Both squads earn top-20 finishes at NCAA West Regionals

Nov. 10, 2017

Women's 6K and Men's 10K Results | 2017 USTFCCCA NCAA DI Cross Country All-Region Honorees

— UC Davis graduate student Thomas Madden was the first across the line on the men’s team, leading his team to a 16th place finish, while sophomore Sarah Anderson was the first across the line on the women’s team, helping her team to a 20th place finish at the NCAA West Regional Championships hosted at Washington’s Jefferson Park Golf Course.

Portland won the men’s 10K event with a team score of 63, while San Francisco won the women’s 6K event with a team score of 59. The Aggie squads, finishing their day with 493 points for the men and 591 points for the women, garnered Causeway points for UC Davis after outscoring both of Sacramento State’s squads, who ended their day with a men’s 23rd place finish (606 points) and a women’s 22nd place finish (645 points).

Starting the morning off with the women’s 6K race, Anderson, for the fifth time in-a-row, started the scoring for the Aggies with a 70th place individual finish, and a clock time of 21:07.2. Sophomore Haley Adel was the second UC Davis runner to cross the line, ending her day with a 21:42.7 time and a 105th place finish.

Coming down the line to earn the spot at 129th place was junior Christine Bayliss, who cut 11 seconds off her previous personal best after receiving a 22:00.3 6K time at this event. Junior Megan MacGregor followed right behind Bayliss, stopping her running time at 22:01.7 to secure a 131st place finish. Freshman Alexis Ballman rounded out the scoring for the Aggies with her 164th individual place finish and her 22:29.3 clock time.

Madden led the men’s squad, for the third time this season, with a 29:52.2 time, finishing in 16th out of over 200 runners at this event. Between this race, as well as his prior two races that earned him the 2017 Male Athlete of the Year award, he earned himself a spot on the All-Region Honorees list for the 2017 season, as announced by the USTFCCCA on Nov. 10.

Continuing on with the men’s performance at the NCAA West Regionals, junior Jordy Ceja was the second Aggie contingent to cross the line, finishing in 68th place with his 31:01.1 time, while freshman Ryman Crone finished almost a minute later from Ceja, clocking in his 10K debut time at 31:59.0, and securing his spot at 117th place.

Senior Jesus Salas Jr. finished his day in 139th place after running a 32:22.3 time for his first 10K race, while graduate student Jon Horvath rounded out the scoring for the Aggies with his 155th finish and 32:40.8 time.

Senior Anthony Sanchez rounded out the participation for the men’s squad at this event, finishing his day in 202nd place with a 10K debut time of 34:39.8.

2017 NCAA West Regional Championships
Jefferson Park Golf Course (Seattle, Wash.)
Winners plus UC Davis finishers only for individual results

WOMEN’S 6K TEAM SCORES (Top 5 plus UC Davis) — 1. San Francisco, 59; 2. Stanford, 76; 3. Oregon, 82; 4. Boise State, 104; 5. California, 183 … 20. UC Davis, 591.

WOMEN’S 6K INDIVIDUALS — 1. Charlotte Taylor (SF), 19:14.2; 70. Sarah Anderson (UCD), 21:07.2; 105. Haley Adel (UCD), 21:42.7; 129. Christine Bayliss (UCD), 22:00.3; 131. Megan MacGregor (UCD), 22:01.7; 164. Alexis Ballman (UCD), 22.29.3.

MEN’S 8K TEAM SCORES (Top 5 plus UC Davis) — 1. Portland, 63; 2. Washington, 65; 3. Stanford, 85; 4. Oregon, 149; 5. UCLA, 164 … 16. UC Davis, 493.

MEN’S 8K INDIVIDUALS — 1. Emmanuel Roudolff-Levissee (PORT), 29:33.1; 16. Thomas Madden (UCD), 29:52.2; 68. Jordy Ceja (UCD), 31:01.1; 117. Ryman Crone (UCD), 31:59.0; 139. Jesus Salas Jr. (UCD), 32:22.3; 155. Jon Horvath (UCD), 32:40.8; 202. Anthony Sanchez (UCD), 34:39.8.

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