SEATTLE, WA – Cal Poly freshman Laura Hollander was edged out of first place at the NCAA West Regional Championship at the Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle to finish second with a time of 19:22. The women's team placed 11th. The Cal Poly men's team placed eighth, paced by senior David Cardona in 17th.
Hollander, who led most of the race, was edged by Oregon's Jordan Hasay with a winning time of 19:16.
The race opened with Hollander and Hasay posting a times of 6:22 and 6:23 at the first split.
At the second split, Hollander (9:35) opened up a six second lead over Hasay (9:41) and maintained a four second margin at the third mark, 16:03 to 16:07. Over the last quarter of the 6k race, Hasay made up 10 seconds of time for the win.
Oregon won the team championship with 64 points followed by Stanford and Arizona with 85 points. Washington (96), San Francisco (151) and UC Davis (177) rounded out the top six teams. Cal Poly with its 11th place finish posted 327 points.
Cardona covered the 10k course in a time of 30:10 followed by Sean Davidson in 29th with a time of 30:24.
Stanford won the team championship with 45 points followed by Portland with 107. UCLA was third with 128 while Oregon was fourth with 135 points.
Washington (165), Arizona State (218), Washington State (223) and Cal Poly (224) rounded out the top eight schools.
On the individual side, Arizona went one-two with Lawi Lalang winning with a time of 29:02 with teammate Stephen Sambu second with a time of 29:38.