Rebels Trekking To The Pacific Northwest
Nov. 9, 2007
LAS VEGAS - UNLV women's cross country continues its season, running in the NCAA West Regional Championships, hosted by the University of Oregon and run at the Springfield Country Club, Saturday, November 10.
The Rebels are coming off a seventh-place finish at the 2007 Mountain West Conference Championships and feature freshman sensation Charlotte Browning, who finished sixth at the event with a time of 21:38. The sixth place finish by Browning was the best overall placing by a Rebel since Katie Barto's fifth place finish back in 2000.
The top-ranked Stanford women have won the last eight regional team crowns (1999-present), and the last school to win the team title besides Stanford was Arizona in 1998. Among the top women's individuals to watch, Stanford senior Arianna Lambie - the Pac-10 and West Regional champion in 2005 and '06 - is one of only two women to ever Pac-10 and West Regional times in consecutive seasons and joined former NCAA champion Amy Skieresz who won four titles in each race from 1995-98.
Eugene-Springfield is one of nine host sites across the nation that automatically advance the top two team finishers and top four individuals from non-qualifying teams to the NCAA Championships, scheduled for Monday, November 19 at Indiana State University's LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind.
Another 13 at-large teams and two at-large individuals will be added from across the nation to the 31-team, 255-runner M&W NCAA fields on the evening of Sun., Nov. 11. At-large team selection criteria is based on teams' head-to-head records against other actual and potential NCAA qualifiers.