SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Oregon State cross-country team placed 12th on Friday at the NCAA West Regional at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, a seven-place improvement from 2015. The race concluded the season.
OSU recorded three all-time top-20 times and finished with a team total of 398, a 133-point improvement from 2015. Stanford was the team champion, edging Washington 71-88; eight Pac-12 teams finished in the top 12.
The Beavers were led by senior Emily Weber, who placed 33rd with a time of 20 minutes, 24 seconds over 6,000 meters. It was the third-fastest time in school history, as she easily supplanted her former No. 3 time of 20:52, set in 2013.
Sophomore Juliana Mount was 56th in 20:53, the fifth-fastest time in OSU history and 20 spots higher than her 2015 finish. Her former best time for that distance was 21:36, at the 2015 Bradley Pink Classic.
Senior Morgan Anderson was 94th in 21:35, the 19th-best time in school history. She moved up 100 places from the 2015 race.
Senior Samantha Lewis (106th, 21:43) and freshman Lexi Reed (109th, 21:47) were OSU’s other scoring runners.
Freshman Sara Christianson was 118th in 21:55 and sophomore Nicole Goecke was 186th in 22:54 and did not count toward the team total.
Junior Kristiane Width, OSU’s No. 2 or No. 3 runner all season, was a late scratch and did not compete. Goecke took her place in the lineup.