by: COURTESY OF PAC-12 CONFERENCE - Oregon's Edward Cheserek becomes the first Ducks freshman to win the Pac-12 men's cross-country championship, as he nears the finish Saturday at Louisville, Colo.MALIBU, Calif. -- No. 5 BYU beat No. 6 Portland 30-48 on Saturday to claim the West Coast Conference men's cross-country title at Pepperdine University.

Loyola Marymount was third with 110 points.

BYU had four runners in the top 10.

Portland had two of the first four and six of the top 16. Pilots junior Scott Fauble nabbed third in 23:17, just behind winner Jason Witt of BYU and runner-up Eric Causey of San Francisco, both timed in 23:14.

Fourth overall was UP's William Kincaid, a junior, in 23:25.

Pilots junior David Perry was 12th (23:51), and teammates Danny Martinez (redshirt freshman, 23:58), Ryan Poland (junior, 24:01) and Charlie McDonald (graduate student, 24:01) were 14-16.

Portland's other scorer, redshirt freshman Alex Dillard, was 20th in 24:35.

• In the WCC women's race, the Pilots also earned second place. UP scored 62 points and edged BYU (62) on a tiebreaker for second behind USF, which totaled 39 points.

For Portland, Laura Hottenrott-Freitag and Gina Paletta finished 2-3 in 20:58 and 21:00. Hottenrott-Freitag is a sophomore from Kassel, Germany, and Paletta is a senior from Wrexham, Wales.

USF's Bridget Dahlberg, a grad student, won in 20:55.


    LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- Oregon's Edward Cheserek won the Pac-12 cross-country title on Saturday morning and led the No. 4 Ducks to second place behind host Colorado, the nation's No. 1-ranked team.

    The Buffaloes dominated en route to their third consecutive Pac-12 championship. they finished with 28 points; Oregon had 54, and third-place Stanford scored 79.

    Cheserek, from Newark, N.J., became the first UO freshman to win the Pac-12 title. He clocked 24:36 to beat Stanford junior Jim Rosa by six seconds and Colorado junior Blake Theroux by 11 seconds.

    Arizona won the women's title with 69 points, edging Colorado (75). Then came Washington (111), No. 12 Oregon (113) and Stanford (129). Oregon State was 11th (269).

    Also for the Ducks, Parker Stinston placed sixth in 24:56 and, in his second race of the year, Mac Fleet was 10th in 25:23.

    Oregon junior Daniel Winn, from Cleveland High, was 27th overall and sixth on the team, running 25:26.

    Megan Patrignelli, a junior from Monroe, N.Y., led the Ducks, finishing 17th. She was Oregon's top finisher in all five of her races this year.


    BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Portland State's men placed 10th in both the men's and women's standings at the Big Sky cross-country championships Saturday morning.

    Sarah Dean of PSU, a senior from McKenzie High in Vida, Or., took seventh in 17:16.2, within 22 seconds of winner Summer Harper of Weber State, which claimed the team crown for the third year in a row. Weber State had 55 points, and Northern Arizona was second with 64.

    NAU, which had the top three men's finishers, won its seventh consecutive title, scoring 25 points. Southern Utah was second with 39.

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