The University of Washington women’s team (above/photo by Paul Merca) dropped to #7 after finishing second to Stanford at the NCAA West Regionals in Sacramento on November 11th. The Cardinal, who previously occupied the #7 spot, moved to #4, the spot previously occupied by the Huskies.
The nation’s top five teams include Pac-12 champ Colorado at #1, NC State at 2, followed by Providence, Stanford, and Michigan.
Other Pac-12 schools ranked include #12 Oregon, #27 Utah, and #30 UCLA.
On the men’s side, Washington State dropped two spots to #17 in the final regular season poll.
The nation’s top five teams include #1 Northern Arizona, followed by Colorado, BYU, Stanford, and Syracuse.
Other ranked Pac-12 schools include #8 UCLA, and #10 Oregon.
SIGNIFICANT WASHINGTON ATHLETES COMPETING AT NCAA XC CHAMPS
In addition to the Washington State men & Washington women, several athletes with Washington ties will run in Saturday’s NCAA championship race in Terre Haute.
Those athletes include Portland’s Nick Hauger (left/photo courtesy University of Portland), a sophomore from Spokane’s Shadle Park HS, who led the Pilots with his sixth place finish at the NCAA West Regionals; Gig Harbor’s Brenna Peloquin of Boise State; Eastern Washington's Sarah Reiter; Oregon’s Tanner Anderson from Spokane’s North Central HS; Miller Haller of Boise State from Edmonds/Woodway HS; Riley Campbell of Boise State from Tahoma HS in Maple Valley; Mt. Spokane grad John Dressel of #2 ranked Colorado: and Nathan Weitz of Spokane’s Shadle Park HS, who runs for #1 ranked Northern Arizona.
NOTE: The USTFCCCA contributed to this report.