Men and women’s cross country place Top 10 in West Region Championships

The Eagles head to Oregon to compete in the NCAA Division II West Region Championships.

Natalie Hernandez, Sports Editor

On Nov. 6, men and women’s cross country headed to Monmouth, Oregon to compete in the NCAA Division II West Region Championships. Both teams finished strong as the women’s squad earned a fifth place finish and the men earned a seventh place finish.

TOP 10 FINISH

The men were led by redshirt sophomore Ronald Kigen who came in 10th place with a finishing time of 31:10.1. The men finished at 2:38:58 in seventh place earning 155 points, just 10 seconds behind California State University of San Marcos. The men averaged a running time of 31:48.

The women’s squad finished fifth and earned 175 points. The Eagles had a finishing time of 1:53:01, averaging a running time of 22:37. Biola was led by freshman Lynette Ruiz who came in 21st place, finishing at 22:06.0. The women beat Cal State San Marcos by one second.

NCAA Division II championship selections will be revealed on Monday Nov. 8. Stats from today’s race are located on the Biola Athletics website.

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