After finishing third at the Big West Championships, the UC Santa Barbara women's cross-country team is gearing up for one of the last meets of the season. The 2012 NCAA West Regional Championships is being held Friday, Nov. 9 at the Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle, Wash.
Junior captain Dani Moreno is expected to score major points for the Gauchos and potentially score a spot for the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky. After running 20:25.4 on the final leg of a gnarly flu, Moreno is excited to run the race on healthy physical terms.
A total of nine Gaucho women are entered to complete the lineup in the West Regional championships. Expected top finishers include Cassie Brooker, Christine Cooperstein and Ari Selix. The remaining Gauchos entered in the meet are Sarah Shreck, Courney Lightfoot, Maxine Goyette, Jessicka Chadwick and Bailey Miller.
The Gaucho women are hoping to edge out other top teams such as Boise St., Cal, and ASU in order to finish in the top-10.
The women's 6K will kick off at 12pm.