “Despite the conditions, everyone stayed on their feet and we had a very good score.” The race was run in a steady downpour that helped churn the course into a path of mud. Temperatures hovered around 38 degrees.

Villanova’s Casey Comber won the individual title in 31:05, topping Georgetown soph Nicholas Wareham by 3 seconds. Then the Princeton duo of Matt Grossman (31:10) and Conor Lundy (31:12) grabbed crucial low sticks ahead of Nova’s Andrew Marston (31:13).


MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL MEN’S RESULTS

Teams

1. Princeton 61; 2. Villanova 73; 3. Georgetown 97; 4. Penn 102; 5. Penn State 109; 6. Temple 157; 7. La Salle 246; 8. Navy 261; 9. Pitt 277; 10. St. Joseph’s 299.

Individuals

1. *Casey Comber (Vill) 31:04.5; 2. **Nicholas Wareham¶ (Gtn) 31:07.6; 3. **Matt Grossman (Prin) 31:09.5; 4. *Conor Lundy (Prin) 31:11.5; 5. *Andrew Marston (Vill) 31:12.8; 6. *Jack Van Scoter¶ (Gtn) 31:13.6; 7. **Anthony Russo¶ (Penn) 31:13.9; 8. *Gannon Willcutts (Prin) 31:15.6; 9. Sam Webb¶ (Penn) 31:24.7; 10. Cordon Louco (Duq) 31:25.0;

11. *Kevin Murray (Navy) 31:26.2; 12. Kyle Mueller (Monm) 31:28.4; 13. **Kristian Holm Jensen (Tem) 31:33.8; 14. ***Charlie O’Donovan (Vill) 31:42.0; 15. *Matthew Bouthillette (Gtn) 31:44.7; 16. Colin Abert (PennSt) 31:46.4; 17. Conor Murphy (Rut) 31:47.3; 18. ***Alex Tomasko (PennSt) 31:47.7; 19. **Jack Salisbury (Gtn) 31:48.2; 20. *Viraj Deokar (Prin) 31:48.3; 21. ***Josh Phillips’ (Vill) 31:48.3; 22. *Zach Seiger (Tem) 31:51.9; 23. John McGowan (PennSt) 31:54.1; 24. ***Isaac Davis (PennSt) 31:54.2; 25. **Daniel Cohen (Penn) 31:55.7.


Mountain: Northern Arizona & Joe Klecker (Colorado)

Provo, Utah—Running on the East Bay Golf Course, national No. 1 Northern Arizona put together a 41-point performance against some of the nation’s best teams, with 3 finishing in the top 10. That was enough to clinch a 14-point margin over host BYU, as Colorado positioned itself well for an at-large berth with its 71 points in 3rd. In 4th came Colorado State, scoring an admirable 114 despite a recent injury to its No. 1 runner, Cole Rockhold. Last week both Northern Arizona (Big Sky) and BYU (West Coast) had won Conference titles with coincidental scores of 21.

Coming into the meet, Lumberjack coach Michael Smith described it as “business as usual.” He added, “Internally we have race plans to execute, regardless of what teams we share the starting line with.”

Colorado’s Joe Klecker grabbed the individual title in 29:16.6, confidently outkicking Northern Arizona’s powerful duo of Tyler Day (29:18.8) and Matthew Baxter (29:19.0). Southern Utah’s Aidan Reed placed 4th (29:23.3) and Colorado State’s Eric Hamer 5th (29:24.8). Then came BYU’s flying wedge: Connor Mantz (6th in 29:24.8), Rory Linkletter (8th in 29:26.2) and Connor McMillan (9th in 29:26.4). In their midst ran Peter Lomong of Northern Arizona, 7th in 29:25.0.


MOUNTAIN REGIONAL MEN’S RESULTS

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Teams

1. Northern Arizona 42; 2. BYU 56; 3. Colorado¶ 71; 4. Colorado State¶ 114; 5. Southern Utah¶ 146; 6. Wyoming¶ 149; 7. Air Force¶ 167; 8. Utah State 239; 9. Weber State 252; 10. New Mexico 256.

Individuals

1. *Joe Klecker (Co) 29:16.6; 2. Tyler Day (NnAz) 29:18.8; 3. Matthew Baxter’ (NnAz) 29:19.0; 4. *Aidan Reed (SnUt) 29:23.3; 5. Eric Hamer (CoSt) 29:24.1; 6. ***Conner Mantz (BYU) 29:24.8; 7. Peter Lomong (NnAz) 29:25.0; 8. Rory Linkletter’ (BYU) 29:26.2; 9. Connor McMillan (BYU) 29:26.4; 10. Ryan Forsyth (Co) 29:26.6;

11. *Paul Roberts (Wy) 29:27.4; 12. *John Dressel (Co) 29:29.8; 13. Carson Hume (CoSt) 29:32.3; 14. **Blaise Ferro (NnAz) 29:33.5; 15. **Clayson Shumway (BYU) 29:37.4; 16. **Luis Grijalva’ (NnAz) 29:39.0; 17. *Christopher Henry (Wy) 29:39.3; 18. *Jacob Heslington (BYU) 29:39.6; 19. Nathan Thomas (AF) 29:42.0; 20. **Christian Ricketts (SnUt) 29:46.6; 21. *Harry Ewing (Wy) 29:47.1; 22. **Eduardo Herrera (Co) 29:50.9; 23. Trevor Siniscalchi (AF) 29:53.2; 24. ***Zac Jacklin (BYU) 29:55.1; 25. *Ty Mogan¶ (MtSt) 29:57.4.


West: Nick Hauger Win Leads The Way For Portland

Sacramento, California—A brutally competitive team race at Haggin Oaks Golf Course saw Portland come out on top, beating Washington by 5 points, 77–82. Boise State (102) edged Stanford (110) for the No. 3 spot, as the Oregon men settled for 5th with 149. Portland led from the start, and with a mile to go had an impressive 39-point margin over Boise. Washington, 14 points farther back, didn’t look to be a threat but put together an incredible finish. The fast-starting Pilots, meanwhile, felt the strain of their first 10K of the year and went from 4 in the top 6 to one in the top 10. The Washington men, have finished 2nd in every race this season and their runner-up Pac-12 finish is their best in 24 years.

The Pilots’ Nick Hauger took the individual win in 29:42.4, holding off Arizona’s Carlos Villareal (29:43.4). Koby Pederson of Loyola Marymount placed 3rd (29:44.1), Tanner Anderson of Oregon 4th (29:44.6) and Jack Rowe of San Francisco 5th (29:45.7). Perhaps saving something for Nationals, Stanford’s top two, Alex Ostberg and Grant Fisher, ran stride-for-stride to take 15th and 16th. The Cardinal are ranked No. 2 nationally and have a solid chance at an at-large berth.


WEST REGIONAL MEN’S RESULTS

Teams

1. Portland 77; 2. Washington 82; 3. Boise State¶ 102; 4. Stanford¶ 110; 5. Oregon¶ 149; 6. UCLA 150; 7. Washington State 218; 8. Cal 225; 9. Gonzaga 229; 10. Cal Poly 284.

Individuals

1. Nick Hauger (Port) 29:42.4; 2. *Carlos Villarreal’¶ (Az) 29:43.4; 3. Koby Pederson¶ (LMU) 29:44.1; 4. *Tanner Anderson (Wa) 29:44.6; 5. Jack Rowe’¶ (USF) 29:45.7; 6. Garrett Corcoran¶ (Cal) 29:46.3; 7. Addison DeHaven (Boise) 29:47.8; 8. Blake Haney (Or) 29:48.2; 9. *Chris Olley’ (USF) 29:48.5; 10. ***James Mwaura (Gonz) 29:48.9;

11. *Colin Burke (UCLA) 29:49.2; 12. **Talon Hull (Wa) 29:49.7; 13. Logan Orndorf (Port) 29:49.9; 14. *Miler Haller (Boise) 29:50.8; 15. *Alex Ostberg (Stan) 29:51.0; 16. Grant Fisher (Stan) 29:51.0; 17. Fred Huxham (Wa) 29:52.4; 18. **Cooper Teare (Or) 29:53.9; 19. **Elijah Armstrong (Boise) 29:54.6; 20. Michael Somers (Port) 29:55.5; 21. Noah Schutte’ (Port) 29:57.0; 22. *Jackson Mestler (Or) 29:58.8; 23. **Alek Parsons (Stan) 29:59.1; 24. **Tibebu Proctor (Wa) 30:00.1; 25. Tai Dinger (Stan) 30:03.1. □

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