Zerzan Leads Bearcats to Regional Title

SALEM, OR — Willamette sophomore Sarah Zerzan easily won the NCAA Division III West Regional Cross Country Championship race at Bush Park Saturday morning, leading the Bearcats to their third straight regional championship and a trip to the NCAA National meet next Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Claremont–Mudd-Scripps finished second, led by the second place finisher, Kim Sonne.

Zerzan finished the race in 21:58.00, nearly 18 seconds ahead of Sonne of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, who ran 22:15.50. Redlands freshman Avery Kelly was third in 22:24.95. Zerzan’s time was a course record.

The Willamette team, with its top five runners all finishing in the top 21, won the team event with 67 points. Claremont-M-S finished second with 89 points. Both those team qualify for the national meet next week. Colorado College was third with 94 points. Lewis & Clark College was fourth (108) and Whitworth College was fifth (135).

Following Kelley and also qualifying for the national race as individual runners were Kristi Dickey (Whitworth, 22:28.75), Tamma Carlton (L&C, 22:33.20) and Julie Lauterbach (Whitworth, 22:39.85).

The top 35 racers all receive All-Region honors and are listed below:

1 Zerzan, Sarah Willamette 21:58.00 1
2 Sonne, Kim Cms 22:15.50 2
3 Kelly, Avery U. of Redlands 22:24.95
4 Dickey, Kristi Whitworth College 22:28.75 3
5 Carleton, Tamma Lewis & Clark Co 22:33.20 4
6 Lauterbach, Julie Whitworth College 22:39.85 5
7 Sbordone, Laura Lewis & Clark Co 22:41.05 6
8 Stewart, Jeanine Colorado College 22:42.95 7
9 McHattie, Carla Lewis & Clark Co 22:45.70 8
10 Kremer, Angela Colorado College 22:46.50 9
11 Murphy, Joanna Linfield College 22:52.45 10
12 McLain, Anna George Fox 23:04.45 11
13 Mentaberry, Whitney Linfield College 23:04.60 12
14 Maki, Alison Willamette 23:06.55 13
15 Hart, Elizabeth Willamette 23:07.35 14
16 Roberts, Liana Puget Sound 23:08.00 15
17 Lynch, Meaghan Colorado College 23:12.90 16
18 Mensonides, Lisa George Fox 23:14.50 17
19 Coffman, Maddie Willamette 23:15.50 18
20 McFadden, Sarah Cms 23:16.80 19
21 Berg, Amy Cms 23:19.80 20
22 Sherwood, Lauren Willamette 23:22.10 21
23 Kerley, Clara-Eilene U. of Redlands 23:23.30
24 Tedsen, Elizabeth Cms 23:25.55 22
25 Shosky, Shana Pacific University 23:27.25
26 DeHaas, Amanda Linfield College 23:27.90 23
27 Deane, Besha Colorado College 23:29.00 24
28 Worden, Heather Cal Lutheran 23:30.80 25
29 Ross, Evelyn Cms 23:33.20 26
30 Hodgson, Brittany Puget Sound 23:38.60 27
31 Rapp, Amy Pomona-Pitzer 23:39.60 28
32 Keylon, Rachel Occidental 23:41.10 29
33 Zelinski, Danielle UC Santa Cruz 23:51.30 30
4 McCaffrey, Therese Lewis & Clark Co 23:51.31 31
35 Demelo, Daisy Occidental 23:56.40 32

Team Scores:

1 Willamette University 67 1 13 14 18 21 35 54
Total Time: 1:54:49.50
Average: 22:57.90
2 Claremont Mudd Scripps 89 2 19 20 22 26 34 50
Total Time: 1:55:50.86
Average: 23:10.17
3 Colorado College 94 7 9 16 24 38 56 68
Total Time: 1:56:20.30
Average: 23:16.06
4 Lewis & Clark College 108 4 6 8 31 59 67 70
Total Time: 1:56:26.06
Average: 23:17.22
5 Whitworth College 135 3 5 37 39 51 63 71
Total Time: 1:57:53.75
Average: 23:34.75
6 George Fox University 141 11 17 33 36 44 52 73
Total Time: 1:58:42.50
Average: 23:44.50
7 Linfield College 146 10 12 23 46 55 93 94
Total Time: 1:58:11.75
Average: 23:38.35
8 Pomona-Pitzer 237 28 43 47 57 62 72 80
Total Time: 2:01:22.45
Average: 24:16.49
9 Occidental 250 29 32 45 66 78 88 89
Total Time: 2:02:28.15
Average: 24:29.63
10 UC Santa Cruz 251 30 49 53 58 61 65 76
Total Time: 2:01:51.50
Average: 24:22.30
11 University of Puget Sound 260 15 27 60 77 81 84
Total Time: 2:02:56.05
Average: 24:35.21
12 Whitman College 277 40 42 48 64 83 85 87
Total Time: 2:03:32.90
Average: 24:42.58
13 Cal Lutheran 294 25 41 74 75 79 82 86
Total Time: 2:04:21.50
Average: 24:52.30
14 Caltech 437 69 90 91 92 95
Total Time: 2:14:37.55
Average: 26:55.51