November 15, 2013

Cross Country Records Fall at NCAA West Regional

Stockton, Calif. - The Pacific Cross Country team competed in the NCAA West Regional at Haggin Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday morning, as Sophomore Lindsay Wourms (Camas, Wash.) set a new school record in the 6K while Becky Grabow (Carson City, Nev.) set a new personal mark in the distance.

Wourms led the Pacific runners with the new school record time of 22:08. The mark exceeds the previous 22:15.24 mark that Wourms recorded at the WCC Preview Meet on the campus of Pepperdine University in September.

Grabow set a new personal mark in the 6K with a 22:41. Her previous best was a 22:45.3 mark at the Bronco Invite in October. Junior Sarah Bailey (Vernon, British Columbia, Canada) also ran for the Tigers, finishing in 25:00 and improving a full 25 seconds from her WCC Championships performance in Malibu, Calif.

The race, hosted by Sacramento State, was contested under sunny conditions on the temporarily converted golf course. The women's 6K event was won individually by Emma Bates of Boise State while Arizona took the team competition.

The race signals the end of the 2013 campaign for Pacific Cross Country. For the second consecutive season, a school record fell in the 6K distance and seven returning runners set personal records in the 5K or 6K distances. The Tigers will now turn their focus to the spring track season in 2014, the program's second year of track competition.