Saturday, November 12, 2016

NCAA confirms Huxham, Peloquin, Reiter & WSU men into championship field...

INDIANAPOLIS—It was a formality after the various regional championships contested around the country on Friday, but the NCAA announced Saturday afternoon the various at-large teams and individuals selected to compete in next week’s NCAA cross country championships in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The University of Washington’s Fred Huxham (left/photo by Paul Merca), who finished third at the NCAA west regionals in Sacramento Friday, in a time of 29:48 for 10k, will run in the national championship race as an individual.

Also selected to compete as an individual in the women’s race were Gig Harbor HS alum Brenna Peloquin of Boise State, and Eastern Washington’s Sarah Reiter.

Peloquin finished third in Friday’s regional championship, clocking 19:42 for 6k, while Reiter ran 19:44 to take sixth.

Receiving an at-large bid to the national championships for the second straight year are the Washington State Cougars, who finished fifth in Sacramento, behind Stanford, Portland, UCLA and Oregon.

The University of Washington women's team received an auto qualifier after finishing second behind Stanford.

NOTE:  The NCAA contributed to this report.

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