The men's and women's cross-country season came to an end after competing in the 2017 NCAA West Region Championships on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Monmouth, Oregon.
As a team, the men finished the 10k race in 21st place in the 27-team field. Junior Hunter Chamberlain was the lead Trailblazer to cross the end line in 56th place — 20 spots better than his finish in the 2016 season — with a time of 31:40.4. With this time, Chamberlain set the program 10k record, breaking his own mark from the 2015 West Regional where he posted a time of 32:12. Sophomores Miguel Ramirez and Benjamin Fish finished in succession in 93rd and 94th place, with times of 32:24.3 and 32:24.8, respectively.
Skyler Storie was the top finisher for the women's team, which finished in 17th place in the 30-team field. Storie recorded a time of 22:49.3, good enough for 75th place. Freshman Laynee Wells was close behind Storie as she came in 77th place with a time of 22:50.8. Freshman Anela Christensen came in 115th place, recording a time of 23:25.3.
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