Sports Information Intern
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The men's and women's cross country teams participated in the 2013 NCAA West Regionals hosted by Pomona-Pitzer Saturday morning. The women finished sixth out of 20 teams and the men placed 16th out of 18 teams.
For the women, senior Kaitlyn Throgmorton was the first Pioneer to cross the finish line with a time of 22:50.59, good for 12th place and a qualifying bid to the 2013 DIII Cross Country Championship race. Senior Melissa Newton-Mora was next placing 19th with a time of 23:08.24. Rounding out the top five were Katie Keith (41st, 23:42.52), Emily Fagan (46th, 23:48.14), and Ali Brauer (53rd, 23:48.14).
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps won the 6K race with a final score of 62 and Willamette was the runner up with 81. Lewis & Clark finished sixth with 171 points. Willamette's Michaela Freeby won the race with a time of 21:37.66.
On the men's side Jarrod Nixon led Lewis & Clark with a 41st place finish and a time of 26:41.00. Shortly after was junior Brendy Hale with a time of 26:58.84 for 55th place. Rounding out the top five were Drew LeDonne (87th, 27:50.51), Nicholas Ellis (91st, 27:56.45), and Andrew Muhn (108th, 28:40.75).
Occidental's John Guzman won the 8K race with a time of 24:40.27 . As a team Pomona Pitzer finished first with 71 points followed by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps with 78. Lewis & Clark finished in 16th with 382 points.