BYU cross-country: Ward takes first place at WCC Cross Country Championships
PROVO, Utah – Led by junior co-captain Jared Ward, the No. 5 BYU men's cross-country team placed second in the West Coast Conference Cross Country Championships, losing to the No. 17 Portland Pilots by a single point.
"It was a close race and we just came up short," head coach Ed Eyestone said. "Portland is good team, and they took care of business on their home course."
Ward finished first overall with a time of 23:42. Tylor Thatcher (23:48), Jason Witt (23:58), Conner Peloquin (24:11) and Steve Flint (24:12) finished fourth, sixth, 10th and 12th, respectively, overall.
"Jared ran a great race for us today but Portland is just a very good team," Eyestone said. "They're a class organization and a great rival for us in the conference."
Portland has now won 33 of the last 34 WCC Cross Country Championships; it's only loss coming last year when BYU won the meet by seven points.
The Cougars next race is at the NCAA Regional Championships on November 10.
Mason Porter is a Sports Information Director for BYU Athletic Communications. Contact him at email@example.com.
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