SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara's cross country teams and individual runners will vie for a spot in the NCAA Championship race Friday when they head to the NCAA West Regionals at Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif. The top two teams from the men's and women's sides advance as well as the top four individuals not from a qualifying team, provided they finish in the top 25 runners. This year's national championship race is scheduled for Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind.
Santa Clara is one of 38 schools set to race at Friday's west regionals. In total, there are nine regionals across the country, which combine for 18 teams and 36 individual runners as automatic qualifiers. On Saturday, an NCAA subcommittee will select 13 teams and two individuals for at-large berths to the postseason.
"Both teams have recovered well from their efforts at the conference meet and are ready to go on Friday," head coach Felipe Montoro said. "The region is so very competitive that we are just focused on finishing as well as we can in such loaded fields. If both teams can match their efforts from the conference meet two weeks ago then we are going to surprise some teams and place well."
Women's 6k — 11 a.m.
Men's 10k — 12 p.m.
Broncos at the West Coast Conference Championships
Santa Clara took part in the 2014 West Coast Conference championships Sat., Nov. 1 at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, Calif. The men took 5th place overall and the women took 7th place. Kurt Ruegg set a school record 23:53 in the men's 8k and the men's team set a school record with a total time of 122:28. Nine Broncos set personal best marks at the conference championships. Click here for a full recap.
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