Nov. 15, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. -- At Saturday's NCAA West Regional at Stanford, the UCSB men's cross country team took 10th place and the women took 24th.
Scott Smith led the men's squad with a 27th place finish at 29:54, which was two spots short of All-Region honors. Waleed Totari was next for the Gauchos, running a good race and taking 39th place at 30:21.
The other scorers were Julian deRubira (81st, 31:34), Erik Aardal (88th, 31:47) and Charles Maginnis (109th, 32:14). The men picked up a total of 338 points, which was good for 10th in the region and second among Big West schools.
On the women's side, Danielle Domenichelli picked up a foot injury during the race. She was able to complete the course, but ended up finishing in 66th place at 21:38.
The other scorers were Courtney Carder (141st, 22:43), Ari Selix (142nd, 22:43), Catherine Murillo (144th, 22:45) and Katie Voigtlander (145th, 22:48). The women picked up 625 points, which placed them at 24th in the region.
The Oregon Ducks were the winners of the men's title for the third straight year. They finished with 38 points, ahead of Stanford (72 points) and Portland (85 points). Washington took the women's race with 25 points, followed by Oregon (62 points) and Stanford (91 points).
Oregon's Galen Rupp was the winner of the men's race, capturing his second-straight West Regional title. An Oregon athlete also won the women's race, as sophomore Alexandra Kosinski became the Ducks' first women's regional champion in 14 years.
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