Cross country competes in NCAA regional


Andre Newell

After coming off a disappointing performance in the Big Sky Conference Championship on Oct. 31 in Utah, Sacramento State’s cross country team concluded its season, competing in Friday’s NCAA Division I West Regional at Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle.

The women’s team finished 23rd out of a total of 35 qualifying teams and the men’s team finished 28th overall out of 30 teams.

Senior Chloe Berlioux led the way for the Hornets on the women’s team as her time of 21:26 secured her 40th place among a total of 242 runners.

Berlioux has consistently led the team in every race except for one this season, which was the Big Sky Conference Championship. Berlioux competed in the West Regional last year and finished 51st overall with a time of 21:24.

Finishing second for the Hornets behind Berlioux was senior Amanda Garcia, finishing 108th overall with a time of 22:22.

Seniors Berlioux and Garcia have been both first and second for the Hornets in every single race this season.

It was Oregon taking home the women’s 6K race title as the Ducks finished with a score of 79, just beating Boise State who had a score of 80. The Hornets finished with a score of of 616, finishing 23rd overall.

On the men’s side, it was senior Jacob Huston leading the way for the Hornets in the men’s 10K race. Huston, who had led the Hornets in every single race except for one, finished 135th with a time of 33:58. There were a total of 205 runners that competed in the 10K race for the men.

Behind Huston was sophomore Samuel Scheuer finishing 158th overall with a time of 34:31. Scheuer led the Hornets in the Big Sky Conference for the first time ever this season in the men’s 8K race.

It was the Washington Huskies taking home the men’s 10K race title as they finished with a total score of 63. Stanford came in second with a score of 83 and Oregon finished with a score of 99. The Hornets finished with an overall score of 805, finishing 28th.

The West Regional concludes the Sac State cross country team’s season, however, many of the runners will be back for the track and field season. Huston, Scheuer, Berlioux and Garcia are also on the roster as distance runners for the track and field team, whose season will be starting up in late January.