Cross country prepped for Pac-12 Championships in Seattle

Cross country prepped for Pac-12 Championships in Seattle

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State men’s and women’s cross country teams will benefit from a light travel week as it heads to University Place Washington for the 2023 Pac-12 Cross Country Championships on Friday at Chambers Creek Regional Park.

The University of Washington will play hosts at this weekend’s conference meet as the 930-acre venue at Chambers Creek will see its second Pac-12 Championships after hosting the meet for the first time back in 2020.  Friday will mark the seventh time overall that the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships are being hosted from the state Washington.

2023 Pac12 Championships Meet Info:

>> Date/Time: Friday, Oct. 27, 2023  |  Men’s 8K: 10 a.m., Women’s 6K: 11 a.m.

>> Location/Venue: University Place, Wash.  |  Chambers Creek Regional Park

>> TV/Streaming: Pac-12 Network/ Pac-12 Now

>> Live Results

>> Course Map

Men’s Preview

Juniors Brian Barsaiya and Kelvin Limo have led a strong fall showing for the Cougar men who currently rank No. 11 in the West region.  Barsaiya, who placed 39th in the West region at last season’s NCAA West Region Championships, began his season with a first-place finish in the Cougar Classic 8k at 23:41.3.  He then went on to lead the Cougs with a 17th overall finish at the NCAA Pre-Nationals College & Open hosted by the University of Virginia, finishing the men’s 8k race in 23:36.6.

Limo won the men’s WSU Alumni Open with a 6k meet record of 17:24.3 to begin his fall season back in September, and has since placed 19th at the Joe Piane Invitational (five-mile, 23:55.9) and 49th at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (24:07.2) 8k in Virginia.

Women’s Preview

The Cougar women came in at No. 10 in the latest West region rankings and placed ninth overall the last time out at the NCAA Pre-Nationals College & Open in Charlottesville, Va.  

Neema Kimtai (20:34.3, 25th), Cristina Molteni (20:54.4, 44th), and Caroline Jerotich (20:59.3, 48th) each cracked the top-50 of the women’s blue 6k at the NCAA Pre-Nationals College & Open in Virginia.  Washington State’s women placed ninth in the overall team scoring from Charlottesville, Va., and are continuing to work junior Aliana Stone Boggs back into the lineup after she missed the first month of the season due to injury.  Stone Boggs made her season debut in Charlottesville, finishing the women’s 6k in 21:45.4.

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