Nov. 16, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Despite a pair of falls in the women's 6k race, Lilyana Morejon placed 50th while Juan Olea was 140th in the men's 10k at the NCAA West Region Cross Country Championship at Springfield Country Club.
Morejon, who was running 14th well into the race, went down on the course and suffered wounds to her head and back but got up before hitting the ground again later in the race. She wound up finishing 50th among 184 runners in a time of 22:10.20 and an average mile time of 5:56.8. Morejon was the 10th-best finisher among Big West Conference runners.
Olea ran one of his best races on the 10k course as he finished 140th out of 182 runners. He finished in a time of 34:11.70 and an average mile time of 5:30.2. He was 38th among Big West competitors.
- GO MATADORS -