SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Highlighted by senior Juliana Mount’s all-region performance, the Oregon State women's cross-country once again made history on Friday at the NCAA West Regional Championships with the highest placing in program history at the regional championships.
The Beavers ran their way to sixth place, totaling 196 team points; both are team-bests for Oregon State at the regionals. OSU came into the event ranked No. 7 in the West Region, but surpassed Pac-12 Conference opponent No. 6 UCLA on Friday after the Bruins edged out the Beavers at the conference meet two weeks ago.
Oregon took the crown at Haggin Oaks Golf Course with 44 points. Boise State (49), Stanford (95), Washington (118) and Portland (144) rounded out the top five.
For the second consecutive year, Mount raced to an all-region designation by finishing in the top 25. Mount improved on her 25th placing a year ago finishing in 12th individually on Friday. She ran her fastest time of the season traversing the 6,000-meter course in 19 minutes, 54.5 seconds.
Freshman Haley Wolf nearly earned a top-25 finish in her inaugural regional championships as she finished in 32nd overall in 20:35.3. Redshirt sophomore Lexi Reed finished third for the Beavers coming in at 20:55.2, 45th overall.
Sophomore Audrey Lookner and freshman Mari Friedman rounded out the counting scores for Oregon State. Lookner recorded a 55th-place finish with a time of 21:04, while Friedman ran to a time of 21:09.
Brigette Takeuchi (21:48.5) and Grace Featherstonhaugh (22:18.0) rounded out the field of competition for the Beavers.