SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Oregon women earned their spot in the NCAA cross country championship meet with a first-place finish at the NCAA West Regionals on Friday.
Jessica Hull and Susan Ejore led the second-ranked Ducks with a 2-3 finish in the 6,000-meter race at the Haggins Oak Golf Complex as Oregon won their 11th regional title and first since 2014 with a 45-point performance.
Led by individual champion Allie Ostrander, No. 3 Boise State was second with 49 points. The top-two teams automatically qualified for the Nov. 17 NCAA championship meet in Madison, Wis.
Hull finished in 19 minutes, 22.47 seconds, followed by Ejore in 19:24.60.
Ostrander raced to a 19:08.95 victory.
Also scoring for Oregon was seventh-place finisher Weronika Pyzik (19:35.39), No. 13 Carmela Cardama Baez (19:55.06) and No. 20 Isabelle Brauer (20:12.79).
Oregon State’s Juliana Mount was 12th in 19:54.46 to put herself in position to earn an individual at-large invitation to the NCAA championships.