Kyle King placed 19th out of a field of 178 to lead the Eastern Washington University’s men’s team at the NCAA Division I West Regional meet Saturday in Eugene, Ore.
King’s time of 30 minutes, 34.01 seconds in the 10,000-meter run placed him one spot away from automatically qualifying for the Nov. 22 national championships in Terre Haute, Ind.
He must await the results of the other regionals to determine if he will advance with one of the 13 at-large spots.
Portland’s Trevor Dunbar (29:57.89) won the individual title. The team title was awarded to host Oregon with 63 points. Washington State placed 14th, led by Justin Eglund’s 30:39.86. Idaho finished 16th with 413 points.
In the women’s race, Oregon’s Jordan Hasay won the individual title in 20:01.90 on the 6,000-meter course. Pac-10 rival Washington beat the Ducks for the team championship with 73 points.
Idaho and Washington State finished 14th and 16th, respectively, as Ruby Roberts led the Cougars with a 42nd-place finish in 21:06.58.
• NCAA Division III West Regional: Joy Shufeldt finished fourth in 22:10.81 as the Whitworth women earned their second consecutive trip to the national championships with a second-place finish at Bush Park in Salem, Ore.
Tonya Turner finished sixth for the Pirates, who tallied 97 points, finishing off the pace of team champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (65 points).
The Whitworth men finished in third place with 80 points and must wait to see if they are awarded one of the 16 at-large bids for nationals Saturday in Waverly, Iowa.
Aaron Jenkins led the Pirates with a ninth-place finish in 25:48.70.
• NWAACC Championships: Anthony Brown led a trio of runners from Community Colleges of Spokane to finish in the top three in a winning time of 25:19.88 as the Sasquatch men dominated the team score with 19 points to earn the title in Oregon City, Ore.
Sasquatch teammates Trevin Goodrick (25:56.06) and Joey Hartmeier (26:01.57) finished second and third, respectively, in the 8,000-meter race as all five scoring runners for CCS finished inside the top eight.
In the women’s 5,000, Mikel Elliott led CCS with a second-place finish in 18:36.79, just 7 seconds off the pace of champion Shawna Schooley of Everett CC.
CCS placed second in the team race with 64 points. Clark College won the title with 40.
In the combined scoring, CCS scored 83 points to win the coed title over Everett (124) and Clark (164).